Tech Talk

The move to Office 365

The move to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based Exchange email and calendar service, is going well. By January 25, more than 9,200 faculty/staff accounts – about 44 percent – will have been moved to Office 365 from Cornell’s locally provided Exchange service.

Tech Training Spotlight:

Want to learn about the new features in Windows 8 for IT Professionals?

Tech the Halls

In the spirit of the season, we hope you enjoy some of these free or low-cost online resources during the holiday break.

Holiday Phishing – Be Safe!

The holiday season is upon us and on-line merchants are anticipating a 30 percent increase in purchases. Unfortunately, our increased cyber activity elevates our exposure to phishing activities.

Integrated Web Services Update

The office of Integrated Web Services (IWS) is part of Cornell’s central IT group. IWS offers services that can help departments create a web presence that also meets Cornell standards for identity and accessibility. Today’s column explains some of the services and systems currently popular.

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eText tryout expands to 16 courses this fall

A small pilot project last spring tested electronic textbooks, or eTexts, in four courses. A new trial this semester has expanded to 16 courses involving about 1,600 students and incorporates research on learning outcomes.

Tech Talk: Get Cornell Box!

A 10 GB Cornell Box account is waiting for all staff, faculty and students. With Cornell Box, you can collaborate with others, and view and access your content on demand. With Cornell Box, you also get desktop sync!

Our deal with online networks

“Unlike other big-ticket corporations,” writes Lori Andrews, professor of law at Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law and director of IIT’s Institute for Science, Law, and Technology, “Facebook doesn’t have an inventory of widgets or gadgets, cars or phones.

Hold meetings online with new free WebEx service

Setting up and running meetings from your computer just got a lot easier. A new, free web-conferencing service is available at Cornell: WebEx. 

IT@Cornell: Planning Our Future, Together

All of us can help plan for technologies that will permeate our professional lives over the next five years.



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