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Technology Bulk Order 2017

Bulk Order is closed! Good news: We received money to help offset some of the laptop and desktop prices, so be prepared for a reduced amount for those items.

  • Computers and peripherals will be received late-April to mid-May and then set up at Jackson’s Mill.
  • County orders will be picked up at Camping Kickoff on May 24, 2017, at Jackson’s Mill. State equipment will be delivered to Morgantown offices.

Please refer to the Bulk Order FAQs if you have questions.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Identity Finder Available for Off-Campus Installations

All off-campus offices should have received a packet of instructions and a USB drive in order to install Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Identity Finder. These two programs will protect computers against virus and malware threats and identify potential data security risks, respectively.

The Office of Technology asks that each computer user update his/her desktop and/or laptop as soon as the packet is received. The deadline to do this is May 1, 2017. The current antivirus software for county offices is Vipre, and that software expires on May 1. You do not want any of your machines to be vulnerable to malware attacks. Also, remember to update any presentation systems or mobile labs.

Suggestion: If Identity Finder 7 or 8 is installed on your computer, please uninstall that software first before beginning to install IDF 9. Do this by selecting Start, Control Panel, Programs, select Identity Finder, and then select Uninstall. Follow on-screen instructions to remove it and then RESTART your computer before attempting to install IDF 9.

If you have any questions, please contact someone in the Extension Office of Technology.

Shared Email Accounts Updated

Extension’s shared email accounts (e.g., ExtensionTechnology@mail.wvu.edu, BarbourCountyExtension@mail.wvu.edu, etc.) have been updated to set up all users as account owners. Before that, only one person per office was an owner on the shared account.

Making everyone in the office an account owner should make it easier for each user to add the shared account to his/her listing of email accounts.

Please refer to the FAQHow do I access mail in a shared mailbox?” and the Excel file linked on that page to see if you have been added to the account and for help in accessing the email account.

The linked Excel workbook has two pages (tabs at bottom) – one for County Accounts and one for Other Accounts, so access the appropriate page to check for your name. The screen capture below shows the labels for the two pages.

Once you have clicked on the appropriate tab, scroll to your office account and check to make sure your name and Login ID are listed.

Additional instructions are included on the FAQ page.

Public Domain Image Resources

If you need images for your website, refer to the Google Sheet (Excel file) that lists sources for free or low-cost images. Once you click on the link above, you’ll be in a folder named “Photo_Sources.” From there, click on the file named “Photo and Images Sources.

Comments about the image sources are appreciated, so please email any suggestions or notes you’d like to see included in the file to make it more useful to others.

Additional resources will be added to this folder, so check back.

Free Microsoft Office and Office Mobile Available for WVU Employees

Free Microsoft Office & Office Mobile now available for WVU employees
Faculty and staff may now download free Microsoft Office and Office Mobile applications through the University’s Office 365 licensing. This effectively will allow WVU employees to install Microsoft Office on a total of five personal devices and five mobile devices. It also will give users access to the new Outlook for Mac.

For students, ProPlus replaces the free download site for Student Advantage. For employees, this provides the ability to download Office onto personally owned devices. Instructions are at: http://it.wvu.edu/services/office365/proplus

HSC employees can find instructions for downloading free Microsoft Office and Office Mobile applications at http://office365.hsc.wvu.edu. Click on Office 365 Training Resources.

Keeping Your Data Secure

Please refer to the Data Security section for the latest communication, guidelines, and instructions on how to securely manage your data.

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