UTech News

QuikPay Unavailable Monday Morning

Due to scheduled maintenance, QuikPay will be unavailable on Monday, January 27 from 1:15 a.m. until 4:15 a.m. Campus community users will be unable to to view student financial information, view account balances, or make payments during this time.

Reservation System Undergoing Maintenance Tonight

Due to scheduled maintenance, EMS Spartan Reservation System will be unavailable on Wednesday, January 22 from 8:00 p.m. until Thursday, January 23 at 2:00 a.m. Campus community users will be unable to view or book a room or workspace during this time.

FIN Maintenance Occurring Sunday Morning

Due to scheduled maintenance, PeopleSoft Financials (FIN) will be unavailable on Sunday, January 12 from 3:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

Wireless Network Maintenance Occurring Friday Morning

A system update for a component of the campus wireless networks will take place on Friday, January 10 from 3:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. Campus community users may experience intermittent wireless network outage with CaseWireless, CaseGuest, CaseGaming, and Eduroam during this time.

Intermittent Issues with Wireless Possible Tonight

A hardware replacement for the campus Wireless system will take place on Wednesday, January 8 from 3:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. Campus community users may experience intermittent wireless network outage with CaseGuest, CaseWireless, CaseGaming, and Eduroam during this time.

TurnItIn and iThenticate Maintenance Occurring Saturday

Due to scheduled maintenance, TurnItIn and iThenticate will be unavailable on Saturday, January 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Campus community users will be unable to submit or grade entries during this time.

SIS Maintenance Occurring Sunday Morning

Due to scheduled maintenance, PeopleSoft Student Information System (SIS) will be unavailable on Sunday, January 5 from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

CaseOneCard System Maintenance Occurring December 28-29

Due to scheduled maintenance, BlackBoard Transact will be unavailable starting Saturday, December 28 at 9 a.m. through Sunday, December 29 at 11:55 p.m.

HCM Maintenance Occurring December 27

Due to scheduled maintenance, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) will be unavailable on Friday, December 27 from 12 a.m. to 9 a.m. Campus community users will be unable to approve time, update time or view pay details as well as other functionality within HCM during this time.

Microsoft is Ending Support for Windows 7 in January

Microsoft will no longer provide security and functional operating patches for the Windows 7 operating system as of January 14, 2020. As a result, Case Western Reserve will discontinue its support for Windows 7 on the same day.

Wolfram Programming Lab Available on Software Center

The UTech Software Center has added Wolfram Programming Lab to its list of titles. This online subscription is available to all students, faculty, and staff at no cost.

Message From Adobe To Users Explained

A message from Adobe was sent to users of Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat Pro that their licenses will be expiring at the end of November 2019.

Reminder: Update Your VPN To FortiClient

As a reminder, Case Western Reserve University is in the process of transitioning from Cisco AnyConnect, our existing Virtual Private Network (VPN), to Fortinet FortiClient.

Upgraded MATLAB Now Available on Software Center

MATLAB has been upgraded to MATLAB 2019b for faculty and staff and MATLAB 2019b TSH for students in the [U]Tech Software Center. It is now available at no cost to all students, faculty, and staff, and is available for Windows and Mac systems only.

Origin 2019b Software Now Available for Download

Origin was upgraded to Origin 2019b in the [U]Tech Software Center and is available at no cost to all students, faculty and staff. It's available for the Windows operating system only. Origin is a data analysis and graphing software application used worldwide.

Duo Voice Prompt Update

An update of Duo, our multi-factor login tool, recently took place that changes the voice prompts of the "Call Me" feature in Duo. Previously, users would be able to press any key to authenticate.

Update Your VPN Software to Fortinet

Whenever connecting to the university network from a public network, CWRU community members should use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) for security and encryption.

LinkedIn Learning Account Registration

The CWRU portal to Lynda.com will be unavailable during its transition to LinkedIn Learning on Thursday, August 8.

Lynda.com Transitioning to LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com, the video training site, was purchased by the social media company LinkedIn.

Dell Flash Sale this Monday

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Monday June 10 Dell is having a 12-hour sale. Over 20% savings sitewide when using the coupon code SAVE15 with the instant 10% off.

Patching for Microsoft Worm Vulnerability

Microsoft has released security updates to prevent a vulnerability to computer worms in some older operating systems, both server and desktop versions.

Avoid Gift Card Scam Emails

There has been an increase in emailed scam attempts received by members of the university community. The type received most often has been a gift card scam. Such scams appear to come from a department chair or other high-ranking employee asking the recipient to purchase multiple gift cards.

Dell Memorial Day Sale From May 20-24

To celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day, Dell deals will unlock early for Case Western Reserve University starting May 20- May 24!

A few of the best offers include:

[U]Tech and UCITE Event on May 6

Are you curious about what it takes to design, develop and teach an online course?

Phone Spoofing of CWRU Numbers Rising

There has been an increased occurrence of campus phone numbers receiving spam or solicitation calls that appear to originate from other CWRU numbers (starting with the 368 prefix).

The Importance Of Keeping Your Technology Updated

According to the "Avast PC Trends Report 2019", over half of all computers used worldwide are running out- of- date software. In the last year, the average PC is 6 years old, up from 5.5 years old in 2017.

Service Desk Emails Redesign

On Thursday, February 14, the look of emails generated by the incident ticketing system of the [U]Tech Service Desk will change.

Phishing Attempt - Please be alert!

The Information Security Office (ISO) wants to alert CWRU community members of a scam email that

Learn How to Safely Shop Online

Are you doing everything you can to ensure you're shopping online safely? An article from Krebs on Security outlines the best practices everyone should follow this holiday season and beyond.

Box Updates Now Available

There are two updates to Box, the secure data storage service, for CWRU users:

Google Hangouts Chat To Be Enabled

On Wednesday, October 24, Google Hangouts Chat will be enabled for the CWRU community in G Suite. Google Hangouts Chat is a messaging platform that makes it easy for teams to get their work done in one place.

LabVIEW 2018 Now Available on Software Center

The [U]Tech Software Center has upgraded to LabVIEW 2018. It is available at no additional cost for students, faculty and staff.

To download:

Four Software Titles on Software Center Receive Upgrades

There are four updates to the [U]Tech Software Center.

IBM SPSS Statistics: Upgrade to version 25

The new annual license for SPSS 25 Premium Campus Edition will expire 7/31/2019, and is now available for the following products/groups:

Updates to the Software Center

There are two updates to the [U]Tech Software Center:

Security Defenses Start at Home

US-CERT recently issued an alert (https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-074A) about the targeting of vulnerable network routers by the Russian government.