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MSU offers SecureIT tips for securing mobile devices

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It’s important to safeguard your personal computers, mobile phones, tablets, and other devices.

  1. Use a passcode to lock your device when not in use.
  2. Set up automatic updates for operating systems, web browsers, and apps.
  3. If connecting to an unsecured Wi-Fi connection, be cautious about the sites visited and the information accessed.
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MSU offers SecureIT tips for securing mobile devices

It’s important to safeguard your personal computers, mobile phones, tablets, and other devices.

  1. Use a passcode to lock your device when not in use.
  2. Set up automatic updates for operating systems, web browsers, and apps.
  3. If connecting to an unsecured Wi-Fi connection, be cautious about the sites visited and the information accessed.
Read Full Article →
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MSU IT Council discusses project management, campus licensing, IT assessment

The MSU IT Council met on July 1. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Project management

Kevin Kuss, director of IT Services Project Management Office, gave an overview of the project status reporting system. Kuss will provide regular updates of high-level technology projects at future IT Council meetings. Read Full Article →

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MSU finalizes campus license agreements on select software

MSU and IT Services have finalized and expanded some recent campus licensing agreements for:

CampusAD

IT Services now centrally funds and manages a Microsoft Windows 2008 Active Directory infrastructure for units on campus. Read Full Article →

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Select IT Services LearnDAT tools and applications to be retired on July 31

Select IT Services LearnDAT tools and applications will be retired on July 31 due to low usage and third party alternatives.

Tools that will be retired on July 31 include: Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Council discusses Office 365 email, active directory, licensing agreements

The MSU IT Council met on June 3.  Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting. Read Full Article →

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Any Windows 2003 systems or services need to be upgraded by July

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will end support and no longer provide security updates for the Windows 2003 operating system after that time.

IT Services is migrating all systems and services under our purview currently running Server 2003 onto newer, supported operating systems before July 14. We need your cooperation to migrate MSU systems and services you oversee before July 14 as well. Read Full Article →

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IT Services centrally provides CampusAD, Exchange to MSU units

IT Services now centrally provides Microsoft active directory and Exchange services to MSU departments.

Beginning May 2015, existing department customers were no longer billed for these services.

CampusAD

CampusAD is a Microsoft Windows 2008 Active Directory infrastructure for units on campus. This authentication directory supports enterprise systems (e.g., file and print servers), provides contact information and scheduling integration, and offers mechanisms for centralized desktop management. Read Full Article →

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MSU graduate student Chau Nguyen demonstrates how accessable the food safety online course that Professor Julie Funk developed is.

Learn about MSU technology resources available to new students

The MSU Academic Orientation Program (AOP) started June 8 and runs through August helping new students and parents get acclimated to Michigan State University.

Getting started

Technology plays a large role in students’ coursework and lives at MSU. The tech.msu.edu site provides a gateway to technology resources and help.

Follow TechAtMSU on Twitter for ongoing technology news, updates, and safe computing information. Read Full Article →

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MSU providing Microsoft software licenses to departments

MSU is providing Microsoft licenses for departmental use under an Enrollment for Education Solution (EES).

A schedule for student use and personal use for faculty and staff of Microsoft Office products will be determined in the future.

Department use

All MSU departments can obtain use licenses on department-owned machines for:

  • Office Pro Plus
  • Office for Mac
  • Windows OS Upgrades
  • Windows Server
  • Exchange Server
  • SharePoint Server
  • Lync Server

Licenses are based on the current version of the software, though it’s possible to downgrade to a previous version. Read Full Article →

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MSU printing upgraded with new interface, features

The MSU Netprint service was retired today and is replaced with MSU Print at print.msu.edu.

MSU Print offers a simpler and more modern web interface, as well as new print features including laptop printing. (Read the online article for detailed instructions on web and laptop printing using MSU Print.)

MSU Print accepts Spartan Cash and credit cards. Read Full Article →