The penguin is back on the IU campus. In its tenth year now, the annual Linuxfest will again celebrate the free, open-source operating system Linux and its mascot, that loveable flightless Antarctic bird.
Did you know that you can chat live with a UITS Support Center consultant right from your desktop? Using ITHelpLive, you’ll be able to discuss your IT questions in real time. This service is now available to Windows, Mac, and Linux users.
We’ve launched a new page on Facebook, so you know what’s available to help you with your work and what’s happening around campus. It’s an informal online gathering place where IT is the main topic of conversation, and both newbies and techies are welcome.
In honor of this month’s Celebrate IU festivities, IU is inviting undergraduate and graduate students from all eight campuses to share their university spirit through a video contest on YouTube. Entering the contest is simple: Make a video about why you love IU, upload it to YouTube, and you’ll be eligible to win.
In the coming weeks, UITS will offer the “Desktop Publishing Fundamentals” STEPS Certificate Series, the new “Photoshop: In-Depth Healing Tools” advanced workshop, plus three workshops on Adobe Acrobat.
The IU Geographic Information Systems (GIS) community is hosting the 2nd annual Earth as Art contest in celebration of GIS Day, November 19. Open to the public, the contest encourages participants to create works of art based on satellite imagery, aerial photography, elevation data, infrared imagery, or map features.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign to educate you about cyber threats and how to avoid them. Mark the occasion by setting aside some time to boost your online defenses.
IU Purchasing is pleased to include Sony as a Shop Contracts (B2B) partner. Departments can now receive special pricing on Sony broadcast, professional, and consumer audio/video products.
Students: Work on exciting information technology projects at IUB and IUPUI — intern with University Information Technology Services (UITS). Students from populations traditionally under-represented in IT professions are especially encouraged to apply.
Linuxfest is marking its tenth year as a celebration of the free, open-source Linux operating system and other open-source software applications. The event will include booths and presenters, consulting and demonstrations, and giveaways.
You’ve probably assembled a PowerPoint presentation or two. The UITS STEPS Certificate Series “PowerPoint 2007: End-User” will take you beyond the basics to create hyperlinks and action buttons, embed tables and charts, add WordArt and Smart Art graphics, and more.
For Windows users connecting to a server that requires a secure telnet or FTP client, UITS previously recommended SSH Secure Shell — because that product is no longer free to download, UITS now recommends PuTTY. For Mac users, UITS still recommends Cyberduck.
If you plan to use departmentally sponsored software in the UITS Student Technology Centers (STCs) during the spring semester, please submit your requests for software by October 15.