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Signup for basic Williams Gmail and Calendar Training

As Williams College continues the process of moving to Google Apps for Education, OIT is scheduling ongoing training sessions covering the basics of both email and calendaring. MORE: from Michael Richardson, Ofc for Information Technology

Phone outage on Monday July 21, 2014

Yesterday about 900 phone extensions were down from 2:50 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. due to an unexpected failure. We know that everyone depends on phones and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this must have caused you. We are monitoring the system. We plan to have a new phone system by next winter. from Dinny more »

Some of the phones on campus are "down"

Some phones on campus are down with no dialtone. OIT is aware of this and working on the issue.

OIT Summer Downtime on July 26th

Some short network outages across campus from 6:00AM-2:00PM  on July 26th On Saturday, July 26th, OIT will have its annual summer downtime to do some major network and systems work that cannot be done easily during the academic year. Though in the past few years we have minimized downtime, this year we need to have more »

Upperclass student email IS MOVING to Google, but slowly…

If you don’t see your old messages at yet, don’t worry!  Because so much mail is moving for 1500 students (11 million messages!), you may not see it all until 7/7.     But it WILL get there. In the meantime, use to see old messages, but don’t move them around to different folders. if you have questions.

Meeting Maker to Google Migration is Complete!

After months of diligent teamwork OIT has successfully completed the migration of the Meeting Maker calendaring system to the Google Apps for Education (GAE) calendar. Here is a list of interesting stats: Prior to the calendar migration all the 440 Williams employees who used Meeting Maker had to have their email accounts migrated to Google more »

Glow upgrade: New workshop dates and topic

We are pleased to announce new times for the general workshops in July and August as well as new workshops focused on specific topics. For more information or to sign up, please see . Full information about the migration is available at – Jonathan Morgan-Leamon, Ofc for Information Technology

Meeting Maker is moving to GAE calendar on Friday night

Williams’ calendar software moves to Google Apps for Education this Friday. Please be patient next week as people in offices learn the new system. To learn more about our campus-wide calendar migration, go to from Dinny S. Taylor, Ofc for Information Technology

Possible Downtime for Various Systems this Thursday (6/19/14)

Networks and Systems will be upgrading the firmware in our Equallogic storage arrays in preparation for summer work. This should have no impact on the servers they support, but there is a small chance of an unexpected failure, so we are warning that some servers could experience up to a 30 minute downtime. The following more »

ELC will be closed for a week during the move to the CET

Starting July 21 the ELC will be closed for a week while it is relocated to the second floor of the Stetson-Sawyer building as a part of the Center for Educational Technology.  The ELC will reopen on or about July 28. The Equipment Loan Center (ELC) in Dodd Annex will have abbreviated summer hours and more »

ELC's Summer Hours Have Started

Today, Wednesday the 18th, the ELC will be on summer hours closing at 12:00 from Jim Lillie, Equipment Loan Center (ELC)

Meeting Maker Moves to Google this Friday 6/20!

Meeting Maker Moves to Google this Friday 6/20! After 4:30 Friday 6/20, you should no longer use Meeting Maker other than for reference purposes. Meeting Maker will be completely unavailable from 4:30-5:30 pm on Friday. IMPORTANT: Your GAE email and Google calendar will be unavailable from 6-8:00 pm If you use Meeting Maker, keep these more »

Desktop Systems is moving! Thursday, June 12

On Thursday June 12th the Faculty Staff Support Desk will be moving from the second floor of Jesup to the third floor, Room 317.  Slightly limited technical support will be available during this transition.  During the day we will have our summer student technology consultants covering the Faculty Staff Support phone line, x4090.  They will more »

New Phishing email - Re-Modify Mailbox Storage

A new phishing email has been received by many Williams accounts.  If you did follow the link and enter any account or password information, please change your password immediately and check your webmail settings, specifically the forwarding.  For assistance with this contact How can you tell this is a fake email? Several ways.  The more »

A session on "Up and Running With LinkedIn"

Up & Running With LinkedIn: A session facilitated by Kevin Thomas and Mika Hirai. Wednesday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Jesup 205. For more information and to register, go to: