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Data Center Network UpgradeCisco Logo

For those that may be working over the Winter break, we’d like you to be aware of the Data Center network upgrade that will take place tentatively starting on December 27 and continuing through December 30. This maintenance will result in intermittent full network outages for the entire SHSU network during those dates. This will mean that you will not be able to log into a computers, e-mail , ERP systems, your S drive, phone system and wireless network to name a few. These systems will be unavailable regardless of your location.

The network for the data center will be upgraded from legacy Cisco 4500s to Cisco Nexus 7010 data center switches. The new equipment is more robust and in return will offer faster speeds with greater reliability. The newer equipment will also allow SHSU to be prepared for VDI and any future high bandwidth projects. Please contact Marcus Keeling for more information.



Exchange Public Folders Going AwayExchange Logo

IT@Sam will be upgrading from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 .
One of the most noticeable changes is the phasing out of public folders. Therefore, IT@Sam will be going through all the public folders and converting them to shared mailboxes, resources (like classrooms, conference rooms), or removing the folder if it is not being used anymore. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Service Desk.



Windows 7 Rolling Out SoonWindows Logo

Windows 7 is coming soon! The plans are to have it rolled out on campus between the Spring and Summer 1 semesters. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Service Desk.

If you have a non networked printer in your office, please send us an E-mail with the make and model and we will inform you if your printer is Windows 7 compatible.



Mathematica 8.04 Available for InstallationWolfram Logo

Mathematica 8.04 is now available for install on standalone university laptops and desktops. This update applies to both PC's and Mac's. If you would like to have this version installed on your computer, please contact installed please contact the IT@Sam Service Desk by phone at 4-HELP or by email.


Upcoming Software Changes for Spring 2012

The spring semester will see a number of new software installations and upgrades for both Macs and PCs across campus.


Upcoming Mac Software:

  • Adobe X
  • Remove Office 2008
  • iLife 11
  • Maple 15
  • Adobe CS 5.5
  • Adobe Captivate 5.5
  • Mathematica
  • SPSS 20


Upcoming PC Software:

  • Adobe X
  • Adobe CS 5.5
  • Adobe Captivate 5.5
  • Mathematica 8
  • SPSS 20
  • Minitab 16
  • Maya 2011
  • ArcGIS 10
  • AutoDesk 2011
  • Maple 15
  • Research Insight


If you have any questions about these upcoming changes feel free to e-mail the Service Desk or call 4-HELP.

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