Author Archives: Ian Aberle

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Locker.SMU Update: Migration to Box@SMU complete.

Earlier this year, we implemented Box as a new file storage and sharing application for SMU, replacing the Locker.SMU solution. We have recently completed migrating content from Locker’s three main environments:  BStore.SMU (Bulk storage), Locker.SMU OrgSpace (Departmental Data) and Locker.SMU User storage.  Each … Continue reading

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Security Holes in iOS 9 Patched with Update

Apple just released the iOS 9.3.3 update, the final version for iOS 9 before the new iOS 10 this fall. For this reason, Apple allowed for extra testing time taking over two months with five separate betas to ensure the … Continue reading

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Web links rewritten by new anti-spam feature

On Tuesday, July 2, SMU implemented a new feature as part of our anti-spam defense to rewrites web links considered questionable, included in inbound emails. The purpose of the rewrite is to prevent phishing and malware scams by forwarding certain web … Continue reading

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Important Changes to Courses.SMU

UPDATE: Due to an unprecedented chain of events yesterday, June 29th, SMU was unable to login to Canvas for several hours. The connection between SMU and Canvas has since been restored. These events yesterday disrupted our expected timeline, and in … Continue reading

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New Summer IT Training Offerings

Two new full-day Canvas Boot Camps, the new Sitecore 8.1 classes, and Using Appspace for Campus Signage are just some of the offerings for summertime learning.

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Summertime Learning with Lynda

Summer offers the perfect time to enrich yourself with some summertime learning. With lyndaCampus, you have access to the leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Here … Continue reading

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Sitecore Upgrade on June 20

On June 20th, we will be upgrading the Sitecore server to version 8.1. Due to the update process, the Sitecore authoring environment, wcmstage.smu.edu/sitecore, will be unavailable for the entire day starting at 7 AM. The public-facing environment of www.smu.edu will … Continue reading

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End of support for QuickTime for Windows

Recently it was announced that Apple will no longer offer patches and will end support for QuickTime for Windows, their multimedia software package for the Microsoft OS. This move came about shortly after several vulnerabilities were detected in the software. … Continue reading

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Issues with Documents in AdminImages

The Help Desk has received a few reports of users having trouble linking documents in AdminImages.SMU. Over the weekend, a PeopleSoft PeopleTools update was applied. The update changed how linking pages are built. Most application plans were corrected by the … Continue reading

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Change Vimeo’s privacy settings & embed video defaults.

Vimeo a useful tool for sharing videos and presentations, but sometimes you need to restrict the access for those video by changing Vimeo’s privacy settings and how those videos can be embedded. You can even create a default preset to … Continue reading

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