Members of DotCIO's Information Technologies Infrastructure (ITI) group wish to remind all members of the campus computing community that the rpi_802.1x wireless service set identifier (SSID) will be decommissioned as of December 31, 2013. As a result, users will need to switch to the rpi_wpa2 SSID.
DotCIO News & Announcements
National Instruments will be holding a LabVIEW user group meeting on Rensselaer’s Troy campus from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on Tuesday, March 11, in Low/CII room 3130. During this session, which will be interactive and driven by attendee’s questions, NI Field Engineer Josh Brown will give a presentation on using LabVIEW to do instrument control, and will cover topics including:
Network upgrades are currently scheduled to take place from 9:00am to 10:00am on Thursday, March 13. (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM THE 7:30AM-8:30AM TIMEFRAME THAT WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED.) This outage will affect network connectivity for BarH residence halls, Albright Court and Colvin Circle (RAHP) Rensselaer Apartment Housing, and 2144 Burdett Avenue. Both wired and wireless connectivity will also be impaired during this time period.
We appreciate your patience while these important upgrades are completed.
National Instruments will be holding a LabVIEW user group meeting on Rensselaer's Troy campus from 6:00 - 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 11 in CII/Low 3116 . Featuring a presentation on "Event Structures in LabVIEW" by NI Field Engineer Josh Brown, this one-hour interactive meeting will develop the attendees' LabVIEW skills and will be driven by attendees' questions. All skill levels are welcome to attend!
Would you like to help select the next Mobile Computing Program laptop? Here’s your chance to provide your valuable input!
From 1:00 – 4:00pm on Thursday, February 6, members of Rensselaer’s Mobile Computing staff will have tables set up in the DCC Great Hall, featuring laptop models that are being considered for the fall 2014 Mobile Computing Program. Please refer to the Mobile Computing Program website for more information.
The campus voicemail system will not be available from 9:00pm until 10:00pm on Wednesday, January 8 while Information Technologies Infrastructure (ITI) performs an upgrade to improve system reliability and service.
In anticipation of this upgrade, please note that users will be able to receive and listen to new voicemail messages during the system outage.
If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline Farmer by calling ext. 8041.
As previously announced in MorningMail (Oct 28th, Nov 20th, and Dec 9th), DotCIO will require SMTP-AUTH connections mid-morning on January 7, 2014 to send email through the servers at Rensselaer. If you receive a “relaying denied” message when trying to send an email, some settings may need to be changed in order to connect securely to our server. For more information about these settings and email security enhancements, please read http://dotcio.rpi.edu/services/email/smtp-
All members of the campus computing community should be aware that emergency network infrastructure maintenance will impact all off-campus connectivity between the hours of 1:00 pm and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 to replace a failing hardware network component. Access to off-campus resources, namely the Internet, will be interrupted during this time, as will Internet access to on-campus resources. In addition, the remote access VPN service will also not be available while these upgrades are being made. On-campus connectivity will also be affected.
Attention, all RPI Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP12) instructors, designers, and TAs! If you are planning on having an LMS (Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP12) course site for the Spring 2014 semester, you are encouraged to request your course site now by completing an LMS course request form, providing as much detail as possible.
A couple of tips for requesting your course site(s) appear below.