AdminImages Weekend Outage Scheduled June 21-23

AdminImages logoAdminImages, SMU’s document retention tool, will soon be undergoing major maintenance in two weeks time.

An outage has been scheduled to begin at 5 PM Friday, June 21 and will continue until the early morning of Monday, June 23. During this period, document scanning, viewing, and workflows will be unavailable. This outage allows OIT to upgrade AdminImages to the newset version of Perceptive Content, the underlying software that powers the service. This upgrade will enable a new web-based interface called Experience, which can be used in multiple browsers and will not require Java like WebNow. WebNow and all other features of AdminImages will remain unchanged after this upgrade. If you have any questions regarding this outage, let us know at help@smu.edu or 214-768-HELP.

Apple Strikes Back: Mac Pro Revived at WWDC

The long-awaited announcement has finally been made: the new Mac Pro.

The 2019 Mac ProAt the Worldwide Developers Conference happening this week, Tim Cook revealed the totally revamped top-of-the-line Mac for power users and professionals. Gone is the oft-derided “trash can” form factor that Apple claims stifled upgradability. The old cylinder not only had trouble accommodating more hardware but also had thermal issues with higher-power graphics cards. This go-round, Apple has returned to what is often called the “cheese grater” design of Macs past.

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OIT Web Team Makes Strides in Sitecore Success

SitecoreManaging the underlying systems to keep SMU’s web presence healthy is no simple task. OIT’s Web Application Services Team works to keep the website accessible, reliable, and visually appealing. Over the past few months, great progress has taken place on several fronts for the web team. Let’s go over their great work!

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Let Your Mouse do the Walking: Internal Employee Directory Now Online

Old SMU 2016–2017 Directory CoverAh, the yellow pages: that massive tome – for the metroplex, anyway – filled with business listings from construction to casting (see also: talent agencies), bakeries to basket weavers, and so on. Until recently, SMU had its own print directory, Mustang Connections sponsored by SMU Student Media, that featured listings for students, faculty, staff members, and even department information. This directory served as SMU’s own reliable “yellow pages” – even though the pages were blue or gray – for some time, but eventually, technology innovations and environmental concerns caused SMU to move on.

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MS Teams Now Open to All!

Microsoft Teams Logo without TextThe month of April proved to be a successful one for our Microsoft Teams rollout, with the early adopter program helping to tie up loose ends. Now, we are opening up Teams to the entire SMU community!

SMU faculty, staff, and students can now head to smu.edu/teams, click the Login button, and use their SMU e-mail and password to access this new service for cloud-based team collaboration. Once you’ve accessed Teams, you can create your own teams and invite individuals to chat and collaborate on projects. Plus, as an educational institution, we also get additional features tailored to academic uses.

If you’re ready to learn more about Microsoft Teams, we have some resources for you. In addition to Microsoft’s ten-part training video series, there are several courses available in LinkedIn Learning that you can access.