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UITS News for January 28, 2015

Big wins: IU tech researchers won millions in federal research grants last year

1. Big wins: IU tech researchers won millions in federal research grants last year

More than $20 million, to be exact, and it wasn't easy money. Competition was fierce. As our research inquiries grow more complex, supercomputers and high-performance networks have become important tools of the scientific process. These kinds of awards are what lead to medical and scientific breakthroughs. The two largest grants will help researchers working with big data understand climate change, water scarcity, and drug discovery.

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2. Cyrus (IU Webmail) shutdown postponed

In response to your feedback, UITS is postponing the shutdown date for Cyrus (IU Webmail) until fall 2015.

UITS will provide an optional migration tool to help streamline the process of moving email messages from Cyrus to Exchange. We are currently purchasing licenses and creating documentation. We tentatively expect those to be available by February 2, when optional automatic migration of mail accounts from Cyrus begins.

Manual migrations currently remain the best option for accounts with a modest amount of data and a simple folder structure. The manual process also allows you to control the timing of your migration.

Learn more about moving your Cyrus account to Exchange >>

Learn more about the Cyrus retirement >>

3. Faculty: Help your students learn more about technology at IU

UITS has a lot to offer -- so much that it can be hard for students to know about it all. This spring, schedule UITS IT Training and UITS Student Outreach to talk to and/or teach your classes about technology at IU.

Popular topics include Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, IUanyWare and cloud storage, collaborating with Box@IU, and UITS top services for students. There's no charge, and UITS can conduct the presentation or workshop either in person or online, and even provide the room if you need it.

Email uitsoutreach@iu.edu or call (812) 855-9797 for more information or to schedule a session.

4. Box increases file size limits

Effective immediately, Box at IU users can put files as large as 15 GB in Box. That's an increase of 50% over the old file size limit of 10 GB. Shooting raw video? No problem -- put the files in Box. Archiving a big project or photo shoot? No problem -- zip it up and put the file in Box. Your content will be securely stored, backed up, and available from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Learn more >>

5. UITS Support Center: We're here to help

Need help with wireless? Computer dead? Email on the fritz? The UITS Support Center is available 24/7 via phone, chat, and email for problems with desktops, laptops, email accounts, network services, and applications. If you'd rather talk to someone in person, all campuses have walk-in locations as well.

UITS Support Center contact information and walk-in locations and hours >>

6. Excel training

Whatever your skill level in Excel, UITS IT Training can help you get more time-saving and job-enhancing skills from it. Topics covered range from basic formulas and charts to pivot tables, advanced analytical tools, and macros for automating your work. Attend either of two Excel series and earn a certificate.

IT Training offers workshops at all levels in Bloomington at the Wells Library, in Indianapolis in the ICTC building, and online for your convenience.

Learn more and register for Excel training >>

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training.
Email: ittraining@iu.edu
Phone: (812) 855-7383 or (317) 274-7383

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