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Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014
In 2002 Microsoft introduced its Support Lifecycle policy based on customer feedback to have more transparency and predictability of support for Microsoft products. As per this policy, Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support), at the supported service pack level.
What does end of support mean to customers? It means you should take action. After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company to potential risks,
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COLLABORATION TECHNOLOGIES - Videoconferencing, web conferencing, and video streaming services are availble to satisfy all your digital collaboration and distance education needs. Learn More...
ANNOUNCEMENT - IU wireless upgrades: Network engineers completed wireless upgrades on Feb. 1, so you now have improved access to the IU Secure wireless network. You’ll get the best connection if your device supports 802.11n protocol in both the 2.4 and the 5Ghz bands. Learn more and give feedback
IUWare changed their links for wireless configuration downloads
You lock your house to protect your valuables. You lock your car so no one will steal it. Why wouldn't you want to lock up a device that contains gobs and gobs of personal, sensitive information about you? The Knowledge Base can show you how to lock it up if you haven't already.
Is old computer equipment cluttering your house or office? Keep it out of the landfill -- consider repurposing or responsible recycling instead; it's the law. (Read more about Indiana e-waste laws: http://bit.ly/16NAIIq.) Keep your data secure, though, by "wiping" your hard drives before you recycle.
Learn more about protecting your data:
How to dispose of IU-owned electronics:
How to dispose of personal electronics:
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IU’s web-based SSL VPN gives you secure access to the university’s network for an authenticated and encrypted session from anywhere in the world. You can remotely access restricted university resources and network file servers, such as library databases and certain IUware and IUanyWare software, even when you’re using your home internet service.Learn more about connecting to SSL VPN at:
While affiliated with IU as student, faculty, or staff, you can use the products covered by the university’s Adobe Enterprise License Agreement. Software is available as free downloads from IUware Online and discounted physical media from all IU bookstores.
When you leave IU, your Adobe license is no longer valid. You’ll need to remove all free software from your computer and also destroy any physical media that are part of the Adobe Enterprise License Agreement.
Before you go, you can still order Adobe licensed software at a significant discount — the Adobe Education Store offers many Adobe products to students for less than general education pricing.
For more, see:
Learn more about the Adobe Agreement:
UniCom is IU’s unified communications tool that brings voice, video, and data together on your desktop.
Did you know it also offers a variety of voicemail options? UniCom’s voicemail function lets you create rules, set different greetings, and reset your PIN for checking your messages from a phone.
To learn more, read the UITS IT Training blog here: