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Innovations: Service Updates

By jservedio on December 1, 2017

Ahmad Khazaee and Jon Beers

The Engagement and Support Team is happy to share with you some exciting new system and service changes. Below are some highlights that we’ve been working on over the course of the summer.

Microsoft’s Live 365 available at no cost for students
– Students, faculty, and staff are now eligible to download and install Office Live 365 at no cost as long as you hold an active status as a student or are employed by the university. (No changes have been made to the Microsoft Home Use Program, which allows you to purchase Microsoft Office at a very low price and keep your software even if you happen to leave the university.)

Dropbox for Campus (in Pilot testing now)
– Dropbox is now available as an alternative for cloud file storage and collaboration.

Adobe Site License
– Colgate has finalized an agreement with Adobe to allow the use of their products without the need for department cost- sharing. Adobe products that qualify include InDesign, Photoshop, and PDF editing programs.

Computer Replacements
– ITS is making improvements to the equipment replacement process. As part of the replacement process, ITS will now meet with individuals prior to purchasing
hardware to ensure that equipment matches the specific needs of faculty and staff and is the best fit for you and the work you do each day.

Increased hours at the O’Connor Campus Center Computer Lab for students
– We’re open for business now each weekday two hours earlier at 8 a.m. This allows students (especially those living in first-and second-year residence halls) the ability to pop in and out to utilize the printers and computers that are available along with better minimum hardware specifications.

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