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Archive for April, 2016

Tech Talk: Transitioning to Office 365 5/10 4-5pm

Posted April 29, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Quita Woodward Room, Thomas Hall. In this tech talk, Andrew Mantuano, LITS Outreach and Education Coordinator, will introduce Office 365. In addition to offering a robust, cutting-edge email and calendar experience, Office 365 functions as a synergistic, full-featured online productivity suite that provides tools for collaboration […]

BIONIC Unavailable 5/4 5pm-2am

Posted April 29, 2016

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Wednesday, May 4th from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. May 5th. 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 with any questions.

Account Closures for Graduating Students

Posted April 28, 2016

As the end of the spring semester approaches, please be aware of the following information about account closures for graduating students: MAY 2016 GRADUATES: As in past years, you will continue to have access to your Bryn Mawr College email fro 90 days after graduation. We recommend waiting until the College has transitioned to Office […]

Office 365 New Email & Calendar Platform 5/21

Posted April 27, 2016

As you know, Bryn Mawr College’s email and calendar platform will change from Zimbra to Office 365 the weekend of May 21, 2016. We expect a maximum of 24 hours downtime as we transition from one service to the other. While all mail, calendar appointments and contacts are expected to migrate automatically, not all aspects […]

LITS Recommends Uninstalling Quicktime for Windows, Security Risk Identified

Posted April 18, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a critical warning that Quicktime for Windows is now at risk from viruses and other security threats. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. LITS requests that Bryn Mawr College faculty and staff uninstall Quicktime from College-owned Windows computers as soon […]

NEH Awards $260,000 Grant to Expand ‘College Women’ Archives Portal

Posted April 11, 2016

Take an Email Vacation 5/21!

Posted April 7, 2016

The College’s email and calendar platform will change from Zimbra to Office 365 the weekend of May 21. Sit back, relax, and take an Email Vacation! (We expect to keep downtime to under 24 hours.) It’s not too soon to start planning your trip. Consult our FAQ, browse through Weekly Features, or join us for […]

Office 365 Weekly Feature #8: Office Online

Posted April 7, 2016

For this week’s Office 365 feature, we’ll explore the benefits and functionality of Office Online in greater detail. With the College’s transition to Office 365 for email and calendar, all community members will also have access to Office Online, consisting of web-based versions of popular Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office […]

Reminder: BIONIC Unavailable 4/9 9am-7pm

Posted April 7, 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. All BIONIC users and users of the Bryn Mawr College Human Capital Management System (HCM) will need to delete their Internet […]

Office 365 Demo 4/5 4pm

Posted April 4, 2016

Curious about what your new email and calendar will look like? Leaving campus for the summer and want a preview before our late May launch? Join us for a live demo of Office 365: Tuesday, 4/5 • 4pm • Thomas 110 Wednesday, 5/4 • 4pm • Thomas 110 We’ll address common tasks and new features, with […]

Resolved: Email and Calendar Slowness/Unavailability

Posted April 4, 2016

Webmail (Zimbra) is now available. Contact the Help Desk with any problems.   We are currently experiencing significant slowness and some unavailability with email and calendar (Zimbra). LITS staff are working with the vendor to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We will post more information as it becomes available. Contact the Help Desk with […]

LITS Launches New Messaging Service, Bunches of Benefits Realized

Posted April 1, 2016