the previous 30 days' information technology related blog posts @ the Univeristy of Minnesota

Enhanced Support for the Upgrade

To support staff, faculty, and students through the PeopleSoft systems upgrade, we are developing easy-to-use Enhanced Support for existing structures and processes. So, the help contacts you use today are the same ones you will use after The Upgrade....

Active Directory File System Restructuring

ITSS will be working on a project this spring to replace our aging Active Directory file storage infrastructure. The current systems are already 5 years old and have reached the end of their effective support life....

Security Improvements for Local Email Server

In order to improve security, ITSS will be blocking access to an email server. Gmail users will not be affected....

Revisiting the Idea of a Patent Small Claims Court

Comi Sharif, Managing Editor In 2009, Robert P. Greenspoon explored the idea of adjusting the patent court system to improve efficiency for the adjudication of small-scale claims. His article, Is the United States Finally Ready for a Patent Small Claims...

Postmortem Privacy: What happens to online accounts after death?

Steven Groschen, MJLST Staff Member Facebook recently announced a new policy that grants users the option of appointing an executor of their account. This policy change means that an individual's Facebook account can continue to exist after the original creator...

Improve Accessibility: Think Before You Link

A link that only says "Click Here" or anything else that is very generic such as "follow this link" or "more information" is difficult for some people to use because there's no specific content in that link nor a...

WebEx Playground sessions

As many of you are aware, we will be leaving UMConnect behind soon and using WebEx as our webinar tool in Extension and throughout the university! The YD distance technology team is providing colleagues in the Center for Youth...

The Evolution of Wireless Networking at UMD

Campus wireless needs have changed over the years and ITSS continues to improve service....

Drupal Update - February 2015

The School of Fine Arts site has been launched. A list of who will go in next has been identified. Dreamweaver templates have been developed. A process for coordinating with external consultants is in place. And training is available....

Recent Developments Affecting the "Fracking" Industry

Neal Rasmussen, MJLST Staff Member In "Notes from Underground: Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale" from Volume 12, Issue 2 of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Joseph Dammel discussed the then current state of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking")...

Privacy in the Workplace and Wearable Technology

Jessica Ford, MJLST Staff Member Lisa M. Durham Taylor's article, The Times They Are a-Changin': Shifting Norms and Employee Privacy in the Technological Era, in Volume 15 Issue 2 of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology discusses employee...

Could Changes for NEPA be on the Horizon

Allison Kvien, MJLST Staff Member The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was one of the first broad, national environmental protection statutes ever written. NEPA's aim is to ensure that agencies give proper consideration to the environment prior to taking any...

Staff Update

We are pleased to announce that we have recently hired Rebecca (Becky) Nelson into an End User Support staff role. After joining ITSS in a temporary position last fall, Becky started full time with ITSS in January....

Web Accessibility Training

Here's your chance to learn Web accessibility with instructor-led online courses. The UMD Accessibility Task Force recommends that all UMD developers complete this training, which covers key areas of accessible Web development....

About Technar

Technar the Bloginator is an irascible little robot who hangs around the CEHD Academic Technology Services offices. He's always muttering to himself and surfing the net looking for technology related blog posts.

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This page presents the previous 30 days of blog posts he's found on the UMN Blog system related to information technologies.

 
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