IT Update News from 11/2018

ITS Help Desk shows thanks, celebrates with colleagues

November 29, 2018

The ITS Help Desk team (along with some friends from other areas) celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a friendly gathering on the Wednesday afternoon before break in pot-luck style! Individuals brought the expected party staples including cheese and crackers, chips, dip, stuffed breads,...

Important Change Advisory Board (CAB) news

November 29, 2018

The Change Advisory Board (CAB) meeting on Wednesday, December 19 will cover all changes scheduled through January 8, 2018.

Make sure to have changes approved by your manager by noon on Monday, December 17 to have your change reviewed this week.

Health Hackathon - Apply, innovate, win prizes!

November 29, 2018

As innovation in technology becomes more prevalent in healthcare, The...

Sustainability: Actions for individuals

November 29, 2018
Yale has made remarkable progress reducing server energy use, working with sustainable vendors, and streamlining on-campus IT systems. Individual behaviors also have a huge impact on our overall sustainability success. You can personally influence and directly support Yale’s Climate Action ambition...

Possible action required - Windows Server 2008/R2

November 29, 2018

Summary

Windows Server 2008/R2 will no longer be supported by Microsoft after January 14, 2020. Devices running Windows 2008/R2 will no longer meet the security requirements found in Yale Policy 1610.5 and will not be provided with IT support absent an approved policy...

Blood drive at 25 (Science Park) - December 3

November 28, 2018
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Your donation will save up to three lives. The Red Cross is running a Blood...

Toys for Tots - Annual Toy Drive

November 21, 2018

The Annual Toys for Tots Drive sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve and the Yale Veterans Network is currently under way and will continue until Friday, December 14.

With the holiday season approaching we have the opportunity to serve in many ways to help those less fortunate than...

Planned network outages - various locations Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2018

November 21, 2018

*** Note: This article was updated on November 28 with additional information ***

Summary

Yale ITS will continue network maintenance affecting campus network and phone connections from Nov. 29 - December 4. Work performed on Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4,...

Legacy DNS being decomissioned December 12, 2018

November 15, 2018

In preparation for upcoming Domain Name Service (DNS) architecture changes, a legacy DNS responder for 130.132.89.9 will be decommissioned on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

As most devices are configured with additional DNS entries, these devices should not be impacted by the change. Any...

Office 365 email configuration change to improve protection

November 15, 2018

ITS implemented a change to Yale’s Office 365 email configuration at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. This change should result in less spam and unwanted emails in your inbox. Individuals using Office 365 email are encouraged to review the junk or spam folder periodically. If...

Yale Degree Audit (DegreeWorks) technology upgrade

November 15, 2018

Yale Degree Audit is a student application suite that tracks a student’s progress towards graduation. Using data exported from the Banner student information system, it compares a student’s coursework to the prescribed requirements for a degree and tracks progress toward the completion of those...

TagIT winners

November 15, 2018

The creators of the winning poster and video supporting our new repository for operational and project documentation each received an Amazon Echo Spot. Uchenna Ogbejesi and Apriel Biggs-Coker jointly submitted the...

Banner student integration for Yale's Office of Career Strategy

November 15, 2018

Yale’s Office of Career Strategy (OCS) maintains student data through Yale Career Link, a career management system, powered by Symplicity. Through Yale Career Link, students in Yale College, GSAS, and postdoctoral scholars apply for internships and postgraduate jobs, connect with alumni and...

Spinup Self-Service portal now approved for sensitive data

November 15, 2018

Cloud computing is especially useful for deploying small to large computing environments quickly (minutes) for use on an array of computing problems. Last Year, Yale ITS developed a Spinup Self-Service portal, which allowed faculty, staff, and graduate students an easy, user friendly, interface...

Updated hyperlink for telephone repair request form

November 14, 2018

The hyperlink (URL) for the Telephone Repair Request form is changing. Please visit the Desk Phone on Campus service page if previously saved bookmarks or favorites for the Telephone...

Update on Schwarzman Center (Commons) network move

November 14, 2018

Recently, ITS has begun relocating network equipment at the Schwarzman Center that ties most of the central campus buildings together. This equipment includes central campus wifi as well as Public Safety and Facilities internal networks. The work will continue over the next few months. The...

Next Generation Network, securing Yale's connectivity

November 14, 2018

Next Generation Network (NGN) will create the foundation for the future of computing at Yale by significantly increasing network resiliency, speed, and nimbleness adapting to new requirements. NGN builds a rich security model into this foundation, suitable for the openness required by a research...

Data Governance at Yale

November 1, 2018

Provost Ben Polak has convened a new Data Governance Committee (DGC), co-chaired by Tim Pavlis, the Associate Vice President, Strategic Analysis and Institutional Research, and Chief Information Officer John Barden, to introduce a common set of data management policies, practices, and artifacts...

Advising / Student Profile

November 1, 2018

Banner 9 Student Advising is Ellucian’s baseline module designed to support advisors. It was implemented on-premise five years ago and was intially rolled out to a limited number of advisors who did not already have an existing application to support them. While the long-term plan has...

Updated Telephone Sets & Lines request form

November 1, 2018

The Telephone Sets & Lines request form was revised with the intention of better clarity for both requestors and with regard to the Chart of Accounts (COA) functionality.

The Telephone Request types have been updated: Formerly - Add; now - Add a new line Formerly - Change; now - Change...