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UITS Monitor: OneStart retires October 21: Make the switch to One.IU

OneStart retires October 21: Make the switch to One.IU

One.IU will replace OneStart October 21. OneStart will no longer be available after that date.

Now is the time for those who have not made the switch to One.IU to make the transition. Watch an archived webinar from UITS IT Training to learn the basics about IU’s new directory for online services.

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Indiana's Private Cloud now providing virtual hosting statewide

For Hoosiers and by Hoosiers, Indiana's Private Cloud (IPC) uses Indiana-based networks and facilities to deliver private cloud and Infrastructure as a Service to schools and governmental institutions across the state—no matter their size. IPC members benefit from IU’s award-winning intelligent infrastructure and industry-leading vendor partnerships with Dell, Hitachi Data Systems, and VMware. They also receive around-the-clock support from the GlobalNOC and other benefits such as direct connection options to the I-Light Network.

But where IPC sets itself apart from competitors is its focus on community and meeting each member’s specific needs. IPC provides exactly what is required—no more, no less—at a monthly rate based on consumption. Best of all, it keeps Hoosier dollars where they belong—at home. 

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WordPress webinar for IU users

Whether you’re an avid user or just curious what all the fuss is about, it’s important to know the best security practices for WordPress, the most popular blogging platform on the web today.

Learn how to properly configure WordPress for IU projects with UITS IT Training’s webinar, “WordPress: Getting Started at IU,” October 22, 9-10:30am.

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New additions to "Supercomputing for Everyone" series

As intimidating as supercomputers can be from the outside looking in, a little training can make them seem a lot less complicated. The Supercomputing for Everyone Series has two upcoming workshops on making effective use of these powerful machines.

The “Gateways to Scientific Apps” sessions offer hands-on training in using science gateways for scientific applications.

  • Indianapolis: November 2, 1-5pm, ICTC
  • Bloomington: November 4, 1-5pm, Wells Library

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The “Introductory Parallel Programming” session covers threads and message passing for harnessing multiple processors to accomplish a single task.

  • Bloomington: November 5, 9am-5pm, Wells Library

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Open to the public: IT Leadership Community fall book club

Join the IT Leadership Community fall book club to discuss Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business. Authors Barbara Annis and John Gray, described as “two of the foremost authorities on gender relations,” base their results on more than 100,000 workplace interviews of male and female executives in more than 60 Fortune 500 companies. 

Workshops are Wednesdays, 4-5pm, through December 2.

Contact Julie Parmenter for more information.

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Microsoft Office compatibility issues with Apple "El Capitan"

Microsoft has acknowledged compatibility issues between Office 2011 and 2016 and Apple’s latest operating system, Mac OS X 10.11, also known as "El Capitan."

If you use Office daily, University Information Technology Services (UITS) asks that you wait to install El Capitan. While Microsoft hasn’t provided an ETA for a fix, the Knowledge Base article on the topic will be updated to reflect the latest information.

If you have any questions, please contact your campus UITS Support Center for assistance.

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