Changes coming to CSUMB's WiFi network on Wednesday, June 25

On Wednesday, June 25, users will notice a few small changes to CSUMB's wireless network:

Internet Explorer vulnerability patch coming to CSUMB computers

On April 26, 2014, Microsoft posted a Security Advisory about a "zero day" vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could be used to remotely execute code on your computer.

On May, 2014, Microsoft released a Security Update for Internet Explorer to resolve this vulnerability. 

Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) available to CSUMB Students, Staff and Faculty

A one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is available at not cost to CSUMB students, staff and faculty. 

To obtain Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) software, please follow these steps:

1) Obtain an Adobe redemption code from the Monterey Bay Academic Software Center. It's important for you to save your redemption code because it will only be available in the Software Center for 31-days.

Microsoft software for CSUMB Staff and Faculty

For a small fee, the following Microsoft titles are available through a work-at-home license (WAH) program for all CSUMB Staff and Faculty (list subject to change):

MLC 156 moving to Windows hardware/software

Over the summer, the dual-boot Mac hardware in MLC 156 will be upgraded/replaced with new Windows hardware running Windows 7.  

No hardware changes will be made to the MLC 110 Mac lab.

Coffee + Lab Computer = Dead Lab Computer

Technology and liquids don't mix. We lost a computer in 53S-119 when someone set their coffee on the computer and then knocked it over, filling the inside of the computer with a coffee-cream mixture. This was an expensive mistake that not only ruined a good computer, but also left a computer lab one computer short until it was replaced. 

When using CSUMB computer labs, please do not set drinks or other liquids on or near the computer.

Lab Software Review (LSR) Deadline is April 13

Lab Software Review (LSR)

The Lab Software Review is a joint process sponsored by Technology Support Services in cooperation with the Faculty Senate Technology Committee and the Center for Academic Technologies (CAT). The purpose of the review is to establish software content for academic computing labs at CSUMB.

The Fall 2014 Review is a major update to software standards established in previous lab loadsets.

Lab Software Review Schedule:

Windows XP End of Life Deadline is March 31, 2014

Microsoft has announced that support for Windows XP ends April 8th, 2014. Running Windows XP after support ends would expose CSUMB to security risks and viruses because Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates to protect your PC.

Information Technology closed on all University holidays

IT will be closed the following days during the months of November, December and January:

  • November 28 ~ Thanksgiving Holiday ~ Campus closed

  • November 29 ~ Limited service day ~ Offices closed

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks not supported on CSUMB computers

The recently released Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks should not be installed on any IT managed computer. We have just started testing it and are checking compatibility with our existing software titles and management tools. If you update a machine before we are done testing, it will need to be re-imaged.