April 18th, 2016
The Department of Homeland Security and a top cybersecurity firm have advised Windows PC users to uninstall Apple's Quicktime video player immediately after two new bugs were found in the software.
In a blog post published Thursday, the Trend Micro security firm said that Apple was no longer issuing security updates for Quicktime for Windows, despite the presence of the bugs. Trend Micro said the bugs could be used to launch attacks on PCs if users visit a compromised web page or open a tained file.
Trend Micro said it was not aware of any cases where the bugs had been exploited by hackers....Read More
March 9th, 2016
Effective March 21, 2016 NetID+, the university’s two-factor authentication system, will be required to download licensed software for faculty and staff on the UABookstores and Software License websites. Using NetID+ will add an additional layer of security to our software assets.
To download software from the Software License or UA Bookstores websites, please ensure that you are enrolled in NetID +. You can enroll at webauth.arizona.edu/netid-plus/
Software Requiring NetID+ Includes:
Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Project Professional
January 26th, 2016
Effective January 11, 2016 the Microsoft IT Academy is now known as Microsoft Imagine Academy
This name change is part of Microsoft's transformation in the way they reach and impact students in the education space. With this change, Microsoft Imagine will be the single identity used for all Microsoft programs, tools and initiatives aimed at students to drive technology, computer science, coding and employability skills.
As a part of this change, in January they will transition to providing all customers' access to a digital Microsoft Imagine Academy Welcome Kit for program members to enable e...Read More
December 9th, 2015
The University of Arizona has signed an enterprise license with Adobe for multiple products available to faculty, staff, and on University-owned machines. Products included are:
• Creative Cloud—a software platform that allows users to design, share and publish content across all media and devices. Acrobat Pro is included within this license.
• Document Cloud with eSign—a digital document communications platform that streamlines, tracks and automates digital documents and workflows. Use existing documents to create digital forms or build them online.
• Adobe Experience Manager–Assets—a digital...Read More
November 10th, 2015
Thanks to a grant from the UA IT Student Advisory Board (ITSAB), now you can read and listen to articles, papers, and web pages with Read & Write Gold software.
Read & Write Gold is a text to speech software that is networked across campus. Read & Write Gold is an award-winning literacy software for Windows and Mac, with support tools for reading, writing, research, and studying to help students of all ages succeed independently. Features include text-to-speech, text highlighting, dictionary, scanning, study tools, phonetic word prediction and spell check while typing, Daisy Reader...Read More