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Windows 7 Operating System Set to Retire
June 4, 2019
Microsoft introduced the Windows 7 operating system in 2009. After ten years of dedicated service, Microsoft has announced its retirement date of December 31, 2019. Those of us who toil for Penn State usually need more than ten years before retirement – it must be nice to be a part of Microsoft!
Fair Season Ahead
June 4, 2019
Most Pennsylvanians think that fairs are fun places to enjoy the kinds of food that can make a cardiologist weep – unless they are seeking new patients. The people of our communities look forward to the fun and relaxation time with friends, exhibits, shows and sales. We in Ag IT know that for many extension professionals it is one of the most stressful times of the year.
Go Fishing, But Don’t get Caught in the Net!
June 4, 2019
Pennsylvania is a great state for fishing! There is fishing for steelhead in Erie, and fishing for compliments and votes in Harrisburg. Muskie are found in Raystown Lake, and tuna can be found even in small communities. The other activity – phishing – is also prevalent in Pennsylvania, especially at Penn State – and it has hazards all its own!
Documents on the Move!
June 4, 2019
My documents are on the move…or rather, your documents are on the move….no…make that your My Documents are on the move!
Cloud Computing
March 7, 2019
If you’re feeling a little constrained by earthly computing, cloud computing might be right for you!
Projects with Significant Impact Underway
March 7, 2019
As spring arrives and moves into summer, two projects with big impacts will be shifting from the planning and preparation stages into implementation – and the implementation phase of one or both will impact you!
Get Ready for Your Seasonal Employees!
March 7, 2019
With all the cold, wind, sleet and snow, we are sure you are thinking of spring and your summer helpers/ interns. With advanced planning, you can best be assured that your interns and program assistants will be able to use the computers and other IT resources on their start date or soon after.