Current Events & News
Apple recently announced that their Windows QuickTime software is no longer being supported. This follows on the heels of announcements from several prominent IT security firms and the Department of Homeland Security indicating there are several known critical security flaws that put computers running the software at risk.
We are making some small incremental changes to the website to make it more useful in the coming months. The computer order form can now be found under the hardware link on the left.
Over the last several weeks, we've been encountering a small but increasing number of issues with Microsoft Outlook 2013/2016 and Skype for Business 2013/2016. In each case most people have been experiencing random crashing as well as "odd" behavior with their computer.
Over the last several weeks, ACCS has been quietly rolling out Windows 10 on new computers. In the coming months we will also begin offering upgrades to a specific number of supported computers. However, due to various technical concerns, not all computers will be eligible for the upgrade.
Recently, we began installing Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus on all new computer setups. For those of you not familiar with Office 2016, it is very similar to 2013 in look and feel. In fact, aside from some minor, but useful, productivity enhancements, many people would not be able to tell them apart. We are now announcing that we are making it available to anyone using a NDSU-owned computer.
A Microsoft update (KB3114717) released this month has been causing Office 2013 programs to slow down and/or freeze altogether. It has now been removed it from the Microsoft update site. For those on campus, we have also removed the update from our update system as well.
As some of you may have already read online or in Let's Communicate, Microsoft is ending support for Office 2010 this year. We will be ending support for Office 2010 at the end of June 2016 to coincide with the phasing out of old computers that happens each June 30th.