New Student Laptop Loaner Program Pilot from the IT Department

Posted by Frantz Merine on April 19th, 2016 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The IT department will pilot a student loaner laptop program during the Spring 2016 Exam season. This trial period will give you access to different laptop models and give us the opportunity to gauge interest for the future life and size of the program.

Base on your feedback, there are two loaner laptop scenarios:

  1. Non Exam Related Loaner Laptops.
  2. Loaner Laptop For Exams.

Non Exam Related Loaner Laptops
We’ve heard your interest in borrowing a laptop during the academic year for a variety of reasons:

  • Note taking in class
  • Replacement laptop while main laptop is being repaired
  • Forgotten laptop at home
  • etc…

For this scenario, you can borrow a Google Chromebook which run Google’s Chrome OS . These laptops are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents residing in the cloud. These laptops are designed to run LionMail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Courseworks, and many internet based applications (which does not include Examsoft’s Softest).

Loaner Laptop For Exams
We’ve also heard that there are times when a student’s main laptop becomes unreliable or unavailable during, or immediately prior to, exams. Should this scenario occur, you can borrow a MacBook Air laptop which has the advantage of supporting both the MacOS and Windows, and Examsoft’s Softest. Alternatively, PC-based laptops running Windows 7 will also be available as loaner laptops.

So; if you need a laptop, let us know. The laptop loaner process is straight-forward and easy. Sign up @ https://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/student-loaner-laptop

We look forward to assisting with your loaner laptop.

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday April 08, 2016 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EST)

Posted by Frantz Merine on April 4th, 2016 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday April 08,  2016 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EST). The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday March 11, 2016 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EST)

Posted by Frantz Merine on March 7th, 2016 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday March 11,  2016 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EST). The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Having Trouble Connecting to Wi-Fi? Stop by the Wi-Fi Support Desk in JG Lobby, March 1–3, 2016

Posted by Frantz Merine on February 29th, 2016 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The IT Department will be operating a local support desk on the first floor of Jerome Greene Hall at the following times:

    • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
    • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Thursday, March 3, 2016

Join us at the intersection of the JG 104 and 106 classrooms. IT professionals will be on hand to troubleshoot Wi-Fi issues and to answer other technical questions you may have.

Student Survey Results
On February 1, 2016, the IT department surveyed the student body for their thoughts on Wi-Fi. Among the respondents, 70 percent reported using Apple devices and they shared a significant number of connectivity challenges. Reports of poor Wi-Fi performance by users of Apple devices coincides with the recent release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.3.

Here’s the good news: there is a solution! Join us at the JG Lobby Technical Support Desk to resolve issues you may be experiencing with Wi-Fi connectivity or other computing challenges. No issues? Great, then please stop by to say hello and share your thoughts about Information Technology at Columbia Law School.

We look forward to seeing you!

Columbia Law School IT Help Desk
212 854-1370
Helpdesk@law.columbia.edu
http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology
The Law School Helpdesk will never ask for your password

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday February 12, 2016 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EST)

Posted by Frantz Merine on February 8th, 2016 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday February 12,  2016 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EST). The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday February 12, 2016
  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Please help us improve Wi-Fi at Columbia Law School

Posted by Frantz Merine on February 1st, 2016 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School IT department has added more wireless access points and increased wireless coverage and availability throughout Jerome Greene Hall.

We are evaluating the wireless coverage and need your help and feedback.

The survey is only 7 questions and takes only a few minutes to complete.

Can you please fill out the survey @ http://goo.gl/forms/Mq6ePUZqXn

Thank you in advance and we look forward to your feedback.

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday January 08, 2016 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EST)

Posted by Frantz Merine on January 6th, 2016 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday January 08,  2016 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EST). The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday January 08, 2016
  • Friday February 12, 2016
  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday November 13, 2015 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EST)

Posted by Frantz Merine on November 9th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday November 13,  2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EST). The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday November 13, 2015
  • No December downtime due to finals
  • Friday January 08, 2016
  • Friday February 12, 2016
  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday October 9, 2015 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EDT)

Posted by Frantz Merine on October 5th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday October 09, 2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EDT). The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday October 09, 2015
  • Friday November 13, 2015
  • No December downtime due to finals
  • Friday January 08, 2016
  • Friday February 12, 2016
  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday September 18, 2015 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EDT)

Posted by Frantz Merine on September 14th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday September 18, 2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EDT). The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday September 18, 2015
  • Friday October 09, 2015
  • Friday November 13, 2015
  • No December downtime due to finals
  • Friday January 08, 2016
  • Friday February 12, 2016
  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

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