June 17, 2010

U Directory Available in U Google Apps

The university directory is now available in the U implementation of Google Apps. When you begin to type someone's name it will search your personal address book and the U directory. This should work anywhere you lookup individuals from your contact list in Google including GMail and GCal.

Google Calendar: It's Official

Google Calendar is now the official calendar of the Humphrey Institute. Resources, such as conference rooms within Humphrey Center, are also solely scheduled through Google Calendar. Other colleges are transitioning to Google over the summer, so inter-unit scheduling should become much easier in the near future. Humphrey ITS recommends blocking others from scheduling you through UMCal to avoid the confusion of managing two calendars.

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December 16, 2009

Login Changes

HHH-ITS will be removing the 'UMN.EDU' login option in the near future, instead you will choose 'AD' from the 'Log on to:' drop-down on the login screen.

This change is transparent and will have no effect on your computer's files or settings. Your computer will remain exactly the same as it was before the switch. You only need to make this switch once per computer. The computer will remember 'AD' for all future logins after you successfully login.

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August 28, 2009

UMSurvey: Survey Tool for the U

OIT has released a new service called UMSurvey based on the Open Source software LimeWire. This tool can be used by current students, staff, and faculty of the U to conduct surveys with internal and external recipients. The service is free and simply requires and x500 ID to create a survey. To get started using UMSurvey please visit The documentation for LimeWire can be found here