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VoiceThread Workshops

Beat the Next Snow Day with VoiceThread December 6 at 7:00pm ET – Register here Have you already had your first snow day? There will be more to come, but you don’t have to lose a full day of instruction.  Learn how

New CAS Redesign

At the start of the 2017 spring semester, VCU Technology Services will be switching to a new Central Authentication Service (CAS) website design. The internet and VCU’s web experience goals have changed since the current design was implemented in 2011.

November, 2016 CIO Update

Fall is in the air, and winter is definitely approaching.  As we prepare for Winter Closing and the new year, I’d like to highlight a couple of initiatives as well as wish everyone a great Thanksgiving. VoiceThread VoiceThread, which replaced

Banner Forms and Self Service Unavailable 6-9 pm on December 2nd

Upgrades will be applied during the standard maintenance window.

October, 2016 CIO Blog

It is definitely Fall in Richmond with beautiful weather, folks on Hanover getting ready for Halloween, and all of us getting our jackets out again.  Fall is my favorite season, and this year even more so since my beloved Cubs

T4 Version 8

On October 12th, 2016 version 8 of the TerminalFour web content management system was released to the university. Technology Services is currently in negotiations on how to properly migrate sites from v7 into v8. At the moment the plan is

Pubapps Upgrade

This is a notice that on Thursday, October 20th Web Services will be migrating all websites hosted on Pubapps to new Pubapps hardware (Change Management #9001131). This change will go through approval by the Change Advisory Board (CAB) October 13th.

2017 Banner Production Upgrade Dates

2017 Tentative Banner Production Upgrade Dates Banner Forms and eServices will be unavailable at 6 pm on these dates. Duration is contingent on number and size of upgrades/patches. FRIDAY PROD 1/4/17 1/27/2017 3/3/2017 4/21/2017 5/19/2017 6/16/2017 7/28/2017 9/29/2017 11/17/2017 1/5/2018

September, 2016 CIO Update

With the school year in full swing, I thought it might be useful to share with everyone some information put together by Scott Davis, our Director for Application Services, in collaboration with colleagues in Information Security and Technology Support Services. 

Updates to Listserv Subscription Scripts

Web Services is in the midst of a long process of upgrading the servers that make up the Jupiter Web System. One part of the upgrade process is eliminating old insecure scripts. These scripts are used to subscribe people to

MyForms – Upcoming Change

This is a notice that on Thursday, September 29th Web Services will be making a change to MyForms.vcu.edu (Change Management #9001004). The change will add a unique email subject for each email sent by the application so that Gmail does

Add the new VCU Google Academic Calendar to your Google Calendar

There’s a new VCU Google Academic Calendar. The new calendar features automatic updates with the University’s Academic Calendar. The previous VCU Google Academic Calendar has been decommissioned. The new calendar can be added using the steps located here.

Video Server Decommission – Final Notice

On August 1st, 2016 video.vcu.edu was powered off and individuals with video content were unable to access the server without intervention from Web Services. This email serves as a final notice that on September 15th, 2016 the server will be

August, 2016 CIO Update

It’s that time of the year again! The black and gold flags are up, traffic is increasing, and the VCUCard office is filled with new students as they become part of our community here.   As I think about our entering students,

WordPress – Upcoming Maintenance

In an effort to get everything ready for the new school year, the wp.vcu.edu blogging service will undergo maintenance on Thursday, August 18th from 5:30-6 a.m. This change has been approved and is detailed in the Change Request #9000517. During this

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