Information Technology Group

Microsoft Office 2010 News

Exploring Office 2010 has begun with several of the IT staff in the Information Technology Group and we are finding some new features, reacquainting ourselves with old friends, and getting ready to meet the needs of our customers when this application software finds its way into the administrative environments at the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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The has been migrated

The server has been successfully migrated to a centrally hosted server.  The sites are up and functional and end users should not notice any changes.  Students responsible for maintaining content on the server will need to use the new detailed instructions to access their files on the new server.

Office 2010 Cool Feature: Customize the Ribbon

Office 2010 Ribbon can be customized!

The new Office 2010 Suite has some cool new features and we'll look at some along the way as it becomes available to campus users.  Tech Republic points out the ability to customize the Ribbon is among one of the newest features.

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The server will be migrated on June 1, 2010 to a centrally hosted server. As part of our migration process, we have established a test server to verify performance of the sites in the new environment.  The student organization sites are available at:

We have copied the files to the new server and will re-synch the files during the day June 1st just before the changeover.  To facilitate this last synch, we will close access to the existing files for June 1st.  We have scheduled the migration to begin at 5 pm on June 1st, but due to the workings of the internet, traffic may continue to be directed to the old site for several hours until the change has propagated throughout.

Detailed instructions for accessing files on the new server will be posted here after the migration has completed.

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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