OIT News

OIT Offers Sneak Peek of the New MyUTK Portal

On July 1, the Office of Information Technology will launch an all-new version of the MyUTK portal. The redesigned portal is clean and simple to use and offers enhanced functionality for students, faculty, and staff.

Internet Explorer Security Update

Microsoft has released a security update that resolves the vulnerability in its Internet Explorer web browser that was announced earlier this week. This update covers versions 6 through 11 of the browser software. If you have Windows configured to install updates automatically, this critical update will be downloaded and installed automatically within the next few days.

OIT Advises Against Using Internet Explorer Web Browser

A severe vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft’s web browser, Internet Explorer. The Office of Information Technology is recommending that UT students, faculty, and staff stop using Internet Explorer and switch to an alternate web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Campus Gets Digital Cable TV Upgrade

The university has partnered with Campus Televideo, powered by DirecTV, to provide expanded digital cable service for the campus. This new service expands channel offerings and provides more than fifty high-definition channels. The new digital service requires faculty and staff who have analog (nondigital) televisions in their offices or classrooms to get digital-to-analog converter boxes.

OIT Announces January Changes to T-Storage

The Office of Information Technology will increase the T-Storage quotas for home areas and set a new quota for departmental areas on Monday, January 6. Home area quotas (H: drives) will increase from twenty-five GB to fifty GB. Departmental areas (I: drives) will have a new 200 GB per user quota enforced. On this same date, OIT will update the schedule for which T-Storage makes backups of your data.

Volmail Upgrade for Staff and Faculty

Today and tomorrow, Microsoft will upgrade all Microsoft Live ID accounts that are affiliated with UT e-mail addresses to Office 365 accounts. These accounts primarily provide staff and faculty access to IT Academy. There is not expected to be a service outage during the upgrade. After the upgrade, staff and faculty will have two separate accounts with the same user name and password.

Adobe Audit Deadline Now February 21

The deadline has been extended for the university-wide license review from Adobe software that was announced last month. In addition to the need for desktop and laptop scans that was previously communicated, all university-owned servers in Mac or Windows environments have to be scanned for Adobe products by Thursday, February 21.

Adobe Information Collection from all UT-owned Computers

UT has been selected to undergo a license review to ensure that Adobe software is being utilized in compliance with the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreements. As part of this review, all UT-purchased computers in both Windows and Mac environments will need to have software installation data gathered.

OIT to Move Employees, Services to UT Knoxville Campus

The UT Office of Information Technology is moving more of its people and resources from UT System administration to the Knoxville campus administration. The switch is expected to be completed by August 2010, and should result in more-efficient service and significant cost savings to the Knoxville campus.