Did you know that support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ended by Microsoft, as of April 8, 2014? Computers running Windows XP are not be allowed to connect to the AU network, since they will no longer be receiving critical operating system patches and support from the vendor. Find out about the comprehensive plan AU has followed to replace or upgrade all AU-owned computers running Windows XP.
Heartbleed Vulnerability Forces Password Resets for a Majority of All Websites
Have you been paying attention to the media coverage about the Heartbleed vulnerability? Are you aware that roughly 50% of all Internet sites were affected by this vulnerability? Learn what you can and should be doing to protect yourself, as well as the steps that OIT has taken to remediate the issue.
Directory of Services for New Undergraduate Students Unveiled
Have you seen the directory of Services for New Undergraduate Students that was unveiled on May 1, 2014, the date by which incoming freshmen declare their commitment to attend American University? It is a single site containing all of the information that new students need before they arrive to campus in Fall.
New Wireless Network Offers Guests Simplified Access
Have you had a guest on campus that has needed access to the AU network to get Internet access? Then, you will be interested in the new wireless network access solution that the Office of Information Technology is preparing to roll out for AU guests during the summer.
OIT Technology Expo Introduced Community to Services & Staff
Did you miss the OIT Technology Expo held on March 28th? If so, you will want to make a note to attend next year's event. Approximately 100 students, faculty, and staff took advantage of the opportunity to win prizes, meet the behind the scenes experts, get answers to their technology questions, and learn more about the services offered by the Office of Information Technology.
AU Improves Performance & Lowers Costs for Listserv Mailing Lists
Have you noticed improved response time for the delivery of your listserv email messages? Or perhaps improved performance of the administration interface for list owners? If so, you have been the beneficiary of a recent migration to have the service hosted by L-Soft, Inc., the makers of the listserv software.
Office 2013 for Windows Available to All AU Faculty & Staff
Did you know that the latest version of Microsoft Office fro Windows can be downloaded and installed on both the home and work computers of AU faculty and staff members for free, thanks to the University's site license agreement? Find out how you can get your copy of the software. Also, learn about the various options for coming up to speed on the new features.
Have you updates your iOS, Apple TV, and OS X devices to address the security flaw that was announced in February? If not, it is important to find out how to update your systems immediately to remediate the vulnerability.
An innovative, new academic program requires an innovative, new website. Find out how the Office of Information Technology helped the School of Communication and the College of Arts & Sciences to create a website in support of their hybrid program combining a rich education component with studio work for real world clients.
On May 1, 2014, Microsoft issued an emergency security update to fix a zero-day vulnerability that was present in all versions of its Internet Explorer browser. Find out how to get the patch immediately.
Did you notice a boost in the Internet, while on campus this semester? Learn about the improvements that have been made to the network infrastructure to expand capacity and improve reliability and performance, in both existing buildings and new construction.
Have you ever wondered if you are doing all that you can to protect yourself and American University against online hazards? Find out about the general security awareness training that has been added to all full-time staff learning plans to provide guidance on how to protect sensitive data.
Default Setting in Lotus Notes Configured to Match Best Practices
Have you noticed that your Lotus Notes software has been behaving a little differently lately? Did you associate the changes with the OIT announcement about standardized configuration settings? Learn how the settings ensure the best possible experience for you, while also streamlining troubleshooting and support efforts.
The Office of Information Technology recognizes the exceptional efforts and accomplishments, both collaborative and individual, of our staff through our annual internal awards program. Read about the individuals recognized in December for their contributions to our OIT team and the larger AU community.