Announcements

    Scheduled Outage and Maintenance: Web Servers and Applications

    There will be a scheduled university-wide outage on selected web servers and applications. This will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11, beginning at 9 p.m. and will take a couple of hours to complete. Please plan your work accordingly. To address an issue concerning this outage, contact the Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) before Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Up-to-date news on all scheduled outages and maintenance is available at www.usm.edu/itech.

    Web servers that will be affected are as follows:
    AceWare
    Ad Astra
    AdvisorTrak
    Catalog Server
    EMAS
    Encore
    HEAT
    Illiad
    ImageNow
    Lime Survey
    PeopleSoft BugZilla
    Pinnacle
    TimeClock
    Titanium
    WebID

    Applications that will be affected are as follows:
    Dubard
    FileMaker Pro
    File Share
    Pharos (printing in the computer lab)
    Police (ARMS)
    Post Office Trakpad
    Xerox Free Flow

    Coming Soon: New and Improved Wireless for Students

    The university is excited to announce the new and improved wireless access for students on campus. The new encrypted wireless network “USM” is available on Monday, October 1, 2012; to access this network students must complete a one-time configuration by first connecting to the “USM Help” network. This configuration process will only take a few minutes to complete. Once completed, you will automatically be connected to the “USM” network and directed to the USM website. No longer will you have to enter your CampusID and password each time to access the wireless network at Southern Miss! For an additional convenience, all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including phones and tablets, may also be configured to access the “USM” wireless network.

    If you need assistance to configure your device, go to the iTech website and click on Service Catalog/Connections and Accounts/Student Wireless (http://www.usm.edu/itech/student-wireless) or you may call the iTech Help Desk at 601-266-HELP(4357).

    Faculty/Staff will start using this network in the near future; watch for additional communications.

    Scheduled Outage and Maintenance: Long-Distance Phone Service

    There will be a scheduled outage in long-distance phone service university-wide on Thursday, Sept. 20, beginning at 9 p.m. for up to one hour. Please plan your work accordingly.

    To address an issue concerning this outage, contact the Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) before Wednesday, Sept. 19.

    Up-to-date news on all scheduled outages and maintenance is available at www.usm.edu/itech.

    09.07.12 Student Wireless UPDATE: New and Improved Access Action Delayed Due to Testing

    The new student wireless access for students on campus has been delayed due to testing. The new network will be up and running in the coming weeks. Students will receive notice and instructions prior to the roll out of the new wireless access. For now, students will continue to use USMStudent Network with their Student-ID and password.

    For more information, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    University Presents Eagle Back-Up

    Eagle Back-Up, a new service to the university community, will provide users with automatic back-up of the files located in the “My Documents” folder, email and desktop. It will duplicate all files on your computer to a personal, secure location in the University Technology and Data Center. This back-up will occur without any user intervention and is available to all Southern Miss employees who are on Active Directory. In the event of equipment failure or a hard drive crash, your files will be recoverable.

    For more information, visit www.usm.edu/itech/workstation-back. Fill out the request form to get started at www.usm.edu/itech/workstation-back-request-form.