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MSU IT Celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Cyber security continues to grow in importance, and we all play a role in today’s highly connected world of systems, information, and technology.

MSU Information Technology helps celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by promoting safe computing tips via our Tech at MSU Twitter account and supporting the MSU Security Summit on October 11. Read Full Article →

From the CIO

A Lifelong Spartan

Posted August 12, 2016 by Rob McCurdy

I want to thank the MSU community for the incredible amount of support I have received since given the opportunity to serve as interim CIO. I have been deeply invested in the Spartan community long before arriving here professionally. My experiences as a Spartan began at an early age with my father, having graduated from…Continue Reading →

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MSU IT Celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber security continues to grow in importance, and we all play a role in today’s highly connected world of systems, information, and technology.

MSU Information Technology helps celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by promoting safe computing tips via our Tech at MSU Twitter account and supporting the MSU Security Summit on October 11. Read Full Article →

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Announcing eCommerce at MSU

Finding the information departments need to accept card payments at MSU has become easier with the launch of the new eCommerce at MSU website.  

In a cross departmental effort, MSU IT and the Office of the Controller have consolidated the merchant Services and PCI Compliance webpage (formally located at www.ctlr.msu.edu/CreditCard/Default.aspx) and the CASHNet informational website (formally located at paymentsupport.ais.msu.edu) into one website ecommerce.msu.eduRead Full Article →

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Office Pro Plus software available to MSU graduate students

MSU graduate students now have access to Microsoft Office Pro Plus software downloads at no cost as part of MSU’s licensing agreement.

What is Office Pro Plus?

Office Pro Plus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Each graduate student can download Office Pro Plus on up to five computers (Windows or Apple iOS), five tablets (Windows, Apple iOS, and/or Android), and five smart phones. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Council discuss CIO transition, Office 365 progress, IT enterprise stewardship

The MSU IT Council met on August 3. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Interim Chief Information Officer Transition

Rob McCurdy was named Interim Chief Information Officer for MSU as of August 1. He plans on continuing the strategy and projects outlined on bolderit.msu.edu. Rob says he looks forward to learning more about the broader MSU culture and being more visible to campus, the IT Exchange group, and the MSU IT Council. Read Full Article →

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MSU residence hall network upgraded during summer

MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF), Residential Hospitality Services (RHS), and MSU IT partnered to upgrade network equipment in the residence halls. This effort will provide a more consistent experience across campus, bolster reliability, and streamline troubleshooting for students who rely on connectivity in their academic experiences, as well as social interactions. Read Full Article →

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Check out MSU tech tips, resources for students

MSU IT welcomes you! We know getting into the school mode can be stressful when you are juggling responsibilities, meeting deadlines, and studying for hours. We want to see you succeed and part of that success depends on knowing the tools and resources available to you.

Below you will find a list of resources you can pull from to make the 2016-2017 academic year a success! Read Full Article →

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MSU offers extended technology support hours before fall semester

Welcome back! The MSU ID Office has expanded hours to help students get their Spartan ID Cards.

MSU IT has also extended Computer Help and Repair hours and hours in the MSU Engagement Centers. Stop by and ask any of our trained consultants about getting connected to the network and Wi-Fi, as well as information about computers and software. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Introduces Self Service Portal

MSU IT rolled out a Unified Self Service feature (https://uss.itservicedesk.msu.edu/), part of their existing service desk system, on August 15, 2016. It provides online access to students, faculty, and staff with an MSU NetID for checking the status of open requests, requesting services and searching a library of knowledge articles for help with technologies they support. Read Full Article →

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Scam Alert

Tuition discount scam targeting students

Be aware that scammers are targeting college students by claiming that students who pay their tuition to them in full will receive a tuition discount. This is a scam.

Who is being targeted?

Currently the scammers are targeting international students, however, all students need to remain vigilant as they could be contacted too. Read Full Article →

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Check out tips on D2L course cleanup and finding missing files

New features in MSU D2L version 10.5 allow for easy cleanup of courses that are carrying extra baggage from previous course conversions or years of accumulating unused files.

The process listed below copies all associated files from content and activities, such as quizzes, leaving behind any lingering files not actually used in the course. Read Full Article →