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IMPORTANT MICROSOFT WINDOWS PATCH IS AVAILABLE
PLEASE TAKE ACTION
Microsoft has released a patch that resolves a critical vulnerability in Windows XP, 2000 and 2003. This patch release is out of their normal cycle which indicates they believe there is potential for wormlike exploitation.
Most Vet Med machines get patched automatically and will only need a reboot. Look in the system tray (lower right portion of your desktop) for a yellow shield. This indicates patches have been installed. Click on the shield and follow the instruction to restart your computer.
The deadline for departments to have their systems .illinois.edu capable is December 31. The change to illinois.edu is a campus-wide, ongoing project with several technical hurdles yet to be solved. You can begin to use your firstname.lastname@example.org address anytime. Your email might not display that address in the FROM field for technical reasons beyond Vet Med's control. When those technical issues are solved, we will be ready and announce the changes.
In an effort to bring our College email and calendar solutions together and gain synergy between email and scheduling, the administrative units of the College and departments will be migrated to Microsoft Exchange services. We will use the Microsoft Outlook application to read/send email and schedule meetings.
The College currently uses CITES Express email services and our own Meetingmaker service. This will unify our email and scheduling offerings onto the CITES operated Exchange service and provide us with one desktop application to support, namely Outlook.
NEW VET MED IM SERVICE *** RETIRED in 2009 when Illinois Chat released ***
Computing Services has installed a College-wide Instant Messaging server. You are invited to try it out and explore how IM can be useful for your work. Instructions for getting started are below.
CONNECTING TO THE CVM INSTANT MESSAGING (IM) SERVER
THIS IS A REMINDER ABOUT THE TRAINING SESSION TODAY AND REPEAT SESSION ON WEDNESDAY
Department Heads and Administrative Assistants,
We have three important computer related upgrades occurring over the next couple of months that I would like to outline to you. We will be upgrading to Microsoft Office version 2007; migrating to Microsoft Exchange email and migrating to Exchange calendaring from Meetingmaker. These will each proceed independently.
UPGRADING TO MS OFFICE 2007
[This message sent to all Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff via blind copy.]
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[This message sent to all CVM faculty via blind copy.]
CVM Faculty and Instructors,
I am happy to announce the iClickers are a huge success thus far. They have been used in six different courses thus far. This success has created some scheduling challenges for us. In order to make the iClickers available as much as possible, we have created some guidelines for their use. I ask for your cooperation with these guidelines.
GUIDELINES FOR iCLICKER USE AT VET MED
iClicker Audience Response System Available for Instruction
iClicker is an audience response system. It can operate in anonymous mode or in a registered mode where you can track each individual student's answers.
Information about the iClicker: http://www.iclicker.com/.