DotCIO News & Announcements
All Rensselaer faculty, staff, researchers and students are welcome to attend two complimentary MATLAB seminars which are scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 1. The event will feature two technical sessions presented by MathWorks Application Engineer Mehernaz Savai, as follows:
Session 1: Top 10 Productivity Tools in MATLAB
10:00am – 11:45am
Jonsson-Rowland Science Center, Room 2C22
DotCIO is pleased to announce a new web-based email client for our IMAP email users, Roundcube. Roundcube has improved attachment-handling, faster uploads, enhanced security, Rensselaer address search, and a new look and feel.
Please try out this new email client at http://roundcube.rpi.edu. Details about the changeover from the older webmail client and how to use Roundcube can be found in the VCC Helpdesk’s Frequently Asked Questions about Roundcube.
On Wednesday, September 10, Balaji Sharma from MathWorks (MATLAB and Simulink) will be present from 10:00AM to 5:00PM in the VCC conference room (VCC 301) and will be available as a resource for academic content development and as a liaison with MathWorks. Faculty members, instructors, and teaching assistants are encouraged to reach out to Balaji to discuss the usage of MATLAB, Simulink, and other MathWorks tools for their curriculum development needs.
Rensselaer's voice over IP (VOIP) and voicemail systems are scheduled to undergo network infrastructure upgrades between the hours of 9:00pm and 9:30pm on Monday, August 4.
During this time period, access to both the VOIP system and voicemail will be intermittently unavailable. Users may experience call drops, no new calls can be generated or received, and voicemail will not pick up any missed calls made to subscribers.
Attention, all RPI Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP12) instructors, designers, and TAs! If you are planning on having a LMS (Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP12) course site for the Fall 2014 semester, you are encouraged to request your course site now by completing a LMS course request form, providing as much detail as possible.
A couple of tips for requesting course site(s) appear below.
Starting at 9:00pm on Thursday, July 10, DotCIO will be installing new networking hardware, which will result in a 15-minute interruption in service. The services affected by this outage include Exchange email, Windows Domain Authentication services, AirWatch Mobile Device Management, and SharePoint Services.
During this brief outage:
Rensselaer's Mobile Computing team is pleased to announce that the 2014-2015 Mobile Computing Package, which includes a Lenovo ThinkPad T440s Ultrabook laptop computer, will be available at a purchase price of $1,620 to those incoming freshman and transfer students who will be coming to Rensselaer for the Fall 2014 semester.
Please refer to the Mobile Computing website for complete details about this great new package!