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Featured Article: Get Ready for Windows 7

CTS is preparing to upgrade campus-owned PCs to the Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system over the next year and a half.

All new computers delivered to faculty and staff this spring semester will have Windows 7 pre-installed. One Advanced Technology Classroom in Lanigan 105 will have Windows 7 installed later in the semester so we can determine if there might be any issues upgrading ATCs to the latest operating system.  In addition, the Penfield Computer lab (not the 24-hour lab) will be upgraded to Windows 7 sometime in the Spring 2012 semester so testing can also be done there to determine any issues.

CTS will be conducting Windows 7 workshops every two weeks this Spring semester.  Please see our Workshops page for dates/times and registration.

In addition, we are also working on a website that will have more detailed information on the upgrades with links to online training tutorials.  That website is at www.oswego.edu/cts/windows7.
Construction sign that says CTS Work Zone

Classroom Technology Upgrades

Several projects were undertaken by CTS in our continuing efforts to make presentation technology widely available on campus as well as to upgrade existing classroom technologies.

Mahar 307 was upgraded to a full Advanced Technology Classroom (ATC) and Anthropology will share that classroom with other departments in Mahar.  In Lanigan, new hi-definition projectors and a digital control system were added to the Graphics Arts classroom and lab.  A new hi-definition projector and the cabling necessary for hi-definition video were installed in the Campus Center auditorium.  New hi-definition projectors were also installed in Penfield instruction rooms, in several busy Campus Center classrooms, and in Snygg 106, 107, and B6.

At Phoenix, a new digital ATC was built with a large flat panel display. The computer lab presentation system was also upgraded replacing the old projector and speakers on a cart.  At the Metro Center, new Interactive whiteboard technology was added to the great technology already in room 105.

Continuing the expansion of our campus digital signage, a new display was installed in Rich Hall.  The infrastructure for a digital signage player was installed in Tyler with the actual display coming soon.

Construction sign that says CTS Work Zone

Network Updates

Over the winter break, CTS expanded wireless connectivity to the Tyler Hall galleries.

Network hardware upgrades were completed in Penfield, Lanigan and Rich Halls.  These same buildings underwent a Voice Over IP (VoIP) upgrade.  In addition to moving the phone service in these buildings from an analog to a digital system, the VoIP upgrades provided users with a new digital handset. Please see our VoIP Upgrade page for more specific information.
Notes from the Helpdesk written on a pad with a pen under it.

Notes from the Help Desk

The Technology Support Center (TSC) will be open extended hours for the first two weeks of the semester to assist with any start of the semester technology issues students,  faculty, and staff may have.  Please check the TSC website for specific hours.  The TSC is located in 26 Lanigan Hall and is available by email at help@oswego.edu and by phone at 315.312.3456.

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iOS 5
Apple recently released the iOS version 5 operating system for its i-products.  It has been reported that using the campus wireless network with iOS 5 will cause the user to frequently have to reauthenticate.  The CTS Networking group is currently aware of this and will be investigating solutions in the near future.