IS&T now supports McAfee Security Suite 1.2 for Mac. This is the version of the virus protection application that IS&T recommends for users of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), and 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
Earlier today, Apple released its newest operating system for the Mac, OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Based on preliminary testing of prerelease versions, IS&T recommends that Mac users wait to upgrade and continue to use Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7.
As happens each year around this time, MIT's personal web certificates will soon require renewal. Certificates obtained in the past year are set to expire on July 31, 2012.
IS&T plans to end support for Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows and Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh at the end of 2012. Recommendations follow, with separate sections for Mac and Windows users.
These web-based room schedulers from Steelcase have been spotted outside select meeting spaces in the MIT Libraries, CSAIL, the Sloan School, and IS&T.
IS&T now supports FileMaker 12 for Macintosh and Windows at MIT. IS&T will continue to support FileMaker 11 users, but will be ending support for FileMaker 10.
The conference is free, but RSVPs are requested. Presentations will be geared toward both FileMaker users and developers.
Microsoft has announced that they will terminate extended support for Windows XP SP3 on April 8, 2014. To prepare XP users at MIT for this deadline, IS&T is planning to phase out support for XP by August 1, 2013 (not 2012).
As part of an effort to improve the performance and usability of the MIT Wiki Service, IS&T will begin an annual archiving of wiki spaces starting this summer.
June 6 marks the launch of a web-based application that automates creating and making changes to hourly-paid student appointments at MIT.