‘Core Services’ Category

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 […]

Stay safe online while working remotely

During these uncertain and stressful times it is important to remember to keep information security in the forefront of your mind.  Accessing campus resources remotely is more complex and creates more challenges thereby creating opportunities for scammers. There is an increase in phishing attempts and scammers are increasingly taking advantage of the fears surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19.  […]

Chegg Data Breach

The popular textbook rental service Chegg experienced a data breach in April 2018 that exposed personal information for 40 million subscribers. The data included email addresses, names, and inadequately encrypted passwords. If you have a Chegg account and your password is one that you’ve used at other sites/services, we recommend you update your password on […]

WiFi Upgrades in the Library

We know that one of the busiest times of the year for the library is coming up soon and in preparation for that we have completed an upgrade of the library’s WiFi network. Not only did we swap out the older access points for the latest model but we also added seven additional access points […]

Gustavus Office 365 login system upgrade

The login system used to authenticate Gustavus users to Microsoft Office 365 will be upgraded on Tuesday, October 9th.  The new system offers several advantages over the previous system including increased reliability.  This upgrade will be noticeable by a change to the layout of the page and the url in the address bar.  Below is […]

Wireless Upgrades to Confer / Vickner Hall

The WiFi network in Confer / Vickner Hall has received a significant upgrade as part of our ongoing project to improve the WiFi network in the academic buildings on campus.  Last year the building had 13 aging WiFi access points.  This summer we replaced those access points with 22 of the latest generation WiFi access […]

Outdoor WiFi added to Johns Family Courtyard

A common request we receive at GTS is to expand the WiFi coverage in the outdoor spaces on campus.  As part of an effort to improve the WiFi all around Gustavus, we have installed a new outdoor WiFi access point on the wall between the Courtyard Cafe and the Johns Family Courtyard.  So this fall […]