Information Services and Technology
Macintosh and Windows Users: Keeping Current with Microsoft Office
July 16, 2012IS&T plans to end support for Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows and Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh at the end of 2012. Upgraded versions offer better performance, integration, and compatibility.
Online courses help you learn MIT applications
July 12, 2012The beauty of online courses is that you can pick up skills as needed, anytime and anywhere. Recognizing this, IS&T’s Training Team has been full steam ahead, creating web-based courses to help community members learn and use MIT applications.
Wiki archiving process under way
June 6, 2012As part of an effort to improve the performance and usability of the MIT Wiki Service, IS&T will begin an annual archiving of wiki spaces starting this summer.
ARTEMiS brings art to teaching of science and engineering concepts
June 4, 2012ART for Engineering, Mathematics, and Science an initiative launched last summer through MIT’s Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT).
Set for launch: student hourly appointment application
June 1, 2012Web-based application that automates creating and making changes to hourly paid student appointments at MIT goes live on June 6.
Casper Suite centralizes Macintosh management
May 29, 2012IS&T is planning a multistage rollout of the Casper Suite — a comprehensive platform for managing Mac OS X computers. This software will enable IT administrators at MIT to oversee inventory, software distribution, settings and security.
Explore the Learning Center, MIT’s home base for training
March 30, 2012The MIT Learning Center marks another milestone: EHS compliance training and STARweb courses from the Office of Sponsored Programs have recently moved to this online locale.
The scoop on Coeus: It’s not just for grants.gov proposals
March 12, 2012Coeus is equally useful for preparing and routing other grant proposals, whether they are going to industry, foundations or federal agencies.
Behind the scenes with adMIT ONE
March 5, 2012adMIT ONE – the Institute's centralized box office – is a popular campus resource for student groups and DLCs that are offering events.
MIT's open wireless networks will be retired in 2012
February 2, 2012As a protective measure, MIT plans to retire its open wireless networks, MIT and MIT N. After the change, users will have three wireless options on campus: MIT GUEST, MIT SECURE and MIT SECURE N.
MIT iPhone and Android apps provide access to many Libraries' services
January 19, 2012Download the free MIT Mobile Android or Mobile iPhone app and gain access to many MIT services, including several offered by the Libraries.
Personalize your online training with lyndaCampus
January 11, 2012This enhancement to lynda.com — the popular online library of training videos — provides MIT community members with profiles that enable them to view their lynda.com history, bookmark courses, and create Certificates of Completion for courses viewed in their entirety.
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IS&T offers limited support for Windows Phone 7, will end support for Windows Mobile
December 9, 2011IS&T now offers limited support for Windows Phone 7 (WP7), Microsoft's latest mobile platform. All four major cellular providers carry Windows Phone 7 devices.
Prepare now! Migration of Exchange mailboxes to Exchange 2010 Is under way
December 1, 2011IS&T is upgrading the campus Microsoft Exchange infrastructure from 2007 to 2010.
At your service in the Stratton Student Center: one Greenbean recycling machine
October 21, 2011Zoe is the Greenbean recycling machine near the stairs on the first floor of W20. Part of a pilot program sponsored by the MIT Department of Facilities, Zoe is taking community recycling to the next level.
IS&T now offers support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
October 18, 2011The latest Macintosh operating system offers many new features that enhance functionality for end users. Some of those enhancements change behaviors in Kerberos, wired DHCP and user navigation.
Cyber security: Education is the key
October 14, 2011If you haven't yet been a victim of phishing, malware or other online fraud, statistics show that it may just be a matter of time. With the number of cyber threats growing daily, it helps to be reminded of how you can do your part to combat the risks.
Online evaluations provide insight to instructors and students
September 27, 2011In spring 2011, MIT moved to a completely online subject evaluation system. The new system is more flexible, timely, accurate and environmentally conscious.
Partner vendors offer cellphone discounts to MIT community members
September 22, 2011
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Finding the right IT tools for persons with disabilities
August 15, 2011As another academic year comes into view, ATIC staff are out in front, testing IT tools for those who have various disabilities or temporary injuries, such as visual or hearing impairments, dyslexia, or repetitive strain injuries.
Microsoft Office now available to MIT students at no cost
August 5, 2011Departments, labs and centers that have funded Microsoft Office for their students under the Microsoft Campus Agreement will no longer need to do so.