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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.

University recommends Twitter users change their password

Alerts | May 07, 2018 at 9:42 am

Via Business Insider:

Twitter is advising all its 330 million users to change their password after a glitch left them exposed in the company’s internal systems.

Twitter discovered the glitch and did not find any “breach or misuse by anyone,” the company said in a blog post.

The bug left passwords in an internal log “unmasked,” meaning that instead of showing up as an encrypted set of random set of letters and numbers, the password itself was displayed in plain text.

Even though the company says it has no reason to believe anyone obtained any sensitive information, it is telling users to change their password “out of an abundance of caution.”

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.

4/5/2018 – Data Breach for MyFitnessPal accounts

Alerts | Apr 05, 2018 at 2:08 pm

You may have seen information in the news about a data breach affecting Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal accounts. Under Armour released this statement to account owners.

As a reminder, it’s best practice to change your account passwords often and refrain from using the same or similar logins and passwords for multiple services.

If you have questions concerning this message, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

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.