11.12.14 Faculty Staff Email System Upgrade to Microsoft Office 365

    The university will be migrating to Microsoft Office 365 for all faculty and staff at Southern Miss over the next several weeks. This service provides faculty and staff with a 50GB mailbox and 1TB file storage on OneDrive.  In addition to having access to web versions, Faculty and Staff will be able to download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications (Office 2013 suite) on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, and/or mobile devices - Android or iOS).  These applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote*, Access*, Publisher*, and Lync. *Windows PC client programs and/or features only.  Cannot be used across devices

    Stay tuned for more details and date of implementation. 


    If you have any questions about this upgrade, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    10.22.14 Microsoft Security Advisory Alert


    Please use extra caution when handling office documents, either emailed or downloaded, especially from unknown sources.  Microsoft has issued an alert about a known vulnerability such that someone may be able to take control of your Windows computer just by opening one of these documents.  If you would like more information, Microsoft Security Advisory 3010060–Vulnerability in Microsoft OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution -


    09.24.14 USM Wireless Network Activation for Faculty and Staff

    Faculty and staff with Wi-Fi-enabled devices are required to move to the USM wireless network.  If you have not already switched to the USM network from the EagleAir network, go to to make the switch.

    To do this, you must complete a short, one time configuration by first connecting to the "USM Help" network. Then, you will automatically be connected to the “USM” network and directed to the main website. 

    If you need assistance, go to the iTech website, or call the help desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    09.23.14 DID YOU KNOW?


    Did you know that the iSouthernMiss mobile application now has an Alumni portion? Through this mobile app, Southern Miss alumni now have the ability to do the following all from the convenience of a smartphone:


    ·         View Upcoming Events

    ·         Submit a Class Note

    ·         Update Information

    ·         Contact an Alumni Chapter

    ·         Much more!

    For more information on how to download the mobile app, visit



    09.26.14 The πTech Event!

    The πTech Event!


    Pie the Geek in the Beak!


    Here’s your chance to take out some frustration on iTech AND help raise money for a good cause! For $1 per entry, or $5 for six entries, you can put your name in a drawing for a chance to "Pie the Geek in the Beak." 


    All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2014 for #TeamiTech ( You can enter by contacting Paige Strickland or Jeff May in Forrest County Hall 317, Ken Elwin at West Football Stadium 200, Brandi Soule at the Cook Library Help Desk, Cory Williams in Forrest County Hall 207F or Steve Burress in Fleming Education Center 310. 


    The drawing and pie-ing for The πTech Event will take place on Friday, September 26th at 1PM in front of Forrest County Hall (South entrance). 


    Geeks to be Pie'd:

    David Sliman

    Keith Hill

    Jeff May

    Karen Reidenbach

    Paige Strickland

    Nick Williams

    Bob Wilson