A new version of Google Drive called “Backup and Sync” will be released in mid-July. Although we have never recommended the use of the Google Drive sync client, we are aware that users may have this configured. Collaboration Services wants to make you aware of this new version, even though we recommend that you not plan to upgrade to Backup and Sy . . .
Please be advised that a massive ransomware attack is now on-going around the globe. Most targets thus far have been in Europe, with Ukraine being particularly hard hit. The details on the attack are sparse at the moment. Based on available information, it appears the outbreak consists of a variant of the Petya ransomware. Reports have indicated similar . . .
June 26, Google is retiring Google Talk and users who have not already switched to Hangouts will automatically be transitioned. The Google Talk app on smart devices should be replaced with Google Hangouts. Google’s Hangouts Meet is now available. Please visit http://apps.vcu.edu/news/ for additional information. . . .
This summer the Labs and Classrooms Computing team will upgrade all centrally-supported classrooms to Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest operating system. This is part of a larger effort by the department of Academic Technologies to deliver the best possible experience in all of the rooms we support. Additional updates this summer include Media Support Se . . .
VCU is now offering Microsoft Office downloads via the Office 365 portal at no charge to VCU faculty, staff and students for personal use. By making these downloads available through the MS Office 365 portal, all VCU community members are eligible to download MS Office on up to 5 devices per person to use during their time as a student or employee at VC . . .
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We are responsible for implementing and supporting the technology used around campus, such as the network, phones, enhanced classrooms, and Internet-based systems including myVCU, Blackboard, email, and more.