Windows 10 upgrade

ITS, the campus IT group, has released the Windows 10 desktop operating system software. Windows 10 is very similar to Windows 8 but adds back the Start Menu, which was removed by Microsoft after Windows 7. ICT will begin upgrading the public computers and computer labs in the Maxwell School to Windows 10 between Monday, December 21st and Tuesday December 22nd. ICT will make computers available for students who need them while their area is being upgraded. The registrar classrooms will remain untouched until Learning Environments begins upgrading the classrooms on campus to Windows 10 sometime next year.

While the formal migration to Windows 10 for Maxwell faculty and staff will begin after the spring semester, anyone who wishes to have their computer upgraded earlier can do so by emailing and we will set up a time starting in January. Upgrading to Windows 10 is an easy process and training will be provided.

December 2015 Newsletter

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  • Deployment of Windows 10; Office 2016; Green Days and remote desktop users; Accessibility training continues
  • Faculty Focus: Christopher R. DeCorse
  • Emerging Technology: Windows 10
  • Ektron Update: reCaptcha
  • Student Focus: Adam Gendler
  • The Global Collaboratory
  • Reboot Your Computer!
  • Staff Holiday Traditions
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August 2015 Newsletter

  • Hand holding a, Fast Forward Syracuse, Accessibility
  • Cincopa
  • Maxwell Staff Focus: Christina Leigh Deitz
  • Student Focus: Nikeeta Raveendra Menon
  • Emerging Technology: Drones
  • The Global Collaboratory: Video Conferencing
  • Tips and Tricks: The Excel 2013 Watch Window
  • ICT Family Follow-up
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Easy Photo Galleries

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Early in 2015 ICT learned that SlideShowPro, the slide show tool we had been providing to the Maxwell community, was being discontinued and eventually shut down.  We’re happy to say we’ve found a very good replacement for SlideShowPro and we believe it’s a better, more flexible tool for managing and presenting photos in our web sites. Continue Reading

April 2015 Newsletter


  •, Windows 10, and Accessibility
  • 20 Advances in Technology
  • Qualtrics Survey Collaboration
  • Faculty Focus: Colin Elman
  • The Global Collaboratory: Event Support
  • Practical Technology: Home Wi-Fi
  • Tips and Tricks: Tips from previous newsletters
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December 2014 ICT Newsletter

  • Printers and Copiers Fast Forward Initiative
  • Accessibility
  • Staff Focus: Maxwell Memories
  • Ektron Update: Image Editing Tools
  • Student Focus: Melissa Clawges
  • Faculty Focus: Guido Pezzarossi
  • Emerging Technology: Smart Watches
  • The Global Collaboratory: Maxwell 90th Anniversary Events
  • Tips and Tricks: Add Your Photo to Outgoing Email Messages
  • Fun Stuff: ICT Holiday presents

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Annual SU NetID password change

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Starting November 3, anyone with a SU NetID password will be required to change their password at least once a year. Information Technology and Services (ITS)—in collaboration with University leadership, key campus constituent relationship managers, and the IT directors of the schools, colleges and departments—developed and will implement new measures to notify all SU NetID password holders when their passwords will expire, and, after several advance notifications, to disable accounts with expired passwords. Continue Reading

SU Students can now get Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

Microsoft Office 365It’s official!

As a benefit of Syracuse University’s campus agreement with Microsoft, current SU students can get Office 365 ProPlus, FREE!

Under Microsoft’s Student Advantage program, students can use their SUmail student email accounts to download and install Office 365 ProPlus applications (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on up to five computers (PC and Mac) and five mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, Windows Phone).

Faculty and staff are not eligible for this offer, unless they are current students.

Please visit the SU Answers Office 365 web site for complete details and instructions.


August 2014 ICT Newsletter

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  • Accessibility
  • Using Headings on Your Web Pages
  • Faculty Focus: Douglas A. Wolf
  • Emerging Technology: Geeky Fitness
  • The Global Collaboratory: Event Support
  • Tips and Tricks: Excel Drop-Down Lists
  • Staff Focus: Summer Memories
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