U.S. Daylight Saving Time for 2008 begins this Sunday, Mar. 9, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour, and check your computer to be sure it’s displaying the correct time.
Standard Time came late in 2007, but it finally arrives this Sunday, Nov. 4. Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour earlier, and check your computer to be sure it’s displaying the correct time.
In observation of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Information Technology Services has devoted its October issue of Technology News to issues such as understanding data encryption and password security. In addition, ITS will send out weekly e-mails on computer security best practices. Download the newsletter (PDF format) to read more.
In other news, ITS’ Security Awareness Poster Contest returns for its second year. The top 12 entries will appear in the 2008 SMU Aware calendar. Send in your design by Nov. 3; learn more about art guidelines and technical requirements at the Poster Contest home page.
Meanwhile, Office 2007 is now being deployed to campus PCs. Visit smu.edu/help for more information on the software and available online training.
Information Technology Services is planning a campuswide upgrade to the Microsoft Office 2007 suite, beginning this October. So what happens when students turn in papers created with their own, already upgraded software? Rachel Mulry, ITS technical project manager, offers tips on how to handle the new documents until you have the new software. Read more.