News: May 2016
CIT is offering training in Drupal™, an incredibly powerful open source Content Management System. Drupal is used across campus to build departmental and college level websites. For more information and to register follow the links for each class.
The Ithaca Branch of the Project Management Institute is presenting a Professional Development Day on June 16, 2016, from 11:30am - 4:30pm at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street in Ithaca.
On May 31, CIT will change how it provides the service that lets Cornell faculty, staff, students, and alumni automatically forward their Cornell email to non-Cornell accounts. This new forwarding method will change the appearance of certain messages, and will affect anyone who automatically...
Box has announced that older versions of Box Edit (3.1.5 for Mac and 3.1.16 for Windows) will stop working on June 1, 2016. To install the latest version of Box Edit, visit:
Support providers who assist people with troubleshooting email problems may want to investigate the Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365, recently launched by Microsoft.
On May 19, CIT proudly celebrated several members of its staff who have been Cornell employees between 10 and 47 years. All those recognized at the CIT Town Meeting were given a book and certificate.
Starting Monday, May 23, 2016, in order to better protect Cornell's community against malicious email attachments that often pose as something legitimate, the IT Security Office has requested that a list of file types most often used to deliver malware be blocked from Cornell’s email systems...
CIT is offering training in Microsoft Excel 2016 and Word 2016 in July and August. These are the first classes offered for the Office 2016 version.
Microsoft has announced that Outlook 2016 for Mac will be getting better formatting features, including resizing and rotation handles for images inserted into the message as well as rich formatting support.
Two-Step Login provides enhanced security for your NetID and password through two-factor authentication.
Continuing the tradition of providing access and training for all on new technologies and tools, Cornell University Library and Academic Technologies are exploring “makerspaces.” Makerspaces are creative DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.
CIT has a new representative on the Employee Assembly. Liz Field, from IT Communications, will be representing several administrative units in the newly restructured Employee Assembly. The EA recently increased its body from 19 to 28 staff members.
Patrice Prusko, instructional designer in Academic Technologies, has been exploring design thinking this past semester. In three design thinking workshops she tackled the topic “what does it mean to be human in the digital age?” In each case the group seemed somewhat apprehensive.
This course is designed for individuals who will need to understand the fundamentals of SharePoint Online's team information-sharing features, including document storage and collaboration, scheduling, and social options.
Box has announced that near the end of May, changes will be made to the system used to sign in to Cornell Box.
Some recent changes have been made to Outlook on the web (outlook.cornell.edu). You can now choose to stop previews from being automatically inserted when a link appears in a message. Click the gear icon, and under My app settings, choose Mail.
Yammer is a social network that is integrated with Cornell’s Office 365 and SharePoint Online services. Yammer can help you to work in groups more easily and efficiently, share knowledge, organize committee work, and find groups and interesting conversations to join.
David Lifka, director of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, has been named the university’s vice president for information technology and chief information officer, effective June 1.