‘Core Services’ Category

Adobe Flash End of Life

Adobe announced that as of December 31, 2020, Adobe Flash should be considered to have reached its end of life. This means Adobe Flash will no longer receive security updates or patches from its parent company. Due to the high security risks associated with the continued use of this application, Adobe Flash will no longer […]

Adobe Flash end of life

Adobe has announced that Adobe Flash will be end of life December 31, 2020.  After this date, Adobe Flash will no longer receive security updates or patches from Adobe.  Due to the very high security risk of this application, Adobe Flash will no longer be available on Gustavus owned machines after this date.  At this […]

Google Workspace Marketplace app changes

The Google Workspace Marketplace offers the ability to enhance the experience provided by Google Workspace by integrating with other third-party apps such as Zoom.  Although this provides benefits, there are also additional risks as well.  Installing a third party app from the marketplace will increase the risk of data exposure since the information available in […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Passwords

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Technology Services will be sharing some important safety tips to help keep you safe online.  The first in our series involves passwords.  Below are some key points to remember about passwords. Use Two-factor or Multi-factor authentication.  This prevents 99.9% of attacks on your account. Do not share your passwords […]

Avoid macOS Big Sur Upgrade

Technology Services is strongly recommending that Gustavus Mac users avoid installing the upcoming Mac operating system release, macOS 11 (Big Sur).  The exact timing for this release is currently unknown, but it is expected to be available in the coming weeks. We already know that this new version will initially be incompatible with our cloud […]

Outdoor WiFi Upgrades Expand Campus Coverage

Part of the summer was used to improve wireless access in the College’s outdoor spaces. The areas from Three Flags to Eckman Mall and Sesquicentennial Plaza, as well as the open spaces surrounding the newly expanded Nobel Hall, extending to the area northwest of Pittman Hall and the Melva Lind Interpretive Center, should see noticeable […]

Adobe Acrobat Pro 12 end of life

Adobe Acrobat Professional 12 (or 2015) is the last version of Acrobat before Adobe moved to the Creative Cloud licensing model. This product will be end of life on July 7th and will no longer be available on Gustavus computers.  Please note that Adobe Acrobat is available in two versions.  To determine if you require […]

Windows 10 Education for students

Gustavus Students can now access a free copy of Microsoft Windows 10 Education as well as other discounted software by visiting the link below. https://gac.onthehub.com/ If you have questions about accessing Windows 10, please contact the Technology Helpline. Contact Us: Live Chat: https://gustavus.edu/gts Phone: 507-933-6111 leave voicemail if no answer Email: helpline@gustavus.edu Remote screen sharing: […]

Google Groups user interface updates

Google will begin rolling out a new user interface for Google Groups on June 9th.  Below is a list of some of the exciting new features. Improved navigation—Group settings are consolidated into one section for easy access. Streamlined group creation—A quick three-step wizard simplifies group creation. Powerful search options—New filtering and search options help you […]

Internet Resources Near You

Many Internet and cellular service providers have stepped up during the crisis to offer options for those in need. We encourage you to check with your local services to see what may work for you. Your smartphone may serve adequately as a wireless hotspot, or possibly you’d qualify for free Internet from a nearby cable […]