Announcements

Update Zoom Client before Aug 6, 2022

On August 6, 2022, Zoom will be retiring installations older than version 5.3.0 to address a critical security vulnerability. To avoid disruption, please follow the instructions below to check the current version of Zoom, and if necessary to update Zoom on your computer or device before August 6, 2022. Upgrading… Continue reading »

Google Data and Quotas for 2022

Google Data Storage Google is placing a quota for drive storage on all educational institutions starting July 1st. Why?  More data requires more servers and more electricity, consuming more energy; Google is hoping to limit this growth. Because of this, student accounts at Williams are being limited to 15GB, which… Continue reading »

Collaboratively Optimizing Williams

We are excited to kick off a multi-year project to Collaboratively Optimize Williams.  This project, which will replace our core Human Resources, Finance and Student systems, is so much more than just a technology upgrade!  In this project, people from across the College will come together to reimagine the way… Continue reading »

FBI warns about fraud risk on LinkedIn

It’s officially summer, and the criminals hope to enjoy it with your money! The scams that the FBI has investigated recently involve a person that may contact you via LinkedIn offering some sort of cryptocurrency investment advice. They want you to invest in a platform or market that they recommend,… Continue reading »

Linkedin Learning contract expires July 31st

As of July 31st, 2022, the College’s contract with LinkedIn Learning will expire. Usage by people at Williams has declined significantly over the years, and the number of high-quality and often free alternatives has grown just as rapidly. If you’re currently taking a course or thinking about starting one, please… Continue reading »

Academic License Migrations week of June 6th

During the week of June 6th, OIT will migrate several of its license management services to an upgraded server. Software licensing may be unavailable during this time – please plan accordingly. Once the migration is completed you will need to reconfigure your concurrent licensing to point to LM2 (no longer LM4). The… Continue reading »

Spring is here! And your apps need updating!

Apple and Google Most recently, both Apple and Google have released updates for many of their products. Apple has new versions of IOS for iPhone and iPad, as well as new MacOS updates for their computers. Google has advised its users to update the Chrome browser as soon as possible. Continue reading »

Network Maintenance Scheduled 4/1 starting 2:00pm

OIT will be performing maintenance and upgrades in Armstrong, Thompson Biology, and Morley Science Center this afternoon and evening (Friday April 1st). We scheduled this to impact the fewest people. Armstrong Hall – Friday, April 1st From 2:00 PM to approximately 3:30 PM we will upgrade network switches in Armstrong… Continue reading »

We’re Hiring 2 Business Information Analysts

The Williams College Office for Information Technology seeks two experienced Business Information Analysts for the Administrative Information Services (AIS) team. Reporting to the Director of AIS, you’ll support Human Resources and Financial Aid, respectively, in the effective use of their administrative applications. You’ll also play a key role in… Continue reading »

The FabLab/Makerspace Open House is Here!

When: Friday, March 11, 3-5 PM @ the Makerspace in CET/Sawyer. Come for the chocolate and free swag, stay and make! Where: Makerspace (3D printing/making) & FabLab (textile, fiber and paper fabricating) in Sawyer/CET (2nd floor) Drop in and see what all the hubbub is about: Make a Williams keychain… Continue reading »

Sign up for visible mending workshop Sunday 2-20

Visible Mending @CET/Sawyer 276: Sunday 2/20 from 1-3 PM (REGISTER HERE) On Sunday 2/20 from 1-3 PM, Kate Sekules, clothing historian and author of the book Mend!: A Refashioning Manual and Manifesto, will be leading a visible mending workshop, open to the entire Williams community! Kate will… Continue reading »