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MIT Removes a Pain Point for Financial Aid Students and Staff

Applying for and understanding financial aid at MIT got much easier for incoming freshmen in 2012 with the implementation of online document tracking and financial aid award letters.

Avoid the Lost or Stolen IT Blues: Get STOP Tags for Your Laptops and Tablets

STOP tags are plates secured to your device that include a barcode/tag number recorded in a web-based tracking system. If the tag is removed, the tattoo left behind states that the item is stolen property and provides a phone number and website address for recovery.

The Knowledge Base: Your Savvy Source for IT Answers

Whether you use a Mac, Windows, Linux, or mobile device, the Knowledge Base offers how-to expertise in over 15 IT categories, from business apps to network & wireless. And it’s available 24/7.

Staying Safe Online

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is a national public awareness campaign to encourage everyone to protect their computers and computing infrastructure.

Mathworks Unveils MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b)

MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. IS&T has made the new version of MATLAB available to the MIT community through its Software Grid and Athena.

IS&T Announces Support for VMware Fusion 5 and VMware Workstation 9

IS&T now supports VMware Fusion 5 for the Mac and VMware Workstation 9 for Windows. VMware lets users install and manipulate supported operating systems in a virtualized environment.

IS&T Announces Support for Apple iOS 6

Apple has released iOS 6. It's available as a free wireless update on a selection of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models.

NERCOMP Expands Programming with Virtual Workshops

The goal is to extend NERCOMP’s offerings to more geographically distant universities and also to faculty or others who aren’t able to attend the traditional one-day workshops.

IS&T to Retire MIT’s Legacy IMAP Email Service

IS&T has begun the process of retiring the Cyrus IMAP mail servers, MIT's legacy email service. This is the final phase of the Microsoft Exchange email/calendar service rollout, which began in 2008, with the objective of migrating all active accounts to the Exchange email environment.

IS&T to Release Gradebook Module This Fall

This standalone service offers a clean user interface, advanced grade management options, integrated student photos, recitation and section support, and mobile device compatibility.