OIT Technology News: Fall 2019 Edition

In this edition of OIT's Technology News, we cover the annual OIT Progress Report, the latest Security Update, Sitecore usage and training, OIT reaching new milestones, plus much more.
Progress Report
The 2019 OIT Progress Report is Now Available

Covering the advancements in IT at Southern Methodist University for the past academic year and where the Office of Information Technology is charging ahead in the future.
Mac Users: Don't Upgrade to Catalina… Just Yet!

The newest version of macOS 10.15 Catalina is now available. We highly recommend not updating to this OS as it will be problematic for various 32-Bit software packages causing the software to not run.
Making Sitecore Approachable with Individual Instruction

If you need help with a specific page, Sitecore feature, or navigation menu, some Individual Instruction time could help. A Sitecore Specialist can assist you in setting up a web form, providing guidance, and more.
Sitecore at SMU 2018-2019 Infographic

The OIT Web Team recently Sitecore on campus, specifically looking at support and training. Also, this review will help prepare us as we move to upgrade sites to the next generation of page layouts.
Security Report
Fall 2019 OIT Security Update Now Available

In this edition of the OIT Security Report, we focus on travel and cybersecurity. Find out the ups and downs of staying in a personal vacation rental property and how to be smart about internet access while traveling, plus much more.
Introduction to Newswriting Student Earns 1,000th MOS Certification

During last week's testing, CCPA student and Senior, Matthew Brink, received the University's 1,000th Microsoft Office Specialist Certification since the program's inception.
Student Software Installation Service Sets Up for Success

The Student Software Install Service is designed to help students with problematic to install programs. The IT Help Desk has nearly completed the 1,000th install under this service.
Email Phishing Simulations to Come Back this Fall

Over the past few years, SMU has worked to make people more aware of these phishing attempts by sending simulated phishing emails. To keep our momentum going, OIT will send out another AntiPhish simulation campaign in the coming weeks.
ID Photos to Appear Soon in Skype for Business

As we reported earlier this summer, OIT will soon begin uploading photos for all SMU employees to make them visible in Skype for Business as part of the upcoming project to deploy a new University phone system.
Windows 7 Must Go!

With less than four months until Windows 7 is no longer supported, we need your help to ensure all computers are updated in time! We have a few options to help you get upgraded before the year's end.
Canvas Corner

This month in Canvas Corner, we cover a new navigation look, feedback per answer in New Quizzes, and an update to update to context cards on Android.