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Student using a laptop at a coffee shop Space requests and new training available for Illinois Compass 2gIllinois Compass 2g is ready for the new academic year. Technology Services is currently building Illinois Compass 2g course spaces. If you want to teach a course using Illinois Compass 2g,...
Row of students looking at laptops Office 365 is here - for free!Technology Services is happy to announce that all students, faculty, and staff now have free access to Microsoft Office 365 on their personal computers and devices. Microsoft Office 365 is the cloud-...
A student types on their laptop New wireless networks: IllinoisNet_Start and IllinoisNet_DevicesIn the summer of 2015, Technology Services deployed two new wireless networks to campus -- IllinoisNet_Start and IllinoisNet_Devices. Both of these networks are designed to make it easier to get...
I-Guides welcome new students Resource Guide for New and Returning StudentsWelcome to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!We’ve put together some resources you need to succeed. Be sure to take advantage of the deals you get by being a registered student....
Students looking at supercomputing project at NCSA Supercomputing for Humanities, Arts, and Social SciencesHigh performance computing (HPC) is for humanists, too. And it is about to get easier for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) scholars to use supercomputing resources in their work.This is...
Students looking at phone Centrex Retiring Soon Centrex, a campus communications service provided by AT&T, will be retired within the next fiscal year. AT&T is officially ending the service. The last day to request a Centrex line is Friday...
Renovations in Nevada Lab Upgrades to Classrooms and Labs Technology Services is pleased to announce that the technology and furniture in several classrooms and labs are being upgraded this summer. Most of these spaces will be ready by fall semester....
Night of the Living Memes Screenshot Engaging the Real World through Video Games Video games: Thinking about them conjures images of Mario jumping into pipes, Link claiming the Master Sword, or hijacking cars running wild through a city.Or you might think of gamers who often get...
Students working on a construction project Lync Maintenance Over the Weekend of July 10Originally published on July 2, 2015.The campus Lync service will undergo an upgrade over the weekend of July 10. Certain Lync services may be unavailable for periods of time during the upgrade....
Female student with computer Password Reset RemindersOriginally posted on June 23, 2015.  In response to the 2014 Heartbleed vulnerability, we required all NetID passwords to be reset around this time last year. That led to the bulk of...
Two students with cellphones on the quad Some Lync Clients Transitioning to Skype for BusinessOriginally posted on June 19, 2015.Beginning June 23rd, faculty, staff, and graduate students using Lync 2013 for Windows will see the new Skype for Business client after restarting their Lync 2013...
Alma statue Welcome Technology Services at SwanlundOriginally posted on June 17, 2015.Technology Services at Illinois is pleased to announce that Swanlund IT Shared Services is rebranding to become Technology Services at Swanlund.We are happy to...
Foellinger in the fall Services Information for New StudentsOriginally posted on May 29, 2015. Welcome, new students! Technology Services at Illinois provides you with free and sharply discounted services to make your university experience better. Your NetID...
A student reads from the Molecular Me eText The Genetics Class of the Future is Hereby Brian MertzMolecular Me isn’t your grandfather’s genetics course. Nor is it your father’s class. In fact, depending on the age difference, Molecular Me may even be too new for...
Tech Services Graduates Tech Services GraduatesThe semester is almost over! Several of our student employees are getting ready to graduate and take on the world. Be sure to congratulate our talented team members on their accomplishments when you...
Students studying at the Grainger Library. Introducing Illini SpacesAre you scrambling to find a comfortable place to study on Reading Day?Look no further than IlliniSpaces, a new app developed by Technology Services and the University Library. Students are able to...
A student at graduation. Technology for GraduatesGraduation is just around the corner. You’re ready to leave, but do essential services like your Illinois email address and software come with you?What happens after graduationIf you are...
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An image of a black hole Black Hole Router Provides New ProtectionIs your data safe?The University of Illinois, home to one of the largest research networks, constantly faces cyberattacks from around the world. In just the last week of February 2015, Technology...
Two students use the campus wireless network to view content on a tablet. Improving WirelessWhen the University of Illinois wireless network was originally designed and installed, the iPhone had not yet been invented and wireless was often viewed as a luxury for people with laptops.Now,...

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