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Archive for March, 2016

BIONIC Unavailable 4/9 9am-7pm

Posted March 31, 2016

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing a necessary upgrade during this time. Contact the Help Desk with questions: or 610-526-7440.  

Office 365 Weekly Feature #7: OneDrive for Business: Oh, the Capabilities!

Posted March 31, 2016

For this week’s Office 365 feature, we put Microsoft 365’s OneDrive for Business under the microscope. We’ll be highlighting the professional cloud storage platform’s powerful and plentiful capabilities that will make it easier to access, share, and collaborate on files. At its core, OneDrive for Business’ primary job is to provide a convenient and secure […]

Sign up for the PowerPoint Boot Camp!

Posted March 29, 2016

Get your PowerPoint skills in gear by attending the first ever PowerPoint Boot Camp on Wednesday, April 6th from 4-6pm in Canaday 315. Featuring 6 hands-on sessions, each 15-20 minute session will focus on a targeted skill that you’ll be able to implement into your next presentation. No bossy drill sergeants here; friendly and knowledgeable […]

Resolved: Network interruption – Thomas and Carpenter

Posted March 28, 2016

Update:  as of approximately 8:30pm service has been restored. As a result of a campus power event earlier this evening, the network in Thomas and Carpenter is currently unavailable.  We are currently working to restore service and hope that the outage will be short-lived.

LITS Launches Office 365 Learning Opportunities!

Posted March 28, 2016

In late May 2016, the Bryn Mawr College community will begin using Office 365 as the new email and calendar platform. We know this is a big change, and we’re pleased to offer a rich program of learning opportunities that will help ease your transition and help you become familiar with some of the new and exciting supported […]

Email and Calendar Briefly Unavailable Today 3/25 at 2:30pm

Posted March 25, 2016

Email and Calendar (Zimbra) will be unavailable for 30 minutes or less beginning today at 2:30 p.m. We are restarting our servers to remedy the slowness that some community members have experienced over the last couple of days. Contact the Help Desk with questions: or 610-526-7440.

Transitioning to Office 2016 (Mac and Windows) and Windows 10 by January, 2017

Posted March 24, 2016

In the ever-changing world of technology, it is important to stay up to date both to protect against vulnerabilities in older software, and to ensure compatibility with new technologies. Office 2016 has been released for both the Mac and Windows, and it provides a major improvement on both platforms as well as a more unified […]

Office 365 Weekly Feature #6: Organizing Your Inbox

Posted March 23, 2016

As LITS’ weekly Office 365 feature series continues, we highlight ways you can streamline your inbox. Organize visually with categories, colors and more; reduce noise with rules, clutter and sweep. Reorganize, Rearrange, Redecorate! Office 365’s clean look and numerous options encourage you to customize your experience to suit your organizational style. Quickly scan your inbox […]

Box Opening Ceremony! Ellery Yale Wood ’52 Collection of Children’s Books 3/23 4:30pm

Posted March 23, 2016

Join us for a ceremonial opening of the first boxes of the Ellery Yale Wood ’52 Collection of Children’s Books! Wednesday, March 23rd 4:30 p.m. Special Collections Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, Canaday Library Co-sponsored by LITS and the English Department Ellery Yale Wood, Class of 1952, was a major collector of children’s books, particularly 19th and early […]

Internet2: Brief disruptions 3/20 5-6am

Posted March 18, 2016

Drexel University will be performing maintenance on our Internet2 service between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 20th. There may be some brief disruptions during this window. Contact the Help Desk with questions, or 610-526-7440.

Resolved: Email & Calendar Unavailable/Slow

Posted March 18, 2016

Updated 3/18 11:15am: Email and calendar are now available. Please contact us with any irregularities. —- Bryn Mawr email and calendar is currently unavailable for some, slow for others. We expect the issue to be resolved shortly, and will post more information as it becomes available. Contact the Help Desk with questions: or 610-526-7440.

Office 365 Weekly Feature #5: Improved Mobile Experience

Posted March 16, 2016

As LITS’ weekly Office 365 feature series continues, we highlight significant improvements to your mobile experience. Sync your mobile device using its native email and calendar apps (we’ll show you how) or use your browser for on-the-go access anywhere! You’ve Got Mail Options Staying in Sync is Easy We’ll provide instructions and hands-on help with […]

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