Posted on 2010-10-08 07:44:51 by Rom

The Career Planning office in Sisson Hall now has three dual-boot iMacs available for use by students in the preparation of résumés and other materials to aid in your job search.

Posted on 2010-10-06 07:50:19 by Rom

We have upgraded to Microsoft Office 2010 (Windows) in most locations.  There is what I’ll call a “glitch” in Microsoft’s Licensing mechanism.  Users will, upon launching any Office application, receive a notice that Office has detected hardware changes and that it needs to be “re-activated”.  Users should just click “Next”, which will re-activate Office and allow it to be used normally.

I will continue to research a solution to this problem, but for now clicking “next” is a necessary work-around.

Posted on 2010-08-30 07:40:07 by Rom

Welcome back, everyone!

This Summer CTS has been busy upgrading and updating facilities across campus.  Here are some highlights:

* The Kellas 100 and Carson 101 hands-on computer classrooms were upgraded with new, dual-boot iMacs
* The Crane Library MIDI Lab was upgraded with new iMacs
* The Crumb Library classroom was upgraded with 30 new notebook computers
* New projection-capable classrooms were installed in Flagg 210 and Stowell 103
* The Honors Lab in Dunn 354 received 3 dual-boot iMacs
* The Art labs in Brainerd Hall received dual-boot iMacs
* The Drama Department lab received 5 dual-boot iMacs
* The English & Communications department received 24 updated notebook computers

Adobe Creative Suite 5 finally arrived and we are working on its installation.  Look for it in the labs “real soon now” (Mac OS).

Posted on 2010-04-15 12:09:30 by Rom

A scanner is now connected and available for use in the Geology Department minilab in Timerman 217.

Posted on 2010-03-22 07:50:35 by Rom

This was a relatively quiet week, but the ICT program computer lab in Dunn Hall received 12 upgraded PCs.

One of the Chemistry labs also received 2 PC upgrades.

Posted on 2010-03-18 15:22:48 by majorsl

The web kiosks in the Barrington Student Union have been upgraded to newer and faster iMacs with 17″ displays offering a much higher resolution.

Posted on 2010-03-16 09:42:49 by majorsl

The Minerva Café Kiosks have been upgraded to 17″ flat panels running at a much higher resolution than the previous models. Being newer displays you’ll notice sharper text and brighter content.

Posted on 2010-03-08 12:18:49 by Rom

Last week we implemented a configuration change to the Mac operating system preferences that makes your Helios “Home Directory” the default save location.

It is important to realize that this only applies to NEW documents being saved for the first time!  Existing documents opened by double-clicking them will save to their original location (as they always have).

As always, save early and save often!

Posted on 2010-03-05 08:25:37 by Rom

This week saw the following improvements to Campus computing facilities:

  • 2 PCs in the Chemistry Computer Lab (Stowell 303) were replaced with newer models.
  • The College Writing Center (Carson 106) received dual-boot iMacs to replace older Macs and PCs.
  • The Sociology/Politics Commons PC was replaced with a newer model.
  • The MacOS DVD Player was updated in the Levitt Center (Merritt Hall).

More on this last item: The first time the DVD Player application is run on the MacOS, you must declare and set the “Region Code” for the DVD player hardware.  While we believed we had set this properly shortly after installing the new iMacs in Levitt (and elsewhere), it was reported to us that it wasn’t working.  The DVD Player software has been reset on most of the iMacs in the Levitt Center as of this writing.  Any stragglers will be updated by the time Spring Break is over.  If you discover any computer anywhere on campus that won’t let you play/watch DVDs, please make a note of the SUNY Potsdam Decal number and report it to the CTS Helpdesk: or x-2083.

Posted on 2010-02-26 16:42:00 by Rom

This was a productive week.  Note the following improvements across campus:

  • New group study area computers in Crumb Library.  Trickle-down dual-boot iMacs from the facility upgrades over Winterim were prepared and placed in the new downstairs group study area in Crumb.
  • The Non-Trad lounge in Carson received sorely-needed replacement of the two computers there.
  • The Geology Student lab in Timerman 217 received replacement computers.
  • Newer PCs have been prepped to replace the aging 2 PCs in the Chemistry Student lab in Stowell 303.  They will be replaced on Monday.

More updates and upgrades will happen next week.  Stay tuned!