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The Connect IT
THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
July, 2016 utdallas.edu/oit/newsletter/
MOBILE APPS TEAM TO THE RESCUE

Image of Mobile App Orchestrating a major technology conference is a daunting challenge for even the most seasoned professional. Organizing the inaugural Innovation and Technology Summit sponsored by OIT made the stakes even higher.

The OIT Mobile Applications team developed an event app for the Innovation & Technology Summit held on May 18, 2016. The app was so well received by the attendees, it is already in high demand for other campus events. JSOM will be the first to use the app for their Project Management Symposium this August. Other groups interested in using the app include the University Events, Development and Alumni Relations, Admissions, Marketing, ECS, and Research. The app is available for iOS and Android phones and tablets.

The team is currently working with Student Affairs and the Student Senate to develop a mobile app for UT Dallas. The proposed modules include News, Transportation, Dining, Maps, Calendar, Directory, Emergency, Library, Campus services, and Building Services. The modules have been prioritized and we are defining the requirements. Both CS and ATEC students have expressed interest in working on the app.



ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS & RESEARCH COMPUTING IMPROVE UTD’S TECHNOLOGY LIFE

Take a look at some of our projects:

  • College Scheduler
  • Grade Integration
  • OnBase WorkView
  • Automate Termination Requests from ePAR
  • Galaxy Portal Monitoring
  • Automate Separation of Duties Reports
  • Automate high profile access monitoring
  • Work Load Automation (Control-M) for Galaxy Portal
  • NSF Grant Proposal

More information



UT SYSTEM OFFERS AMAZING ONLINE TRAINING

Looking for IT training or reference materials? Check out the Skillport website which is now available for UT Dallas. Hundreds of topics are available from ‘Cloud Computing and Virtualization’ to ‘Web Development’. Multi-media resources allow for training your way. Browse ‘The Library’ and discover the ‘Skillsoft Library’ as well as the many other subjects offered by the UT System Learning Zone.



PROJECT MANAGEMENT HAPPENINGS

Take a look at some of the projects we’ve been assisting with:

  • Transcript Capture
  • Atlas ITSM
  • Microsoft SCCM
  • Print Management
  • Sys/Ops Projects
  • PeopleTools Upgrade

More information



MATLAB THE LANGUAGE OF TECHNICAL COMPUTING

Image of Mathworks Logo The University of Texas at Dallas has a campus-wide license for MATLAB available for all students, faculty, and staff. Individual employee and student users at UT Dallas can install a standalone copy on non-networked systems, laptops, and home systems. Installation instructions are at http://www.utdallas.edu/oit/howto/matlab/

Millions of engineers and scientists worldwide use MATLAB® to analyze and design the systems and products transforming our world. MATLAB is in automobile active safety systems, interplanetary spacecraft, health monitoring devices, smart power grids, and LTE cellular networks. It is used for machine learning, signal processing, image processing, computer vision, communications, computational finance, control design, robotics, and much more.

The MATLAB platform is optimized for solving engineering and scientific problems. The matrix-based MATLAB language is the world’s most natural way to express computational mathematics. Built-in graphics make it easy to visualize and gain insights from data. A vast library of prebuilt toolboxes lets you get started right away with algorithms essential to your domain. The desktop environment invites experimentation, exploration, and discovery. These MATLAB tools and capabilities are all rigorously tested and designed to work together.

Need help getting started with MATLAB? Check out this online resource kit that has tutorials and more for getting started.

http://www.mathworks.com/academia/tah-support-program/

Test your MATLAB mojo and earn badges – play Cody, the MATLAB programming game.

http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/cody



HINTS FROM THE HELP DESK

There are situations in which a user can become locked out and/or unable to log into different systems at UT Dallas and, in these situations, there are a number of factors that can could be involved, such as multiple bad password attempts, an old password being cached/saved to a device, etc. The OIT Help Desk is available to troubleshoot password issues, track down the source of bad password attempts, and reset passwords. In order to narrow down the cause, OIT Help Desk staff will ask about the applications and devices in which you may be currently logged in.

As a self-help guide, here is a list to check:

  • Devices:
    • Desktops
    • Laptops
    • Smartphones
    • Tablets
    • Routers
  • Software Applications:
    • Credential Manager for Windows (Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Credential Manager)
    • Keychain Access for Mac(Utilities > Keychain Access)
    • Browsers with cached or auto filled credentials (IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox)
    • Calendar Clients (Mac System Preferences->Internet Accounts)
    • Chat clients (Lync, Skype for Business)
    • Mail clients (Outlook, ThunderBird, Mail for Mac, iOS mail, Android mail)
    • Network Drives/Shares
    • Network Printers
    • Remote server access
    • Virtual Machines
    • and UT Dallas mobile apps, such as eLearning.



OIT Welcomes New Employees

  • Michael Sisk, Application Administrator
  • Kameron Smith, IT Support Specialist I
  • Glen Van Noy, IT Support Specialist I
  • Ansel Chetty, Enterprise Project Manager I
  • Jack Pitney, Process Analyst

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