In this issue:
Email is an excellent way to communicate with faculty, staff, and students across campus and across the globe. However, it can also be overwhelming and take time to process and organize. Here are 5 tips for using Outlook to do some of that processing work for you. Click on the titles for more information.
Connecting with Your Mobile Device
Information Technology wants to make it easy for you to stay connected to UW email and the wireless network from your mobile devices. See the following How To documents for instructions on how to connect to UW email and wireless:
New SPSS Agreement
There have been some changes to UW's agreement for SPSS software. Previously, UW had a limited number of local-computer install SPSS licenses costing $226/year. The local form of installation does not require the computer to be connected to the UW network for SPSS to work, so it is more convenient for faculty or staff that need to use a UW computer off the UW network.
Now, SPSS can be installed locally on any UW owned computer for free, with no limits on the number of installations. A Mac version of SPSS will now also be available for local installations. Network installs, where the computer must be connected to the UW network for SPSS to function, have always been free, and will continue to be free.
There is also a new requirement that all SPSS installations must be used only for teaching or research purposes. Unfortunately, SPSS cannot be used for administrative purposes, such as compiling statistics on class evaluations for a department.
For a local installation of SPSS on a UW computer, media can be checked out from the front desk of the Information Technology Center. For a network installation, please request access through the IT Help Desk at 766-4357.
Microsoft Updates – Automatic Reboots
On the third Tuesday of every month any available Microsoft Updates will be automatically distributed to computers across campus. You will know that there are updates to install on your computer when you see the update icon, below, at the bottom left corner of your screen. You can install the updates using these instructions (www.uwyo.edu/askit/displaydoc.asp?id=5001).
If updates have not been installed by the second Tuesday of the following month your computer will automatically install them and may automatically restart. The dates for the automatic install of updates and possible restarts for the rest of the calendar year are listed below. Any open work could be lost if your computer automatically restarts. IT will no longer be sending out monthly reminders about these updates.
If you have questions about Microsoft updates, please check the WSUS FAQ (www.uwyo.edu/askit/displaydoc.asp?id=487) or contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP.