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Friday, September 20

Software and security updates are about to get a whole lot easier for many university-owned Mac computers. Over the next few months, OIT will roll out a new Mac Management application called Self Service to all university departments. Self-Service offers one-click installers for university-licensed software packages and automatically takes care of required security updates.

Friday, September 20

If you have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro that you downloaded from the OIT Software page or that was installed on your university-owned computer via Software Center, Managed Software Center, or Self Service, that copy will stop working on November 1, 2019. You have several options, depending on how you use Acrobat.

Thursday, June 13

As OHIO and Microsoft move toward requiring more secure methods of signing into online services, some applications like the built-in Mail and Calendar apps that come with Android, iOS 10 or older, Mac OS 10.13 or older, and IMAP/POP clients like Thunderbird, Eudora, and Pine will no longer be compatible. Outlook 2013 and older versions also will be affected. If you use one of these applications, you can expect to hear from OIT in the coming months about upgrading to a supported client or app. 

Tuesday, June 4

Ohio University is pleased to announce that Lenovo has been selected as the University’s new preferred supplier for Windows laptops, desktops and monitors. Under the new agreement, departments can purchase Lenovo devices at discounts of up to 40% through the Bobcat Depot. Lenovo replaces Dell as the University's preferred supplier.

Wednesday, May 1

Beginning on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, faculty and staff must contact the IT Service Desk when requesting access to Finance-related systems. This change only applies to access/provisioning requests, and turnaround times will not change. The only difference will be that you will speak with an IT Service Desk technician instead of a Finance Customer Care representative. Finance Customer Care will continue to handle all other Finance-related inquiries.

Thursday, September 6

To support the University’s decision to brand itself exclusively as “OHIO," OIT will retire the ohiou.edu internet domain in favor of ohio.edu on Dec. 21, 2018. From December 21, 2018 through June 30, 2019, ohiou.edu web addresses will redirect to a page that informs visitors of the name change and recommends that they replace “ohiou.edu” with “ohio.edu” in the address they were trying to reach.