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October 24, 2011

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Windows Office 2010 patch update Tuesday morning: logout Monday evening.

Windows Office 2010 SP1 will be installed early Tuesday morning starting at about 2AM. Make sure you have exited from all Office programs when you leave Monday evening. It's a large update and will cause a reboot, so logging out would be best. In most cases, the update already has downloaded and is just waiting for Tuesday morning.

Macintosh web browser security issue

The Safari web browser contains a feature which causes all files considered "safe" to be automatically opened once they have finished downloading. You must DISABLE this feature. Unfortunately, some viruses and other malware programs are classified "safe". For instructions on how to disable the auto-run feature, see http://browsers.about.com/od/safar1/ht/safarisafefiles.htm

No-Fee Office Workshops

In addition to the free Web-based courses available at http://www.cit.cornell.edu/training/skillsoft.cfm CIT offers No-Fee Office productivity workshops, but you must enroll before you can attend one of them. The full no-fee class schedule is available at http://cornell.veplan.net/article.aspx?&a=3612 See the URLs of the following workshops for more information, including enrolling. Unfortunately, the date of the Outlook 2010 class has already passed. Hopefully they'll have another one soon.
Title URL DateSorted ascending Location
Outlook 2011 Email Getting Started http://cornell.veplan.net/Education/course.aspx?sched=1&c=8057 Dec. 9 10:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. B04 CCC Bldg
Outlook 2011 Calendar Getting Started http://cornell.veplan.net/Education/course.aspx?sched=1&c=8058 Dec. 9 1:00 p.m. - 3:00p.m. B04 CCC Bldg
Word 2010 New Features http://cornell.veplan.net/Education/course.aspx?sched=1&c=8045 Nov. 10 1:00 p.m. - 3:00p.m. 120 Maple Ave., Training Room 150
Excel 2010 New Features http://cornell.veplan.net/Education/course.aspx?sched=1&c=8046 Nov. 15 10:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. 120 Maple Ave., Training Room 150
Powerpoint 2010 New Features http://cornell.veplan.net/Education/course.aspx?sched=1&c=8048 Nov. 15 1:00 p.m. - 3:00p.m. 120 Maple Ave., Training Room 150

The complete class schedule, including courses provided for a fee, is available at http://cornell.veplan.net/Education/catalog.aspx?c=629

File systems moved off of cesr34, cesr38, and cesr66

Access to /cdat/cesr34/disk1, /cdat/cesr38/disk1, /cdat/cesr38/disk2, and /cdat/cesr66/disk1 is being disabled. The contents of these files systems has been moved to /nfs/acc/temp/cesr34/disk1, /nfs/acc/temp/cesr38/disk1, /nfs/acc/temp/cesr38/disk2, and /nfs/acc/temp/cesr66/disk1.

Owners of top-level directories on affected file systems have been notified separately.

LEPP Windows Computers Update to Firefox, Adobe Flash and Java -- October 25, 2011

This update will start at 4:30 PM tomorrow, Tuesday, and should finish by 8PM. Note: Firefox will close with no warning when the update starts.



General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.


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Topic revision: r9 - 24 Oct 2011, JamesPulver
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