Benchmarks - February, 2015

Campus Computing News

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Available for Free for Faculty and Staff Home Use

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

You may have heard the rumors that UNT faculty and staff were going to soon enjoy the same Microsoft perks and privileges with their Exchange accounts that our students have been benefitting from with their EagleConnect accounts. The rumors are, indeed, true and many of these features have already been implemented and are ready for the UNT faculty and staff community! You will be hearing soon from your network manager about OneDrive for Business file storage and management which will allow you to save, share, and collaborate on files. This article focuses on the Microsoft Office for Home Use privileges you can install and utilize now via Office 365.

Videoconferencing with Blue Jeans Network

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By Scott Windham, ITSS Network Engineer, and Brenda K. Ritz, Videoconference Manager, UNT CLEAR

Technology as easy to use as putting on your favorite pair of old Blue Jeans. That’s right! Did you know that CLEAR and UNT System ITSS have partnered together to provide users across campus a great and easy way to further collaborate with your colleagues across the globe? Through this joint partnership we have access to the Blue Jeans Network.

Save the date for these upcoming CLEAR Events

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By Amber Bryant, Senior Marketing Specialist, CLEAR

Mark your calendars! CLEAR has some great events planned for this spring.

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break!

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Believe it or not, Spring Break is just around the corner! The following information should help you plan your activities if you need/want to access campus computing facilities over the break. 

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By the Numbers

Down the Corridor of Years


Benchmarks Online publications from 2010 note: 

  • Academic Computing and User Services (ACUS) opened the Research and Visualization Environment (RAVE) at Discovery Park including a large-scale tiled video display.
  • ACUS installed computer kiosks on the first floor of the Information Sciences building, directly in front of the entrance to the CITC Helpdesk.
  • Office Live is included with EagleConnect.  
  • Maurice Leatherbury retired as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
  • John Hooper is appointed Acting VP and CIO, personnel changes ensue.
  • The Enterprise Messaging and Directory Services group is created by combining of the UNT Messaging Systems Group with the Directory Services Team. 

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