DotCIO News & Announcements

  • DotCIO Working to Address Recent Meltdown, Spectre Processor Exploits

    Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:40 -- wentod

    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.

  • MorningMail Service to be Suspended During Holidays

    Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:37 -- wentod

    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.

  • Losing Some of Those Important E-Mail Messages?

    Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:33 -- wentod
    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. 
  • MatLab license renewal

    Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:44 -- wentod

    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.

  • Can’t Open Those PDFs?

    Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:25 -- wentod

    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


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