Category Archives: Tech News

Eduroam Available Throughout Campus

If you will be traveling to other universities this year, be sure to checkout eduroam.  The eduroam wireless network is available at SMU as well as thousands of educational institutions around the world. SMU participates as both a service provider … Continue reading

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Chrome Ends Support for Java and Silverlight

This month, certain plug-ins will cease functioning in the Google Chrome web browser. This is a decision Google made in its development roadmap over a year ago. As Google phased out the plug-ins, there has been some workarounds, but even those workarounds will cease to … Continue reading

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SMU Mobile App: It’s SMU in the palm of your hand

SMU is releasing its first official mobile application, SMU Mobile. This new app puts SMU in the palm of your hand. As a student, you can easily access variety of information about the university, including maps, news, grades, and even … Continue reading

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SMU Employees: Free access to Lynda.com online training.

Did you know that you have free access to over 267,000 online video tutorials with Lynda.com? Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills at any level of expertise so they can achieve … Continue reading

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Faculty Media Lab to close during renovations

OIT’s Faculty Media Lab will close on July 23 for the duration of the CUL renovations. The Faculty Media Lab has provided dozens of faculty with a space for multimedia projects, digitizing, and multimedia training. While the space will be closed, … Continue reading

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SPSS License Renewal

Every summer, SPSS goes through a license renewal process. During this time, some customers will be given a countdown for when their license will expire. While this message is distressing, there is a 90-day grace period during which there will … Continue reading

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Lync Becomes Skype for Business

Beginning July 29, SMU faculty and staff who use Microsoft Lync will notice changes, like new notification tones, as Lync clients are upgraded to Skype for Business. What does this mean for current Lync users? If you use Skype to … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know When You Need It

We’re now communicating project news when you need it. Starting this week, we’ve begun posting articles in our blog IT Connect instead of the bi-monthly Technology News. Our weekly down-to-earth blog has details on upcoming projects, tech tips, training, and … Continue reading

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Excel for Windows Tips and Shortcuts Webinar

Boosting Your Efficiency and Productivity Offered by Lynda.com Explore Microsoft Excel tips and shortcuts you can use every day on a Windows operating system. Join Dennis Taylor, spreadsheets expert and lynda.com author, to unlock techniques for navigating, copying and pasting, … Continue reading

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Summer 2015: Sneak Peek from OIT

It’s hard to believe the Spring semester is almost over.  Summertime is always a very busy period for OIT as we strive to complete infrastructure projects or finish up new solutions before the Fall semester begins.  Throughout the summer, we … Continue reading

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