CaTS Blog

Phishing Scam Notice for 6/1/15

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State students, faculty, and staff. This scam, which may have a subject line titled " School Mail-Box Validation,” asks you to click on a link to validate your Wright State email account and indicates that a failure to do so will result in the deletion of your account.

Please be aware that this is a scam. Do not click on the link provided in the email or give out any personal information.

If you have any questions about these scams, or if you have already clicked the link and entered your account information, please contact the CaTS Help Desk immediately. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.

Reminder: Office 365 Sites Training

Thursday, May 28, 2015

CaTS is offering training workshops for owners and users of Office 365
Sites. Sites are built using Microsoft SharePoint Online.

* Owner sessions include instructions on how to create and maintain
Office 365 Sites.

* User sessions focus on accessing and working with data stored in Sites.

To register, visit:
http://www.wright.edu/information-technology/support-and-training/workshops.

If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937)
775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.

New WINGS Portal Coming June 2nd

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A new version of WINGS - streamlined for announcements and alerts - will
launch on June 2.

Following the launch, you can access both the Classic WINGS and new
WINGS portals. However, Classic WINGS will be retired at the end of the
year, so please begin your transition as soon as possible.

Group and Course Studio will not be available in the new WINGS portal.

Learn more about the new WINGS at
http://www.wright.edu/information-technology/support-and-training/wings-beta.

Laptops2Go at Wright State

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Laptops2Go is a program that allows students in good standing to checkout a computer with their Wright1Card for 4 hours. Located on the 2nd Floor of Dunbar Library, Laptops2Go allows you to choose whether you want a Mac or a PC in order to best serve your needs as a student. If you need the laptop for longer than the initial 4 hours, the computers can be renewed for an extra 4 hours. 

CaTS System Maintenance for 5/31/15

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CaTS will be conducting system maintenance on Sunday, May 31, from 6:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. During this time access to the following services will be unavailable:

* WINGS Express

* Banner Admin

If you have any questions concerning this maintenance, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827, or send an email to helpdesk@wright.edu.

Network Outage at Setzer Pavilion

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Both hardware and wireless networks are currently down. An update will be posted once the issue has been resolved.

Phishing Scam Notice for 5/18/15

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that 
targets Wright State students, faculty, and staff. This scam, which may 
have a subject line titled "Part-Time Job Opportunity", encourages you 
to participate in online surveys by clicking on a link.

Please be aware that this is a scam. Do not click on the link provided 
in the email or give out any personal information.

If you have any questions about these scams, or if you have already 
clicked the link and entered your account information, please contact 
the CaTS Help Desk immediately. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or 
toll free at 1-888-775-4827.

Adobe Software and New Self-Service Process

Friday, May 15, 2015

CaTS is excited to announce that several software packages are now available to faculty and staff at no charge for use on university-owned computers. CaTS has also implemented a new self-service process to distribute this software, through the utilization of Software Center.


Available Software

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 11
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, etc.)


Coming Soon

  • Microsoft Office, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and MatLab


Software Center

  • Software Center allows for self-service software installations.
  • Software Center allows CaTS to report usage of software to optimize licensing costs.


Windows users: Software Center is now available.

  • To determine if you have Software Center, go to your 'Start' menu, select 'All Programs', and Software Center will be listed if available.
  • If you don't see Software Center on your Windows PC, please call the Help Desk for assistance with installing the software.


Mac users: Software Center for Mac is coming soon; in the mean time, please call the Help Desk for assistance with installing the software.


For additional details please visit:

http://www.wright.edu/information-technology/services/software-center

Microsoft Lync Now Skype for Business

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Microsoft Lync will become Skype for Business on all university-owned
Windows computers connected to the Wright State network on Monday, May 18.

-Skype for Business will install automatically on your computer.

-Skype for Business combines the functionality of Lync with the Skype
interface.

-Familiar features like video chat, instant messaging, and desktop
sharing are available in Skype.

-All of your Lync contacts will be available in Skype for Business.

-Skype for Business is not yet available for Macs. Please continue to
use Microsoft Lync 2011 until further notice.

To read more about Skype for Business, visit this website:
http://www.wright.edu/information-technology/services/skype-for-business.

Pilot Server Maintenance

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Due to necessary server maintenance,  Pilot will be unavailable from approximately 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 7.  We apologize for any inconvenience this downtime might cause.

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