Archive for September, 2009

print.gac.edu Upgrade Tonight

At 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM on September 25, 2009, the print.gac.edu website will be down for upgrade. Users will still be able to print and releasing will happen automatically.

Windows 7 Student Pricing

Microsoft is offering the Home Premium version of its new operating system, Windows 7, to students at a very generous price of $29.99. Just visit the link below to check it out. http://win741.com Windows 7 is due to release to the public on October 22nd, 2009.

Updated printing WIKI at gustavus.edu/gts/printing

Check out the changes made to the printing WIKI! gustavus.edu/gts/printing In particular there are new links dealing with: Special purpose accounts for student organizations Frequently asked questions & troubleshooting Updated guest printing instructions

The Benefits of Single Sign-On (SSO)

Single sign-on (SSO) is a mechanism that consolidates the authentication process of multiple services into one spot. This connection allows users to be logged into multiple services when they sign in to one. If you are asking yourself, "why should I care about single sign-on?" read on.

Phishing victim prevents Gustavus from sending to hotmail

Recently one of our users gave their password to someone else either by e-mail or by following a link to a non gustavus site. As a result, Hotmail and Live.com are both blocking mail from Gustavus. Unfortunately , Microsoft does not give us any ability to lift the ban and we have to wait for […]

Scanners in the Residence Halls

There is a new addition to each of the residence halls’ computer lab. After receiving some student feedback at the end of last year, Gustavus Technology Services has installed an Epson V500 scanner in each lab. This will allow you to scan documents, pictures, slides, 35mm film, etc. If you have any feedback, please comment […]

Adobe Products Student/Faculty Pricing

We are pleased to announce that Gustavus Students and Faculty can buy Adobe Software at a reduced cost for their personal computers. Please visit:  http://www.schoolworldedu.com/gac/ If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Helpline at x6111.

Why Windows Service Packs are important

A Windows Service Pack is a collection of security, updates, fixes and enchantments for your operating system. It is important that all users registering a Windows computer on our network has their operating system updated. Computers that are not updated with the most recent Windows Service Packs not only pose a security risk for the […]

Windows 7 coming to Gustavus

Gustavus Technology Services is currently testing Microsoft Windows 7 RTM, release to manufacturing. Initial testing has shown astounding results and overall we are very pleased with the new operating system. After some additional testing, we have plans to setup the Olin lab as one of our first labs running Windows 7. Microsoft’s newest operating system, […]

Technology Helpline Orientation Hours

The Technology Helpline will be open all weekend! You can find us in multiple locations throughout the weekend. Friday, September 4th (New Students Arrive!) Helpline Hours (Olin computer lab): 8am-5pm We will be in the Bookmark: 9am – 5pm (stop by and pick up an ethernet cable, courtesy of GTS) Helpline Laptop Help (Olin lobby): […]