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Quick Tutorials for Windows 7 and Office 2010

Many of you have been upgraded to Windows 7 and Office 2010 recently and some have asked about tutorials.

Here are a few quick tutorials that cover the basics

Office 2010 -

Windows 7 -

Getting Around the Desktop -

Personalizing your PC -

Finding your files -


UT Data Center Move

Many of UT's central information systems will be moving to the new Data Center over winter break.  During the week of 12/27, many of the services will be down for an extended period of time.

Email and mainframe systems should not go down, but web and file services will.  More information on the specific outage times will be coming soon.

You can also check and for periodic updates.

License and Distribution Downtime - 10-14-2010

The Mathematica license server will be down from 9:30-10 pm on 10/14/2010. 

The Labview license and distribution server will be down from 7-7:30 am on 10/15/2010.

During this time, connected licenses to Labview will switch to evaluation mode and offer the Labview Development and Application Builder modules.  Also, new downloads of the products will be unavailable.

This downtime is to migrate these systems to a newer hardware environment.  If you have any questions, please contact Joe Howe - Issue RESOLVED

Update 10:40 am, with help from ITS networking, the issue affecting has been RESOLVED.  All sites should be responding properly at this time.

Update 10:20 am, we are working on resolving some networking issues related to the server migration this weekend. We hope to have the issue resolved shortly.

Update 9:50 am, sites are still down. We will update when the issue is resolved.

At this time all sites on the server are currently down (this includes the login page for RAMSHORNlink Student Login) We are investigating the issue with the server and will update this post when the issue has been resolved.

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Setting up VPN

Many of our services require the use of VPN. Instructions for setting up VPN are available on the ITG Wiki