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The WSU Reporting upgrade has been postponed, and it will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18.

WSU Reporting will be receiving an upgrade to Cognos version 11.2.2 from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The system will be unavailable during this time.

Due to the State of Kansas policy requirements, a screen lock policy will be rolling out to all university-owned computers on Friday, Aug. 5. With the exception of master classrooms and labs, all Wichita State University-owned computers will automatically lock after 15 minutes of inactivity.

This policy will provide data security and prevent unwanted users from accessing the data on the computer. The state of Kansas has made a Screen Lock Policy a requirement among institutions and agencies. Instituting this policy helps to ensure we meet compliance obligations undertaken by many areas of the university.

For questions, please contact the Help Desk at 978-4357, option 1.

Degree Works audits and plans will be unavailable today, July 29. During this time, Information Technology Services and the Registrar’s Office will complete upgrades to the auditing tool. Service will resume Monday, Aug. 1.

For more information, contact Sally Fiscus at 316-978-7279 or  sally.fiscus@wichita.edu.

Information Technology Services (ITS) will perform updates to Microsoft Office Cloud Services on 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 30. During this time, customers may notice a temporary interruption in their access to files stored in OneDrive, Teams or SharePoint. Customers who have trouble accessing these files should log into and remove o365.wichita.edu and access via browser. Instructions can be found at the Wichita State Office 365 Online webpage.

We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, contact the ITS Help Desk at 316-978-Help, Option 1.

As part of our campus-wide migration to using Microsoft Defender, Information Technology Services is scheduling a process to remove the old platform (Sophos) from Windows computers at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 8. If necessary to address any remaining installations, maintenance will continue at noon on three consecutive Tuesdays on July 12, July 19, and July 26.

The removal will be executed in the background. Faculty and staff will still be able to continue working during the uninstall process. However, after the removal of Sophos, the computer will need to be rebooted. There will be a pop-up message alerting members to reboot with a delay of 15 minutes. It is highly recommended that members save and close their work prior to restarting to prevent data loss during the reboot.

To receive this update, please leave the office computer powered on and connected to the network, with the screen locked.  If the computer is off-campus, members must have it powered on and connected to the network and VPN.

Wichita State’s Information Technology Services (ITS) is kicking off a program to create a more robust ecosystem for faculty, staff and students. In support of this objective on May 24, ITS will be updating the logins for cloud-based applications like Blackboard and Microsoft365. The goal is to improve availability of cloud-based services in the event of local system outages.

Users may notice minor differences in the login experience, but the login process will remain the same. Users will continue to log in using their myWSU ID and password. Re-authentication for applications that are already logged in or that remember your logins, such as Microsoft Teams, may be required.

For more information, contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@wichita.edu or 316-978-HELP, Option 1.

Tonight — Friday, May 13 — the wichita.edu web team will be conducting a maintenance step that will require a full site publish.  That means if you have unpublished pages or files on the staging server in the CMS, they may become public unless you secure your files.

If you have something that you do not want to be published, you can temporarily move the page to the recycle bin or, if you have higher permission levels, to your _training folder. Pages may be moved out of the recycle bin beginning on Saturday, May 14.