UFIT is upgrading ProofPoint. ProofPoint is the tool that helps protect the university’s networks and computers by identifying and blocking spam and emails suspected of being potentially hazardous, such as an email with an unsafe attachment. The upgrade to ProofPoint is scheduled for 6am on Tuesday, May 7. No disruption in email services is expected. For help retrieving ProofPoint quarantined email or any other questions related to this upgrade, visit (132 Hub) or contact the UF Computing Help Desk.
The Spring 2013 Peer2Peer event took place on April 18. UFIT hosts P2P twice a year, focusing each event on timely training sessions for the IT technical community. Spring P2P including presentations on managing Macs in UF’s AD environment, an overview of the new UF Data Center, Shibboleth changes and features, and the Enterprise System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Click here to watch the Mediasite streaming of the event.
Interface 2013 will be held on Thursday, April 25. This always-popular event will once again feature "lightning rounds" - short demonstrations of technology use and instructional practices - presented by UF instructors leading the way in innovative and effective uses of technology in teaching. This year’s keynote presenter is Curtis Bonk, an internationally recognized author of several books on online teaching and learning. Register now before both in-person and virtual attendance fills up! For more information or to register visit http://interface.at.ufl.edu/.
UFApps, a new pilot service, is now available for all students. UFApps provides access to nearly 30 software programs, including Photoshop, IBM-SPSS statistical software, and AutoCAD. UFApps makes all these software “apps” available from your apartment, residence hall, or when away from Gainesville—24/7 access is yours, free! UFApps is a “test” pilot program funded by the Student Tech Fee. The pilot makes software on UF lab computers accessible from desktops, laptops, and other Mobile devices.
Usage levels and student feedback will be evaluated to determine if the UFApps pilot program will be expanded to a full-time, ongoing supported service.
The UFIT Security Awareness Video & Poster Contest winners have been chosen. The contest, which ran from January 8 - February 22, attracted entries by students in five of UF's colleges. In addition to prizes and plaques, the winners and runner's up will see their posters and videos utilized in several campus communications channels. Click here to learn more about the contest and see the winning entries.