- EAB Membership Open to Campus The Office of the CIO has joined the Education Advisory Board (EAB) IT Forum, a national program that will provide access to research, technology, and consulting services for universities. IT Professionals and the UA community at large can sign up for this service at www.eab.com and register as a New User. [Read More]
- Free Software! Microsoft Campus Agreement Extended The University of Arizona BookStores and the Office of the CIO have signed a one-year extension of the University’s Microsoft Campus Agreement (MCA), which provides free software for UA departmental servers, faculty, staff, and students in effect July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016. [Read More]
- UAConnect IM: Lync icon changed to Skype On April 14, Microsoft implemented an update to the Lync for Windows 2013 instant messaging (IM) application. As a result, the Lync icon on the desktop of affected users has been renamed "Skype." This does not change your Lync service. Lync remains the default IM service for the university, is not able to connect with Skype IM users, and will continue to function as it did prior to the April 14 update. [Read More]
- New Box@UA Lets Users Share Files Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device Need to send a colleague a file that's too large to share over email? Box@UA, a new online cloud storage and collaboration tool, can help. Box@UA is an agreement between the University and Box, an online file-sharing service, to provide users with an easy way to store, access and share files anytime and anywhere from a computer or mobile device. The free service is now available to UA employees, students and designated campus colleagues. [Read More]
Digital course materials are a growing trend in higher education. Growing numbers of students and faculty in higher education are taking advantage of digital media’s greater interactivity, customization of educational content, and opportunities for social collaboration.
UA Tech Talk Blog
At this year's IT Summit in October, I hope to be presenting on some of the newer trends and technologies that are pushing our data centers and the services they provide into strange (and, I hope, clever and useful) new directions. As a preview to that presentation, I thought I'd take a minute to look at The Way Things Were, The Way Things Are, and The Way Things Are Becoming.