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Pace says goodbye to Google and ello to Exchange, ePortfolio kickoff with honors students, iPad user group gets rEnamed, and more in this month’s ITS updates.

ePortfolio Honors Kickoff for Honors Students
ePortfolio and the Honors College are teaming up to host the ePortfolio Honors Kickoff on Wednesday, October 16, from 12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m. in Gottesman Room. The session, hosted by fellow Honors student eTerns, will give practical suggestions for posting academic work, Honors activities, and preparing for professional internships. The event will also be the start of the Honors-only track in the annual ePortfolio Spring Contest. Honors winners of the spring contest will receive a $200 gift card and runners up will receive a $100 gift card. Pizza will be served!

Migrating Email from Google to Exchange Update for Students
As we mentioned in our last notice we are in the process of migrating all current students from Google email to Exchange. The Opt-In tool to self-migrate is now available at http://www.pace.edu/goexchange. We encourage students to take this opportunity and self-migrate on your own. If there are any issues, please contact the ITS Help Desk. We will be sharing updates and more information in the coming months. Learn more about student email migration to Outlook Exchange.

Microsoft Exchange Server Upgrade: New Web Access (OWA) Login Page for Students, Faculty, and Staff
As we announced in April, the upgrades we are making to Microsoft Exchange will happen in several stages. The latest upgrade occurred on Wednesday, September 25 and included a new look for the Outlook Web Access (OWA) login page (http://email.pace.edu). No other changes were made to the system at this time. Additional information regarding this initiative can be found on the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Upgrade site.

iPad User Group’s New Name: “The Mobile Technologies User Group” for Students, Faculty, and Staff
The members of the iPad User Group have agreed to change its name to The Mobile Technologies User Group, in order to reflect the broader range of technologies that are covered by the group. The group will continue to meet monthly on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 22: 2:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 21: 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 10: 3:30 p.m.

All of the above sessions will be held in the following rooms: Miller 16/ Civic E 319.  You can review what was covered at past meetings on the user group’s blog.

IT Security Awareness for Students, Faculty, and Staff
In our last notice we had mentioned our IT Security campaign and in an effort to bring awareness to our community, ITS will be joining the Safety and Security department at their sessions on the following days:

  • PLV–Thursday, October 10: 3:25 p.m.4:25 p.m., Butcher Suite, Kessel Campus Center
  • NYC–Wednesday, October 16: 12:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.,  W615, 6th floor, 1 Pace Plaza

If your area would like training, please contact the IT Security office at itsecurity@pace.edu. Learn more about IT security.

Spam Alert
This is a reminder to the campus community to be vigilant in what emails you open and what links you click on. Spam emails may periodically end up in your mailbox. These types of messages may try to disguise themselves as authentic emails, by spoofing From addresses from people we know or known companies. Learn more.

Software and Hardware Support for Students, Faculty, and Staff
Just a reminder that a list of supported applications and hardware can be found on our Supported Applications site.

Pace University Website (www.pace.edu) has a Brand New Look!
ITS provided technical support as part of a University initiative to have the first phase of the new website launch in time for the start of the Fall Semester. We hope you like the new look! ITS worked collaboratively with University Relations to implement the site on a new version of CMS while maintaining our existing sites. You will continue to see site enhancements throughout the academic year including a rollout of school sites to the new design theme. We welcome your feedback on the new site. Please email webadmin@pace.edu.

For the latest in ITS, visit www.pace.edu/itsnews.