When the new MyUCDavis student services portal debuts on Oct. 1, the campus will also get its first look at Aggie Feed--a new way to distribute and receive information about campus events.
Aggie Feed is an activity stream, similar to Twitter but without the focus on social interaction or 140-character limit. As the service develops, departments, authorized personnel and campus organizations will be able to post items to Aggie Feed, and use it as a real-time stream of information gathered from many campus sources.
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If you're still using XP software, stop by April 8
Now that Microsoft is ending maintenance for its Windows XP software, UC Davis needs to stop using it too.
IT Express changes hours, adds new resources
Faculty, students and staff who contact the IT Express Service Desk for help with campus tech services now have helpful new ways to connect.
Jan. 10-11 campus service/email outages have been identified, fixed
The problem that disrupted campus email and web services during separate outages last week, first on the afternoon of Jan. 10 and again on the morning of Jan. 11, has been identified and solved.
Campus adds two computer classrooms in Shields
The need for more classes that satisfy upper-division writing requirements has led to the addition of two new computer classrooms in the basement of Shields Library.
It's a go: SmartSite installs new user portal Dec. 21
The final rounds of testing went well, so the SmartSite team will install an improved "neoportal" for the campus learning management system, as planned, starting at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.
Watch out for 'Help! I'm stranded,' and other cyber-risks of the season
Before you leave campus for year-end events and celebrations, a word of advice: Keep alert for seasonal online security risks and scams that target places like mobile shopping apps and your email inbox.
Adobe breach has lessons for UC Davis passphrase security
Hackers stole account information for about 150 million Adobe customers this fall. Thousands of people at UC Davis use popular Adobe products like Photoshop and Acrobat, which raises the question: What was the impact of the breach on campus?
IT Express will close for Thanksgiving, but you can always check xbase
The IT Express Computing Services Help Desk will reduce its hours during the long Thanksgiving weekend, but anyone who needs its help during the holiday can still tap its online library of more than 1,000 help documents.
Coming soon, a new look for SmartSite
During winter break, SmartSite is scheduled to adopt a redesigned user portal that is easier to use than the current version, especially on small screens.
MU computer room will close Oct. 31, reopen in Wellman Nov. 4
The open access computer room in 177 Memorial Union is moving to Wellman Hall at the end of October to accommodate a planned renovation of the MU.
Get free help setting a mobile password during lunch on Oct. 30
You've decided to install a password and timeout on your smartphone or tablet. But you could use a hand from someone who knows the technology, just to confirm you're doing it correctly.
Please, put a password and timeout on that smartphone!
The colorful posters showing up on campus bulletin boards this fall depict unhappy events that befell smartphone owners who work or study at UC Davis. But the outcomes could have been much worse.
Box.com available to campus starting Oct. 1
Faculty, students and staff will soon gain access to Box.com, a powerful file-sharing and data storage tool.
Coming soon to campus: Google Apps, Box.com and new email services
Faculty, students and staff will gain access to new communication and collaboration tools in 2013-14, starting as soon as next week.
Common campus login page will add mobile version, new wording
Faculty, staff and students soon will see two changes to the Central Authentication Service (CAS) login page--the familiar screen that guards MyUCDavis, SmartSite, MyTravel, and dozens of other UC Davis services.
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