DotCIO News & Announcements
From 9:15am to 12:30pm on Thursday, October 30, on the first floor of the Folsom Library, COMSOL speaker Kateryna Vysheska will give a free introductory workshop demonstrating the fundamental workflow of the COMSOL modeling environment. Participants will also have a unique opportunity to work with the tool in a hands-on computer session. No prior experience is needed, so this is the perfect occasion to ask questions and participate in the modeling process! All attendees will also receive a free two-week trial of the software.
On Thursday, October 30, scheduled network maintenance will affect access to the remote access VPN service beginning at 7:30 a.m. until approximately 8:00 a.m. During this time, existing VPN sessions may be terminated and users will not be able to create new sessions.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this scheduled maintenance, please contact Senior Network Engineer Colleen Morrissey.
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 retiring the old Webmail service on October 15, 2014, between 7:00am and 8:00am. Please note that if you access your email via http://webmail.rpi.edu during or near that time, your session will end and any messages being composed will be lost. We recommend that everyone using IMAP email during that time use the Roundcube address http://roundcube.rpi.edu, as this will NOT be affected by the retirement of the old Webmail.
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: