Find out about new MSU technology services for faculty, staff
MSU Information Technology has been working on several new technology services for departments, as well as faculty, staff, and IT staff.Cloud services coming soon
Coming soon are access to Gartner for Technical Professionals and university agreements for cloud services with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure at discounted rates with enhanced security and improved terms and conditions for faculty, staff, and departmental use. Read Full Article →
New technology knowledge base system launched for the MSU community
MSU IT launched a new technology knowledge system providing MSU students, faculty, and staff access to help and support information. This new system may be accessed one of two ways:
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 →
MSU modifies operations and suspends classes until 12 Noon
Michigan State University modified operations and suspended classes until 12 noon on Monday, February 2, 2015, due to severe winter weather.
- Electronic services and critical university functions will be maintained with other business operations supported remotely to the fullest extent possible.
- University buildings will be closed to the public including the computer labs within those buildings.
Updates made to MSU Web Accessibility Policy and standards for digital content
Michigan State University is committed to accessibility on all levels. As we move toward a higher degree of dependence on the web to access programs, services, businesses, and activities, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that content is accessible to the broadest possible audience.
MSU departments, employees, faculty, and instructors are being asked to update web pages, online course materials, e-texts, PDFs, and any online content that is used for business and academic activities to meet the current MSU Web Accessibility Policy which includes Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Conformance Level AA. Read Full Article →
MSU to rollout two-factor authentication in the spring of 2015
Cyber attacks on computer systems and networks to obtain personal information and other confidential data take place on a daily basis.
To maintain the integrity and security of our institution’s data, Michigan State University is taking steps to increase the level of protection in systems amassing sensitive and personal information by implementing two-factor authentication in spring 2015. Read Full Article →
Faculty Seminars December 16 and 17, 2014
Fall 2014 seminars are scheduled for December 16 and 17.The schedule
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
This year’s theme is Our Shared Responsibility. MSU Information Technology (IT) Security encourages the community to get involved and do their part to make our Internet, MSUnet, safer and more secure for everyone.
- Read information posted on MSU’s technology security site at tech.msu.edu/secureIT/
- Check the STOP-THINK-CONNECT Web site for additional information at staysafeonline.org/
- Share online safety advice and links to resources on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #NCSAM.
MSU Community advised to avoid using Internet Explorer
Update as of May 1, 2014: Microsoft has released an emergency patch for the Internet Explorer vulnerability. Users should apply Windows Updates and then reboot their computer. Microsoft did release a version of the patch for Windows XP systems. Windows XP users should also apply these updates and reboot.
Access to university systems disrupted Saturday, January 4
Access to several core university systems – including ANGEL, Desire2Learn, and computer lab machines – was disrupted Saturday, January 4, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The source of the problem was traced to a device that was overloading IT Services’ datacenter network and disrupting traffic to the Shibboleth identity authorization system used by the affected services. Read Full Article →