DotCIO News & Announcements
The Division of the CIO is working with technology partners to address the Meltdown and Spectre exploits reported in the news over the last few days.
Both Meltdown and Spectre rely on weaknesses in the architectural design of modern microprocessors. Carefully crafted sequences of instructions followed by precise timing of memory fetches can be used to deduce the contents of protected memory.
The MorningMail service will be on temporary hiatus from Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018, while the Rensselaer campuses are officially closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Regular MorningMail e-mail announcements will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
The MorningMail support team wishes all members of the Rensselaer community a safe and happy holiday season.
DotCIO's MultiMedia Services is pleased to announce that all Rensselaer faculty, staff, and researchers now have a new way to have their professional photographs taken and shared.
Ever wonder why you don't receive some important e-mails, but yet seem to get all kinds of unwanted messages that you could do without? Here's something to keep in mind! At least some of those important messages could be caught in RESPITE, Rensselaer's spam and virus filter, so you should check this periodically for any messages you may be missing. Once you've logged into RESPITE, you can also configure the service to always accept ("whitelist") or reject ("blacklist") e-mail from particular senders or domains, as well as add your own custom rules.
Attention, all RPI Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 Release) instructors, designers, and TAs! If you are planning on having an LMS (Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 Release) course site for the Spring 2018 semester, you are encouraged to request your course site now by completing an LMS course request form.
Matlab users may get a warning that their license is about to expire (9/30/2017). Our campus Matlab license has been renewed through 8/31/2018. If you receive this message, please follow the instructions below to manually update your license. After 9/30/2017 you will receive a prompt from Matlab to update your license
Please follow the steps below to address this issue. This is just a reminder to update the license information that pops up annually.
If you’re having an issue with opening or linking to PDF files within the Microsoft Edge web browser, the VCC Help Desk staff has found a solution which adds the Adobe Reader Touch extension to the Microsoft Edge browser.
NOTE: You must be connected to the Internet in order to follow these steps.
Installing Adobe Reader Touch
An upgrade to the Resnet firewall has been scheduled to take place from 7:00am to 7:45am on Wednesday, September 13. As a result, users should expect off-campus Resnet access to be limited at times during this time period.
We appreciate your patience while this important upgrade is being made. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Senior Network Security Analyst Nigel Westlake.
Attention, all RPI Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 Release) instructors, designers, and TAs! If you are planning on having an LMS (Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 Release) course site for the Fall 2017 semester, you are encouraged to request your course site now by completing an LMS course request form.