Library & Information Technology Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information on Computing, Library, and other LITS Resources and Services

Bryn Mawr Blogs Available After Brief Unplanned Outage

Bryn Mawr Blogs (WordPress) was briefly unavailable last night due to an external attack on the service. LITS staff have blocked the attack and are investigating changes to our WordPress setup that could help mitigate such issues. Blogs are now operating normally. Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.  

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Postponed: Communications Center (Webmail) Outage

UPDATE 7/28/15: As LITS continues to work closely with the vendor to determine an effective solution to address the issues surrounding Personas, we will update you as soon as we have more information.   UPDATE 7/23/15: It has come to our attention through testing Zimbra 8.6 in preparation for this afternoon’s scheduled upgrade, that a critical […]

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lynda.com is here!

lynda.com is now available for all current Bryn Mawr College faculty, staff and students! What is lynda.com? lynda.com is a leading online learning tool that offers thousands of high-quality video courses in software, business, and creative skills for helping Bryn Mawr community members achieve personal and professional goals and meet just-in time training needs. Lynda.com’s […]

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Farewell, Atomic Learning. Greetings, lynda.com!

Throughout the day tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22nd, LITS will be replacing the current online learning & technology tutorial service, Atomic Learning, with lynda.com. Lynda.com offers thousands of high-quality video courses in software, business, and creative skills for helping Bryn Mawr community members achieve personal and professional goals and meet just-in-time training needs. All current Bryn […]

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Critical Microsoft Update — All Windows Devices

Yesterday, Microsoft released a critical update for all Windows machines, especially desktops and laptops.  They have classed this as a high-impact issue and chose to release it outside their usual update schedule. Per Microsoft TechNet: “The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage […]

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Resolved: Spam Digests/Extra Emails

As previously posted, our anti-spam vendor, Proofpoint, has been investigating issues with daily quarantine digests and the ability to access quarantined mail. More recently, many individuals have reported a flood of “border-line” spam/marketing email. This extra email was released unintentionally as as the vendor was addressing the original problem. Proofpoint reports that these errors have been resolved and all functionality should be back […]

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Learning about the Improved Communications Center (Webmail)

Two types of educational opportunities will be offered to assist Bryn Mawr staff and faculty in the transition to the upgraded Communications Center (Webmail): Preview Sessions: Scheduled prior to the upgrade, the Preview Session will consist of a brief overview of the updated interface and the new and improved features of Zimbra 8.6 to help […]

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Communications Center (Webmail): New and Improved Features

Below is an overview of some of the new and improved features you’ll encounter in the new Communications Center (Zimbra version 8.6). Hey, where did that go? The Zimbra 8 user interface has been updated to have a more modern look and feel. This means that some of the functions you’re familiar with may have […]

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System Maintenance 7/9 6pm-2am

Today’s System Maintenance will include : Domain controllers (LDAP and computer authentication) Multiple DNS servers KMS server (Microsoft licensing) Webjet (printer configuration/ information aggregator) Various application keyservers Conference Programmer Home and Storage servers Multiple Peoplesoft servers All printer servers Windows TriCo machines (TriEmbark and TriPortfolio) Financial Edge RDP license server Voicemail server More information on […]

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Brief Copier Maintenance 7/8

We’ve noticed that some newer OneCards are not being read properly by the card readers attached to the new Canon copiers. To resolve this issue, a representative from Canon and a LITS staff member will visit each Canon copier throughout the day tomorrow, Thursday July 9th, to reconfigure the card readers so that they read all cards. As this […]

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Update: Spam Digests/Extra Emails Today

We posted last week that our anti-spam vendor was investigating issues with daily quarantine digests and the ability to access quarantined mail. In the last 24 hours, some individuals who had not been getting a quarantine message received one, but many individuals also reported a flood of “border-line” spam/marketing email.  Others reported slow email delivery. […]

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Lab Maintenance Today 6/29

Computers in the main labs in Canaday, Carpenter, and Collier will be unavailable throughout the day today, June 29th.  LITS is performing routine maintenance during this time. Printing is still available in the Media Lab and Lusty Cup in Canaday, from the Digital Design and Collaboration Lab in Carpenter, and from the Macs in Collier. Contact […]

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