November 2016 Technology Update



Summary of Updates

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Bb Student Mobile App
  3. Sierra Upgrade Safe
  4. Technology Training
  5. MS Office for University Computers
  6. WiFi Maintenance at LC

Microsoft Office Fordham staff and students may download up to 5 copies of Microsoft Office to a personal device. This includes tablets and smartphones. Read more.

Bb Student Mobile App Let your students know about Blackboard’s mobile app, Bb Student. Meets demands for speed, connection, information, and personalization. Read more.

Sierra Upgrade Safe Sierra OS has been tested and it’s safe to upgrade your Mac. Looking for a summary about systems that were tested? Here’s a list of them.

Technology Training November is packed with workshops and trainings for faculty and staff. Enhance your skills and learn new ones. Read more.

MS Office for University Computers Over the next few months, MS Office 2016 will be installed on University desktops. If you would like a copy installed right now, contact IT Customer Care.

Maintenance Announcements
On Tuesday, November 1 at 11:00 p.m. until Wednesday, November 2 at 2:00 a.m., Cisco phones at 400 Westchester, the McGinley Center, the Gabelli School of Business (RH and LC), the Law School, 45 Columbus, and the IT offices in Dealy, will experience multiple brief outages while we make network changes in support of the Unified Communications deployment. The longer outages will be seen on the Lincoln Center campus and should not last more than 5 to 10 minutes. Rose Hill facilities should expect to see their phones reboot for about 60 seconds.

WiFi service will not be available in the Lowenstein Building, Lincoln Center, on floors 2 through 13, on Tuesday, November 29, from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., and possibly continuing through Wednesday, November 30, until 1:00 a.m. This work is being done in preparation for planned construction work in early December. Fordham IT’s calendar has our full schedule of maintenance and events.


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