All college email addresses have now been populated into the GAE directory. Users can find campus email addresses listed in the GAE Directory when using the autocomplete function. You can also browse the Williams email directory via the Directory link on the left side column in the Contacts web app. When you begin to type more »
To simplify budgeting and payments, all black-and-white and color maintenance contracts will now be paid through OIT. You continue to submit color counts to MacFarlane, but you should not receive bills. MacFarlane has been notified. Department budgets will be adjusted by the Controller’s office to move current funds to OIT. -from Dinny S. Taylor, Ofc for Information Technology
Information Technology Committee and College Council have approved changing to an opt-in system to have a live Ethernet jack. Ethernet jacks in common rooms will remain activated. If you want to request that your Ethernet jack be live when you return in September, you can make the request by logging into PeopleSoft and go to more »
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: http://web.williams.edu/messages/show.php?id=28807 from Michael Richardson, Ofc for Information Technology
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 phones on campus are down with no dialtone. OIT is aware of this and working on the issue.
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 »
If you don’t see your old messages at http://email.williams.edu 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 http://webmail.williams.edu to see old messages, but don’t move them around to different folders. Emailgoogleemail@example.com if you have questions.
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 »
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 http://oit.williams.edu/glow/glow-workshops . Full information about the migration is available at http://oit.williams.edu/glow – Jonathan Morgan-Leamon, Ofc for Information Technology
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 http://oit.williams.edu/going-google/meeting-maker-transition/. from Dinny S. Taylor, Ofc for Information Technology
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 »
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 »
Today, Wednesday the 18th, the ELC will be on summer hours closing at 12:00 http://oit.williams.edu/equip-loan/ from Jim Lillie, Equipment Loan Center (ELC)
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 »