IT Update News from 03/2018

YaleConnect (email) name change to Office 365

March 22, 2018

The service offering formerly known as YaleConnect has undergone some behind the scene changes, with servers moving from on-premises (Exchange) to the cloud (Office 365). Additionally, the OrgSync system for student organizations also shares the YaleConnect name. For clarity, and to distinguish...

New format required for Yale Message email distribution lists

March 22, 2018

With the transition of the Message III system to the new Yale Message system, Internal Communications would like to inform those requesting communications of a significant change. The new Yale Message system does not accept NetIDs and requires all three pieces of information for each individual...

Yale Innovation Summit – Deadlines soon approaching

March 22, 2018

Deadlines are fast approaching for various components of the Yale Innovation Summit . This day-long event (Wednesday, May 9) is tailored to Yale innovators...

Yale videogame research lab receives grant to tackle smoking among teens

March 22, 2018

The Yale Center for Health & Learning Games has received a three-year, $1.4 million grant to study and disseminate their videogame intervention, smokeSCREEN, to raise awareness and prevent smoking and use of electronic cigarettes among teens. The Center...

Know before you go to the Change Advisory Board

March 8, 2018

To lower the risk caused by changes into our environment, the Change Advisory Board (CAB) is asking Service Owners and those introducing changes to answer a standard set of questions about their change. The goal for our change management process is to find the right balance between expediency...

ITS CIO addresses inquiries from IT Town Hall

March 8, 2018

As a follow-up from the IT Town Hall meeting held on February 28, John Barden provided answers to inquires submitted during the meeting. In case you missed it, questions and answers can be found below.

1. If we’re already giving our best, is the excellence you ask for more than...

Web Accessibility Policy, site updates, and learning opportunities

March 8, 2018

The Web Accessibility Policy went into effect Thursday, March 1, and requires changes to University websites so they are accessible to people with disabilities. All university websites should include...

Proper electronic disposal at Yale

March 8, 2018

Universal waste—items such as computer equipment, fluorescent bulbs, and certain batteries—can release harmful materials to the environment if disposed of incorrectly, and should be recycled through the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). To schedule a pickup, you can fill...

Preserving digital data initiative

March 8, 2018

Digital preservationists at Yale University Library are building a shareable “emulation as a service” infrastructure to resurrect thousands of obsolete software programs and ensure that the information produced on them will be kept intact and made easily available for future access, study, and...