The newest version of macOS 10.14 Mojave is expected to be released Monday, September 24, 2018. We highly recommend not updating to this OS as it will be problematic for various software packages causing software to not run and in some cases even lockup your OS. Continue reading Mac Users: Don’t Upgrade to Mojave… Just Yet!
Data flows all around us, from the shortest tweets to the largest repositories of scientific data. With the sheer amount of data in our lives, how can we use it to answer burning questions or make big decisions? That’s where R comes in!
Today is the day for the latest iOS update for your iPhone and iPad, plus an update to the macOS default web browser, Safari. Here are a few of the things to expect with the updates. Continue reading Apple’s iOS 12 and Safari 12 Update Now Available
While you may already know how to make PDF files in a jiffy, have you ever wondered if your documents were easily readable by those who use assistive technologies with their devices? Be it a software screen reader, a braille interpreter, or some other system, it is important to keep these in mind when creating a PDF. In this video tutorial, you will learn how to get started with Adobe Acrobat’s built-in accessibility settings that can quickly make your new and existing documents readable to as many people as possible. Continue reading Making PDF Files Accessible Starter Kit
We would like to take a moment and update you on our Appspace Digital Signage Upgrade Project.
In July, we completed the server upgrade and hosted a webinar on What’s new in Appspace 6. If you missed the webinar, a recording is available by clicking the link below. Continue reading Appspace Digital Signage Update: September 2018
During the summer, OIT was busy making changes to more than 40 rooms, compiling a full classroom AV inventory, building a webpage that allows faculty and staff to locate rooms that match their technology requirements and installing two new lecture capture solutions in 7 rooms. We also added the upgraded rooms to our automated control system to notify us in advance of major issues. This brings our total to 145 rooms now configured in the monitoring tool. Continue reading Classrooms Receive Technology Upgrades and Inventory Over Summer
Years ago, a customized application called RoomRes was created to facilitate student advising appointments and reservations of several study spaces within the libraries. As the usage of RoomRes grew, the limitations of that solution became clear. Continue reading Improved Booking System Simplifies Advising Appointments
The phone replacement project is now in flight. In June, OIT held a project kickoff meeting with our third-party support team, Integration Partners. The platform selected to replace our phones is Microsoft Skype for Business. Additionally, we will implement Anywhere365 for our call center technology solution. Continue reading Phone Replacement Project In Flight
The OIT Academic Technology Services is excited to announce the formation of a new Linux User Group (LUG) for SMU. Starting this
September October, the LUG will be open to any campus community members who share an interest in the Linux operating system, free and open source software and other related topics—both technical and non-technical. Continue reading SMU Linux User Group Arriving in October