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October 12, 2021

October 1, 2021

CSAM logo

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

logo for BoxWe 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:

  • Individual Accounts: 50GB 

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

bConnected

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

July 29, 2021

Information updated on Aug. 11, 2021 to ensure students do not pay for any apps but intead follow instructions on the Adobe webpage for free access.

Dear students,

We are pleased to announce that student access to software previously covered by the Student Technology Fee (STF) will be funded for the 2021-22 academic year, as follows:

July 23, 2021

Hello One IT,

Google will be applying a Google Drive security update on September 13, 2021. They will directly email the owners of the files impacted by this update (some of you may be included) with more specifics. We expect approximately 1/3rd of our Google users to receive one of these messages. Unfortunately, Google has not given us the ability to get a list of the users who own the affected files.

July 20, 2021

IT Colleagues and Campus Partners,

As we prepare to ramp up technical support for instruction at the beginning of fall semester, we are implementing our customary IT change freeze on production changes for UC Berkeley systems. This freeze enables us to provide optimal IT service and systems performance for our campus and minimize potential disruptions during this peak period of activity when our services are in greater demand.

July 15, 2021

eduroam logoAs you return to campus, eduroam is now the primary Wi-Fi service for the best connection and access to the campus network. There are a few steps to follow, but once you have done this the first time, your device should automatically use eduroam whenever you are within an area where it is provided. 

July 14, 2021

Dear Colleagues, 

UC Berkeley remains an active target for ransomware attacks, especially due to our highly visible research activities. Everyday our systems detect dozens of attempted ransomware attacks directed at campus. Your devices and personnel are especially at risk from cyber-criminals looking to profit through ransomware. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of this threat, encourage you to review our ransomware resources, and to take advantage of our support and services. 

July 9, 2021