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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. IT@Sam has made an effort to reach out to all those who use public folders to have them converted to shared mailboxes. If you use public folders and have not been contacted by an IT@Sam staff member, please 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. For the past several years, Sam Houston State University has used the Windows XP operating system for PCs. With support for XP dwindling, the time to upgrade is upon us!

Windows 7 brings 64-bit processor to campus as opposed to the 32-bit processor with Windows XP. With this, we will be able to offer a wider range of programs for the campus. 64-bit technology will allow for more memory to be added to computers allowing for a faster machine.

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 help determine 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 PCs and Macs. If you would like to have this version installed on your computer, 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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