Library & Information Technology Services Blog

Archive for 2016

Searching in Office 365: How to find a needle in an (email) haystack

Posted October 3, 2016

We rely on email for everything, and it’s not going away any time soon. It’s your to-do list, your primary filing system, an archive of important correspondence and reference materials, and so much more. We’ve all struggled to navigate our files, and finding that critical email from last month or last year (decade? century?) can be confounding. Give […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Posted October 3, 2016

Today marks the beginning of BMC’s observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity and to increase our resilience against the threat of cyber attacks. LITS has a number of ways to help you learn how to stay safe online and protect your friends, family, […]

Mac Software & Printer Deployment Unavailable 10/10

Posted October 3, 2016

LITS will be upgrading our Apple Mobile Device Management system on the morning of October 10th. We expect the upgrade to take about two hours.  During this time, Mac imaging and software/printer deployment via Software Center will be unavailable. The upgrade will provide LITS with more options for managing the College’s Apple computers, and coincides with […]

BIONIC Unavailable 2/3 5pm-2am

Posted January 27, 2016

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Wednesday, February 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. February 4th. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance during this time.   Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu with any questions.

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted January 27, 2016

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Windows Updates This Week

Posted January 20, 2016

LITS recently identified an issue wherein many Windows machines around campus have not been prompted for OS and Office updates for the last couple of months. This was caused by a minor change to our configuration management infrastructure. We’ve since corrected the issue. Community members using College-owned Windows computers may notice a greater than average number of Windows updates running this week. Machines are […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted January 13, 2016

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Windows Users: Microsoft ending support for old IE versions TODAY

Posted January 12, 2016

As of today, Tuesday January 12, Microsoft has declared an end-of-life to all versions of Internet Explorer previous to IE 11.  This means that there will be no further security updates to these versions and Microsoft does not recommend their use. If you regularly say yes to your Windows Updates, you are likely using version […]

Canon Waste Toner and Empty Toner Containers – The Definitive Answer

Posted January 8, 2016

We have received many questions about the disposition of waste toner containers, and the Canon techs have been giving out inconsistent information.  After a number of meetings and conversations, this is the definitive answer. For most models: Always have a new, empty Waste Toner container on hand.  These can be ordered from the canon supply […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance in 2016

Posted January 7, 2016

Routine system maintenance occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. LITS implemented this practice in June 2015 to reduce overall system downtime, to improve the security and reliability of College systems and networks, and to maintain compliance with industry and vendor support requirements and best practices. […]

January Workshops and Tech Talk for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students!

Posted January 5, 2016

Bryn Mawr faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to join us for a number of academic technology related events this month. For more information and to register, click on the event title in the list below or go to our Academic Technology Events Calendar (Links not working? Cut and paste this URL into your […]