Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on October 17 and IS&T is now making Windows 8.1 Enterprise available to faculty, staff, and students for download through the Microsoft Campus Agreement. However, IS&T strongly recommends that members of the MIT community wait to move to the new operating system.
To better allocate support and development resources, IS&T plans to phase out support for Vista by August 15, 2014. IS&T recommends that departments, labs and centers (DLCs) still using Vista machines upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise by that date.
October is a month with a special message: cyber security is a shared responsibility. Regardless of how you use the Internet, you can help to protect sensitive business and personal information in several ways.
Phishing is a ploy to get you to click on bogus links or disclose your username and password, giving attackers a way to access your email account.
Using workstations provided by MIT’s Lewis Music Library, you can convert LPs and audio cassettes into digital formats.
In response to community feedback, IS&T recently released an updated Gradebook Module. It offers advanced grade management options, integrated student photos, recitation and section support, and more robust standalone functionality.
Be proactive: find out ways to improve your odds of retrieving a lost or stolen laptop or mobile device.
AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint have announced that they will be selling “anonymized and aggregated” user data to third-party businesses and marketing companies. You can choose to opt out: here's how.
Effective July 1, IS&T is providing Sophos as the new malware protection product for MIT. IS&T will no longer offer licenses for McAfee VirusScan or McAfee Security, although they will continue to run on machines on which they're installed.