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UF Student Affairs IT Implements World Class Wireless in the Residence Halls

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With the ever expanding technological advancements, UF Housing and Residence Education is keeping pace with the needs of on-campus residents. By the end of 2017, all residence halls have been upgraded to the Student Affairs IT “World Class Wireless” standard. The World Class Wireless standard provides a level of exceptional, consistent signal strength and data transfers rates in every residence …

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UF Dropbox Now Available for All UF Staff & Faculty

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A special version of Dropbox, called UF Dropbox, is now available for all staff and faculty to use.  Dropbox is an online storage cloud where you can share and save files. The service should only be used for UF business data and some restrictions may apply. The following are examples of files that can be stored in UF Dropbox: Directory …

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Student Affairs IT Develops Web App for Staff Timekeeping Saving Time and Resources

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For years, Kayla Miller, a senior secretary in the Department of Recreational Sports, spent over half of every workday processing payroll information for almost 700 student staff members. This fall, she said, everything changed when her department adopted timekeeping technology developed by Student Affairs IT’s Reitz Union team. Jeffrey Schmidt, Application Developer Analyst III at the J. Wayne Reitz Union and …

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Tips for Safe Email Practices

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June 5, 2016 –  Safety is our number one priority online. Read the following quick tips by IT specialist Kevin Morgan, so you can practice email safety. Never respond to spam emails or phishing emails Ever received an email from a bank that wasn’t yours? Or received an email from your bank that threatened to close your account? A scam …

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Student Affairs IT Helps Move Three Departments into Newly Renovated Reitz Union

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By Julia McBee March 29, 2016 –  Student Affairs IT assisted the move of The Center for Leadership and Service, Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, and GatorWell Health and Promotion Services into the renovated J. Wayne Reitz Union. The Reitz Union expanded to provide a home for eight departments. Student Affairs IT in collaboration with UF Information Technology, Reitz Union Facilities, and UF Planning, Design and …

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MADE@UF Space Now Available at Infinity Hall

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By Julia McBee January 28, 2016 –  View our IT Photo Story on MADE@UF Infinity Hall If you’re dreaming to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Evan Spiegel, then you should probably head to UF’s newest residence hall dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation, Infinity Hall. The Division of Student Affairs IT (UFSA IT) team, in collaboration with UF Information Technology (UFIT) and …

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Student Affairs Increases Efficiency Through Self-Service Password Management

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By Julia McBee DECEMBER 13, 2015 December 13, 2015 – “Your account has been locked out, please contact an administrator,” read the login screen on the computer. This was a common occurrence for Division of Student Affairs staff in 2012 who did not remember their passwords or allowed their password to expire. If staff members couldn’t access their computers, then …

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Student Affairs Relies on Microsoft Lync, now called “Skype for Business”

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By Julia McBee August 3, 2015 –  If you’re wondering why you hear more typing than footsteps in the departments of the Division of Student Affairs, it’s probably because staff is communicating via Microsoft Lync, renamed as “Skype for Business.” Skype for Business is the same communications software as Lync. It features instant messaging, video conferencing, voicemail, email and the ability …

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IT Assistance Imperative to Students during #UFMoveIn

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By Brooke Perry August 3, 2015 –  Welcome to #UFMoveIn Week at the University of Florida. To monitor these issues and help get students connected quickly and effectively, the Student Affairs IT Assistance team steps in to provide support. IT Assistance To The Rescue The Student Affairs IT Assistance Residential Support service provides residents with computer and Internet help and support. Their mission is to assist residents …

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Student Affairs Uses MailMeter for Email Efficiency

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By Julia McBee August 3, 2015 –  MailMeter is a service offered by the Students Affairs IT Team to help search, retrieve and archive emails. All emails sent and received to your mailbox will be automatically sent to MailMeter for archiving and attachment stubbing. Student Affairs has been using Mailmeter for over six years now and has seen the size …