Windows 10 upgrade coming soon

As you may have seen in the latest IT@Sam Newsletter, Windows workstations are scheduled for upgrade to Windows 10. This upgrade will begin after the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester and should complete by the start of the Fall 2017 semester.

The look and feel for Windows 10 will be different, but most windows-10-logo-46fa00b9a1-seeklogo_comfunctionality will already be familiar to you. In addition to the change in the look and feel, there will be improvements including enhanced security, a new web browser, faster login times, and less disruptive future upgrades. Additional information and a timeline of updates will be included in upcoming IT@Sam Newsletters as well as online at www.shsu.edu/windows10.

Please take this upgrade into consideration as you and your department(s) make book adoptions and software requests for the next academic year.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Service Desk (ServiceDesk@shsu.edu or 936.294.1950).

System maintenance, updates happening this weekend

Welcome back Kats! We hope you are adjusting well as a new academic year begins. IT@Sam is working to help with a smooth start as we support you with your campus technology needs.

This weekend and next week, keep these few updates and system updates in mind if you plan to be on campus around these times. We want to keep you informed of possible service downtimes and upgrades so that you can make the most of technology resources offered to you.

Annual 2014 to 2015 Fiscal Year Rollover for Finance – Phase 1

On Friday, August 29, Banner Finance (INB Finance and Self Service Finance) will shut down at 5:00 p.m. to run the first round (of two) Fiscal Year-End roll processes. We estimate the system will be unavailable for 3 hours. Normal operations will resume upon completion of these processes. Please remember to sign off and shut down all your Banner Finance Sessions before 5:00 p.m. on August 29. The second round of Fiscal Year-End roll processes will occur Friday, September 12. If you have any questions, contact the Controller’s office in the CHSS building at 936-294-3387.

System Maintenance for TouchNet and FlexReg

On Monday, September 1, from 6 – 7pm, maintenance will be performed that will cause a short service interruption for TouchNet and FlexReg.

Deploy Firefox 31.0 (Windows)

On Friday, September 5, from 9 – 9:30 pm, IT@Sam will deploy Firefox 31.0 update to all PCs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact IT@Sam Service Desk by phone: (936) 294-1950 (Students), (936) 294-HELP (Faculty/Staff), email: servicedesk@shsu.edu, or live support: support.shsu.edu. And, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook (SHSU Service Desk) for up-to-date information.

Systems Maintenance & Software Updates

Blackboard Maintenance
June 16, 1:00 am – June 16, 3:00 am
On Monday, June 16 from 1:00 am – 3:00 am Central time, Blackboard will be available intermittently while maintenance is performed on the system.  If you need further assistance with this, contact the Blackboard Support Desk at 936.294.2780/blackboard@shsu.edu. 

 

SHSU Main Website Update
June 12, 6:00 pm – June 12, 8:00 pm
On 06/12/2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, emergency maintenance on the SHSU Main Website will take place to address back-end issues. At the beginning of this maintenance, there will be a brief outage of all web pages until the caching system detects the website maintenance. During the maintenance, some pages may be unavailable due to not being cached (i.e. pages not recently requested). Additionally, any website authoring performed through the DotCMS system will be unavailable.

Shockwave Player 12.1.1.151
June 13, 9:00 pm – June 13, 9:30 pm

A new version of Shockwave Player will be deployed to all managed Windows 7 computers.

System Maintenance & Software Updates

MySam – Finance
June 6, 5:00 pm – June 6, 7:00 pm
The Banner Finance module will be unable to conduct data processing.  This will affect the ability to access both the INB and Self-Service Finance modules.  Please remember to sign off all Banner Finance sessions before this time.

 

Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.214
June 6, 9:00 pm – June 6, 9:30 pm
A security update will be applied to Flash Player on all managed Windows 7 computers.

 

Shockwave Player 12.1.1.151
June 6, 9:00 pm – June 6, 9:30 pm
A new version of Shockwave Player will be deployed to all managed Windows 7 computers.

System Maintenance & Software Updates

Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77 
April 4, 9:00 pm – April 4, 9:30 pm

A new version of Adobe Flash Player will be deployed to Windows computers.

 

Touchnet Upgrade
April 4, 4:00 am – April 4, 9:00 am
An upgrade to Touchnet from version 6 to 6.5 is being performed.  This will affect the ability to process payments for the following:  Continuing Education FlexReg payments, Marketplace, T2 (Parking Garage), StarRez (Housing Payments), Admissions Fee payments, Tuition/Fees payment and Transcript Request payments.

 

MySam – Finance 
April 4, 5:00 pm – April 4, 7:00 pm
The Banner Finance module will be unable to conduct data processing.  This will affect the ability to access both the INB and Self-Service Finance modules.