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Niihka will experience a service outage on Saturday, December 20 between 10:00 and 11:30 pm. The outage is required so technicians can increase the memory on all Niihka servers.

MyCard will experience a brief service disruption on Saturday morning, November 29, between 8:00 and 10:00 am to move its location on Miami servers. The move is in support of standardizing and streamlining its underlying infrastructure.

With the end of the semester looming on the horizon, IT Services reminds faculty about several new and updated services.

IT Services would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We would also like to remind students and employees to power down over the long weekend. This includes unplugging computers, printers and other office equipment before you leave.

Last week IT Services announced that the Yosemite operating system (OS X 10.10) was dropping wireless connections for some users. On Monday, November 17, Apple released update 10.10.1. After testing this update, IT Services has confirmed that it resolves most or all of these wireless issues. It is recommended that users who have been experiencing dropped connections or slow page loads should install this update at their earliest convenience.

MyCard will experience a service disruption on Wednesday morning, November 19, between 6:00 and 8:00 am to move its location on Miami servers. The move is in support of standardizing and streamlining its underlying infrastructure.

IT Services has completed the upgrade to several modules within Banner and BannerWeb. The services have been successfully and tested and approved by various University offices, and are up and running again.

Banner and BannerWeb will be unavailable from 5:00 pm on Friday, November 14, until Sunday night, November 16. During this time, IT Services will upgrade several Banner and BannerWeb modules to the most recent version. The upgrade will keep Miami's Banner system in compliance with regulatory changes, implement new features, and keep Miami on a supported version of this important software product.

In a few days, IT Services will be sending out its annual TechQual+ survey, which covers the quality and effectiveness of the technology services at Miami University. This short survey will be sent to a small number of randomly selected individuals. IT Services encourages individuals who receive the survey to respond because these responses provide IT Services with vital information regarding the improvement of technology services that Miami University students, faculty and staff depend on everyday.

Miami recently began partnering with an Internet service called eduroam (education roaming). Eduroam is a secure roaming access service available in nearly 70 countries and territories developed for the international research and education community. Eduroam allows Miami students, faculty, researchers and staff to obtain Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop or selecting the network ID (eduroam) on their mobile device.

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