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January 13, 2020

New Tech For a New Year

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing winter break. As we settle in to 2020, here's some Computing Services news you can use to make the most of resources available to you at CMU.

  • Classrooms in Baker, CFA, Doherty, Hall of Arts, Porter, Posner and Wean all benefited from the installation of a new wireless presentation solution, Solstice Pod, over Winter Break. The Posner Auditorium, as well as several rooms in Baker Hall also received physical upgrades.
  • Hacked Escape Room kicks off this month. Do you have what it takes to crack the password? Register now to reserve your spot.
  • PhishAlarm will be coming for Andrew G Suite accounts this February. Get ready to take control of your inbox and help us identify active phishing attacks!

  • Google keeps amping up their productivity tools. Did you know there are dozens available to you at no cost? Create a poll for meeting times or take notes like a pro. Check out our favorites.
  • Snag a new device over the holidays? Don’t forget to secure your device, activate (or register) 2fa, and connect to CMU-SECURE, the preferred wireless network on campus to kick off a productive 2020.
  • The Help Center Sunday Support pilot was a success and Sunday hours will be offered moving forward. You can now reach our staff when you need them the most.
  • Make safe computing a priority and start off the new year with a Cyber Security checkup! Secure your accounts, devices and data, and take control of your online safety. 

  • Think before you click. When requested, Carnegie Mellon is legally required to stop unauthorized downloading and/or distribution of copyrighted materials. Learn more about digital copyright and DMCA.

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