Malware Protection Change

fireampTo protect computer workstations from malware (software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems), Sam Houston State University uses a security tool by SourceFire called FireAMP. The malware discovery and analysis platform identifies advanced malware threats, and provides data necessary to understand the scope of the threat and contain it.

Until recently, threats were stopped manually. Beginning January 20, 2017, FireAMP will automatically block suspicious activity and display a pop-up message.

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If you believe that a block is unwarranted, please contact the IT@Sam Service Desk at 936-294-HELP or servicedesk@shsu.edu and we will explore the threat further.

For questions, or to report issues, please contact IT@Sam Service Desk.

CHSS 130 Computer Lab Closed

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, room 130, computer lab will be closed due to flooding and clean up efforts. If you normally use this lab, we encourage you to instead use the Newton Gresham Library, room 200, or the White Hall, room 120, labs. We expect that CHSS 130 will reopen by the end of the day on Friday, October 28.

Banner Finance Unavailable 9/14/16

On Wednesday, September 14, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and concluding at 8:00 p.m., Banner Finance (INB Finance and Self Service Finance) will be unavailable for the final round of fiscal year-end roll processing. 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 September 14, 2016.

SHSU Now a Speedtest Host

Have you felt that your Internet connection was a bit sluggish when on campus? If so, you can now use the SHSU hosted speedtest.net service. When on campus you are automatically directed to the SHSU host server by default.  This service will run a quick test and report your upload and download speeds back to you.

For comparison here are the fastest service providers in Texas: http://www.speedtest.net/awards/us/texas. In general cable consumers  see around 50 Mbps tops. If you’re getting better than that you are doing better than most.

Download Microsoft Office 2016 for Free

Yes, you read that right! Where and how?! Is this for students only?!

Great questions! All current Sam Houston State University students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of this resource.

First, go to: http://login.microsoftonline.com,

Then, type in your SHSU email and hit enter. You’ll be redirected to another login page where you can log in with your SHSU email and password.

You now have access to the benefits of Office 365! You can now download a copy of Microsoft Office 2016, access online versions of Office 2016 from any browser anywhere, and 1 terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage.

Feel free to contact us at the Service Desk with any questions at 936-294-1950 or servicedesk@shsu.edu.