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February 2013 Newsletter
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Hamilton College




February 2013

In this Newsletter:

From the Editor

Candygram! – Remembering "ILOVEYOU" 13 Years Later

Java Disable/Update F.A.Q.

Hamilton College Partners With Hewlett Packard for Windows Desktop Computers

Mobile Hamilton

Events Calendar Update

Digital Humanities Initiative Biweekly Newsletter

Appointment Slots Are Back

Web Editing Class Schedule

ITS Newsletter Archives
 

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From the Editor - Maureen Scoones

This issue provides updates about recent changes, e.g. the Events Calendar that was launched in January, Google Appointment Slots are back, and more information about Java. We have an exciting announcement about a new partnership with HP. Finally, if you didn't receive a gift from your valentine, fear not, Ryan Coyle is sending everyone a Candygram!

Candygram! – Remembering "ILOVEYOU" 13 Years Later - Ryan Coyle

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd see how many people remember the ILOVEYOU worm. This innocuous looking email started out simple enough, but in the end infected tens of millions of computers around the world, estimated to have affected up to 10% of the world's Internet connected computers at the time. Could this ever happen again? More...

Java Disable/Update F.A.Q. - Nikki Reynolds

In late January ITS announced that it is critical that everyone update Java on their computer.

If you have not updated Java, you should!! This is true whether you are on a Macintosh or a Windows computer. Instructions that will help you update Java can be found at: https://my.hamilton.edu/its/rc/managing-java-on-your-computer.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Java Update...

Hamilton College Partners With Hewlett Packard for Windows Desktop Computers
- Karen Schaffer

Starting in the May/June time-frame you will see the HP business class products here on campus as ITS is excited to introduce them with the 2013 computer replacements. This new relationship is the result of a joint procurement initiative of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium.

In November 2012, the six colleges (Colgate, Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Skidmore, St. Lawrence University, and Union College) came together to establish a strategic partnership with one vendor/supplier for our Windows computer products. A few of the projected benefits of this collaboration are to leverage a more cost effective pricing model and establish a technical support team across the six institutions.

Mobile Hamilton - Dave Smallen

As we all know, the world of technology is increasingly moving to mobile devices (e.g. smart phones, tablets) and wireless computing. At Hamilton, 99% of student have laptop computers, over 70% have smart phones and while a small percentage have tablet devices (15%) that number will likely continue to increase in the future as these devices become more capable as replacements for laptop computers or electronic textbooks become a viable option.

In 2011, Hamilton made its website mobile-friendly. More...

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Events Calendar Update - Maureen Scoones

Since the launch of the calendar on January 14, 2013, we have made adjustments to the calendar to make it quicker and easier for you to request spaces for your events. We added a help section to the Events Calendar webpage, which includes an updated FAQ. There is also a webpage that lists all of the building codes and direct links to the availability pages for most spaces. Please continue to direct your questions and feedback about the new calendar to r25help@listserv.hamilton.edu.

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Digital Humanities Initiative Newsletter
- Janet Simons & Angel Nieves

 

The latest installment (Feb. 6, 2013) of the Digital Discussions biweekly newsletter, designed to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest information on upcoming DHi events, is available. We will also be using this format to showcase some of our current ideas on what we might be doing next in our Activities, Ideas & Musings section!

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Appointment Slots Are Back - Maureen Scoones

In December, Google announced it was doing a little "winter cleaning," part of which involved the discontinuation of Appointment Slots. After receiving feedback from Google Apps for Education and business customers, Google decided to restore this functionality.

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Web Editing Class Schedule - Maureen Scoones

SiteManager classes and working sessions continue to be offered. Whether creating a page for your administrative office, academic department, student organization, or your own professional page, SiteManager, Hamilton's own web editing tool, can be used to create your web presence.

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ITS Newsletter Archives

All past issues of the ITS Newsletter are available on our website.

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