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Welcome Class of 2022! WakeWare opens June 1

Announcements | May 23, 2018 at 9:48 am

WakeWare, our student laptop purchasing program, opens June 1!

Receiving WFU financial aid? You may be eligible for a Technology Grant – please wait to hear from the WakeWare Program Manager about application for a Technology Grant and other purchasing details (late May).

Apple and Dell are known to announce new products and promotions mid-summer.

Although purchasing is available June 1, 2018, we encourage you to wait until July to order your laptop if taking advantage of these promotions is important to you.

Introducing Google Hangouts Meet

Announcements | May 10, 2018 at 9:40 am

Information Systems has enabled Google Hangouts Meet for all WFU users!

Hangouts Meet is a solution from Google for online video meetings and chat with up to 25 people at a time. Hangouts Meet replaces Hangouts video calls.

Newly created calendar events with a video meeting link will contain a Meet video meeting link instead of a classic Hangouts video link. Existing calendar events will be unchanged and continue to use classic Hangouts through August 13, 2018. Hangouts Meet meetings also include a U.S. dial-in phone number.

More information about getting started using Meet can be found here.

4/25/2018 – New security features and an updated look to Google Mail

Announcements | Apr 25, 2018 at 3:48 pm

As part of our continuing efforts to make improvements in Wake Forest University’s data security, Information Systems has enabled Google’s new anti-phishing features in your WFU Google Mail.

Google also announced the rollout of a new look and feel for Google Mail users. Read more here.

In the coming days you will be able to opt-in to using the redesigned look and feel.

Workday Training Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Announcements | Apr 03, 2018 at 11:23 am

Workday at WakeWake Forest will launch Workday as the University’s financial and Human Resources system on July 2Instructor-led offerings begin May 14, with several opportunities to attend each course. Additionally, on-demand material will be available May 7.

Visit the Workday section of the PDC website to register for training opportunities.

Check out the Learning section of the Workday website for additional information, including a chart outlining courses to consider, based on ways you will interact with the system.

3/08/18 – Campus telephone maintenance between 8PM and 11PM

Announcements | Mar 07, 2018 at 9:48 am

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., Information Systems will perform emergency maintenance on the campus telephone system.

What you need to know:

  • For approximately 15 minutes, starting at 8:00 p.m.:

    • All University telephone services will be unavailable.

    • No voicemail may be left or retrieved for campus phone extensions.

    • Voicemail will NOT queue for later delivery.

    • No existing voicemail messages will be lost.

  • After the 15 minute outage, there may be brief interruptions in telephone and voicemail services while maintenance continues until 11:00 p.m.

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Changes Coming to Wake Downtown Wireless

Announcements | Mar 01, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Information Systems is making changes to the configuration of our wireless network to provide a seamless user experience for the entire Wake Forest community across the Reynolda Campus, Wake Downtown, Wake Washington, and Wake Charlotte.

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, 2018, faculty, staff and students at Wake Downtown/Innovation Quarter will see WFUWireless in their list of wireless networks in addition to WakeDowntown, which will be phased out at the end of the academic year. Users should select WFUwireless and authenticate using their WFU username and password.

New antivirus/malware software

Announcements | Feb 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Beginning Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Information Systems will upgrade the antivirus software on Wake Forest University issued computers to Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) through the campus network. This upgrade replaces Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) and provides a higher level of protection from viruses and malware. This will protect Wake Forest University issued Windows and/or Apple computers.

The automated installation process will vary based on your computer model.

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