News

November 8, 2021

To our One IT community,

Many IT facilities and services will be closed or operating on modified schedules during the week of Thanksgiving from Monday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Most offices will be closed and services will not be available unless otherwise noted below. 

November 4, 2021

Colleagues,

During our recent all-staff meeting, I talked about the powerful work our Action Team has been doing including putting together this acknowledgment with information for our community to consider as we move further into November and fall holidays:

November 3, 2021

Dear Colleagues, 

I’m very excited to announce that Wes Johnson will be joining UC Berkeley as our Executive Director of Campus IT Experience! The search committee was pleased to have an incredibly strong pool of candidates that brought a diverse set of experiences and skills from similar portfolio functions as well as those who would bring expertise of service-focused organizations.

November 1, 2021

October 27, 2021

Dear Berkeley IT colleagues,

As we continue to look for ways to support you through these challenging times, in conversation with VCA as well as other campus units, the Berkeley IT (BIT) leadership team has decided to designate the first three days of the Thanksgiving week (Nov. 22-24), as well as the first week of 2022 (Jan. 3-7), as "soft" curtailment days. This means that, while not required, you are invited and encouraged (work permitting) to take this time off. 

October 25, 2021

Updated on Nov. 8, 2021, to clarify this message is specific to laptops, desktops, and tablets, not iPhones.

To our campus community,

October 12, 2021

October 1, 2021

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Dear Campus Community,

This October UC Berkeley celebrates Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CAM) by joining other University of California locations in highlighting the importance of cybersecurity and offering guidance on protecting your data and devices. This year's theme is Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. 

September 30, 2021

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Updated on Oct. 28, 2021.

We want to share two key changes taking place on Oct. 27, 2021. 

Box Storage Limitations (Quotas) 

Starting Oct. 27, 2021, the following quotas will apply to Box accounts created before July 2020:

September 23, 2021

UC IT Blog

photo of President DrakeUC President Michael V. Drake was the featured speaker in last week’s UC IT Town Hall. Over 700 people joined remotely from across the UC system.

UC Davis CIO Viji Murali and UC CIO Van Williams moderated the event.

September 21, 2021

Zoom has released updates to its desktop and mobile apps that address several issues that some people may have experienced lately, including slow or dropped connections. There are also a number of new and enhanced features for meetings, webinars, and chat. 

Release notes:

September 15, 2021

Status on Wi-Fi as of Oct. 4 - We recognize that the ongoing issues with our Wi-Fi network are having a negative impact on instruction and learning, and have been working hard to resolve them as quickly as possible. The Wi-Fi issues have a number of underlying causes, making resolving the problem complex. 

Visit System Status for the latest updates

September 9, 2021

September 2, 2021

To our campus community,

August 30, 2021

Message updated to include additional locations impacted.

To our campus community,

August 20, 2021

students working at computerDrop-in technical support is now available, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for faculty and staff in Dwinelle Hall, Room 128, across from the Academic Innovation Studio.

August 12, 2021

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Zoom users can now add pronouns to their profile and choose when to share them during meetings and webinars. Learn more about adding and sharing your pronouns.

August 11, 2021

Colleagues,

A huge shout out and kudos to members of our One IT family who are recipients of this year’s Sautter Award! They are part of the 10 teams from across the University of California who won awards for technology innovations. The awards, presented yesterday at the annual UC Tech Conference, are for the following projects:

August 10, 2021

A recent update to Google Calendar helps meeting attendees inform organizers and other guests how they plan to attend the meeting: virtually or in a meeting room. The new RSVP options will help teams that work in hybrid modes determine the best medium for each meeting, while taking into account internal guidance from their respective departments. Learn how to respond to event invitations using these new options

August 4, 2021