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SkyDrive Pro Available to Office 365 Users Starting Feb. 3

SkyDrive Pro, a cloud-based document library, will give Office 365 users a new way to store, access and share work-related files starting Feb. 3, 2014.

Office 365 offers 25 GB of storage for documents in SkyDrive Pro, in addition to the current 25 GB of mail storage. All content is private until the user decides otherwise.

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Redesign of Login Makes eCampus More Mobile-Friendly

The login for the online learning system eCampus is now easier to use on tablets and smart phones.

The Office of Information Technology has reconfigured the information and login site so the menu and login are positioned at the top. Users also now see Quicklinks before Announcements.

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Meet OIT's Newest Members

Ashley Mulligan rejoined the Office of Information Technology full-time on Jan. 6, 2014, as senior application developer and the only female Java developer on campus.

Ashley is a software developer for enterprise systems who focuses on the user experience in various web applications. As a consultant for IDMWORKS in Miami, Fla., Ashley has worked for Nike Inc. in Portland, Ore., Motorola in Chicago, Ill., and Blue Cross Blue Shield in New York. She has also worked for FedEx Corporate Services in Harrison, Ark., Kendall Kreative in Springfield, Mo., and interned at Illustrated Man in St. Louis, Mo.

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Network World Calls WVU White Space Transformation 'Wireless Bonanza'

This is what Network World magazine has to say about WVU’s newly expanded WiFi network: Better than TV! White spaces bring wireless bonanza to West Virginia.

Senior Editor John Cox describes how quickly and easily a student at a PRT station can connect her tablet to the Internet using a system that has converted unused television frequencies, or “white spaces,” into broadband service.

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Technology Support Center Reopens; All Equipment Protected from Water Leak

The Technology Support Center in Brooke Tower has resumed normal operations after a water leak last week.

Repair times will be longer than normal because the facility is still undergoing some cleanup and repairs. However, quick action by full-time staff at the center prevented any damage to student equipment that had been dropped off for repairs.

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Equipment Appears Unharmed Despite TSC Water Leak

An initial assessment of damage at the Technology Support Center in Brooke Tower suggests that equipment left for repairs was not harmed by a water leak late Thursday.

Employees are now conducting more detailed examinations of the equipment to verify that and to ensure that machines are returned to their owners in proper working order.

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MIX EMAIL BEING AFFECTED BY PROBLEMS AT GOOGLE

Google is investigating problems with Gmail that are affecting not only all Gmail users but also WVU students using MIX accounts.

Users will be able to log into their accounts and read email, but they will be unable to send. Google Chat is also down.

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Repair Coming This Weekend to Sporadic Problems with WiFi Access Downtown

The Office of Information Technology will be deploying a fix this weekend to the sporadic problems that users have experienced with wireless access on the downtown campus, primarily in residence halls. This repair will cause rolling outages between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.

Cisco has developed a solution for the problem, but about 500 wireless access points must be rebooted to implement it.

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Water Leak Closes Computer Service Center

A serious water leak late Thursday in Brooke Tower on the Evansdale campus has forced the Technology Support Center to close until further notice. The TSC repairs computers and provides other technological services to University students and employees.

Part of the ceiling in the center has collapsed. Staff with the Office of Information Technology are currently evaluating the extent of the damage.

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