Today, almost all Brown students, faculty, and staff have a computer. But in 1969, when our campus was home to only a couple, the mainframe was king.
Thu. 11/5 @ 11am
Wed. 11/4 @ 3pm
Tired of signing out of your Google / Gmail accounts?
If you use both Brown email and a personal Google account, as many members of the Brown community do, Chrome Profiles are a convenient way to stay logged into both accounts at the same time. You can add each of your accounts in the "People" section of your settings, then keep a browser window open for each account.
For detailed instructions, see our article Use Chrome with Multiple Google Accounts.
Fri. 10/30 @ 2pm
Phishing is scary, and it's getting more realistic every day.
If you have a brown.edu email address, you've probably gotten plenty of emails that attempt to scam you out of your Brown username and password (or other personal information). These are known as "phishing" emails.
Today's example is especially realistic, especially due to the accurate contact information for our IT Service Center. How do we know it's fake? Let's take a look.
Fri. 10/30 @ 1pm
The following list includes technology-related trainings offered by various campus groups.
As always, we recommend following the links to confirm the time and date in case anything changes. If we missed something, tweet us @ITatBrown or email email@example.com. We will continue to update this list as new events are scheduled.
Fri. 10/30 @ 11am
In October 2015, we had the pleasure of welcoming Michael Dell and Aneel Bhusri as part of the Leadership in Technology series.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for these events. Recordings of the events are available below.
Leadership in Technology: A Conversation with Michael Dell
October 9th, 2015
Leadership in Technology: A Fireside Chat with Aneel Bhusri
October 14th, 2015
Wed. 10/28 @ 2pm
When you paste text, unwanted formatting sometimes comes along for the ride.
If you already use the Paste keyboard shortcut Control+V (PC) or Command+V (Mac), try adding a Shift to paste the text without formatting.
Mon. 10/26 @ 5pm
What are some simple steps that iPhone and Android owners can take to make their phones more secure?
Last week, CIS staffers Andy and Obasi presented phone security sessions as part of BEar AWARE month. We'd like to share some of our favorite tips from these sessions.
Wed. 10/21 @ 10am
We've made a change to the way that Adobe Creative Cloud Applications are installed on Brown-owned computers.
The process for Creative Cloud installation is now the same as the personal version: instead of downloading each piece of Adobe software individually from the software catalog, you can simply install the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application and manage software installation and updates from within that program.
Thu. 10/8 @ 8am
On October 14th at 3:30pm in Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium, please join us in welcoming Aneel Bhusri.
Aneel Bhusri is a Brown alumnus and the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Workday. He has been a leader and innovator in enterprise software for over twenty years and is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He will be joining us at Brown University for a conversation with Ravi Pendse (Vice President and Chief Information Officer, CIS), followed by Q&A, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series: Leadership in Technology.
Fri. 10/2 @ 8am
On September 30th, Apple released its newest operating system, El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11).
We're evaluating the final release of El Capitan for compatibility with Brown's computing environment and upgrading our systems where necessary.
Although the "beta" version appeared to work well in Brown's computing environment, we do not yet recommend upgrading because there are usually issues with the first release of any new operating system. We've heard of the following issues occurring after an upgrade: