CaTS Blog

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

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:

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

-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:

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.

New WINGS Portal

Friday, May 1, 2015

A new version of WINGS will launch this summer.

You will have access to both the existing WINGS portal (Classic WINGS)
and the new WINGS (Beta) through the summer and into Fall Semester, but
start planning for changes that affect you, especially with the
following applications:

- Course Studio, Group Studio, and Classic WINGS will be retired by the
end of the calendar year. Faculty using Course Studio should contact
Cheryl Silcox (x3245) in the Center for Teaching and Learning for
assistance in transitioning to Pilot.

- Active WINGS Groups should be transitioned into an Office 365 Online
Community. Learn your options at

- Content that needs to be saved from an inactive WINGS Group should be
manually downloaded to your computer. It will no longer be available
once Classic WINGS is retired.

- There is no automated process for downloading or transitioning content.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email or call the Help Desk at 1-888-775-4827.

Office 365 ProPlus Now Free for Faculty/Staff Personal Use

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wright State faculty and staff will have free access to Microsoft Office
365 ProPlus starting on April 22, 2015.

*Important Notes*
- Software should not be installed on university-owned computers
- Uninstall any copies of Office before installing ProPlus

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus includes
•      Word
•      Excel
•      PowerPoint
•      Outlook
•      Lync (transitioning to Skype for Business)
•      OneNote
•      Publisher
•      Access

Users can access all of these programs on up to five personally-owned PCs or Macs, five tablets, and up to five mobile devices.

Find complete information, including installation guides, at

If you have questions about Office 365 ProPlus, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827. You can also reach us via email at

April 2015 Microsoft Lync Update

Friday, April 17, 2015

The recent April 14, 2015 Microsoft Update included an update for
Microsoft Lync 2013 which replaces the Lync user interface with
Microsoft’s new Skype for Business application. If you have applied the
update and use Lync with the WSU service, you will be prompted to
restart, returning the Lync user interface which Wright State currently
supports. Note:  The icon for Lync will now show a S.