Benchmarks - July, 2014

Campus Computing News

Microsoft Office in the Cloud

Office 365 Email Migration

By Abraham John, Senior Director, Administrative Information Technology Services (AITS), University Information Technology (UIT) 

By this time you've no doubt heard or read about the email migration away from our on-premises implementation of Microsoft Exchange to the Microsoft cloud. Most of what you need to know has already been communicated via Administrative announcements and/or through InHouse articles. This, then, is a compilation of some of the key points about the advantages, the process, and where to go for help during and after this email migration.

Make Your Fall Reservations Now at the Sage Hall Academic Testing Center

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By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Director - Academic Computing Technical Services

The Sage Hall Academic Testing Center made its debut in the summer of 2012. Since that time use has grown steadily, adding 10 percent capacity usage per semester with increasing numbers of faculty and staff in a variety of schools, colleges, divisions, and department taking advantage of what the facility has to offer.

Update on Freedom Scientific Products: JAWS and MAGic

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By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Director - Academic Computing Technical Services

Our holdings of JAWS (Job Access With Speech) - the popular screen reader from Freedom Scientific - and MAGic screen magnification software from the same company have remained fairly stable during the past few years. Some important upgrades are on the horizon for these products so it is a good time to review accessibility software resources available at UNT.

Summer Hours

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By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Summer is still here! Summer 2014 consists of six sessions and not all campus facilities are open during all the sessions.*

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By the Numbers

Down the Corridor of Years


Benchmarks Online publications from 2003 note:

  • The research UNIX system (Sol) is migrated to a Sun E3500 server running version 8 of the Sun Solaris UNIX operating system.
  • The Computing System discontinues dialup networking services.
  • Academic mainframe services are discontinued.
  • Printing Services entered the era of digital printing.
  • USENet news service is discontinued.
  • The CheckIn 4 system is debut as a fully web-based application for support of General Access Lab access control.
  • Apple debuts its online music store in iTunes.
  • UNT upgrades to WebCT Vista.
  • A new account management system is implemented to support activation and password changes for Enterprise User IDs (EUID.)
  • The EagleNet wireless network is implemented in several key buildings on campus.
  • SPAM blocking technology is implemented on UNT Mailhosts.
  • The Computing Center is renamed the Computing and Information Technology Center (CITC) and management positions receive new titles.

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