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wirelessSecure wireless certificates expire June 20, 2020

Certificates for the Buffalo State secure wireless network (Bengal) expire Saturday, June 20, 2020. To continue using the Bengal secure network after June 20, you will need to renew the certificates for your devices. To renew your device visit the Buffalo State Secure Wireless page and click Enroll Your Device. For detailed instructions on connecting specific devices to the network, visit the Networking and Wireless section of the knowledge base.

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2020

softwareSPSS license expiration and renewal  

SPSS users will soon see a license expiration warning when launching SPSS. The notice will say, “Your license will expire in ‘N’ days.”

Buffalo State Information Technology, in coordination with SUNY ITEC, is installing new licenses on the server prior to the expiration of your license. This should allow you to continue to work without interruption.

SPSS licenses are renewed annually. If you have any access issues, please open a ticket or contact the IT Help Desk.

Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

emailIT phasing out support for Outlook "Personal" and "Archive" Folders    

Buffalo State IT is phasing out support for legacy Outlook Data Files, also known as "Personal Folders" or "Archive Folders." For years, these offline data files presented faculty/staff with a convenient workaround to avoid the extremely small storage capacity of our old on-premise Microsoft Exchange server (mailboxes sizes were 1GB for faculty/staff). Usage of Personal/Archive Folders has several disadvantages, however, including only being able to access emails stored in these folders from the computer they are saved on. They also present problems for IT when a replacing a user's computer because these files are often stored outside of the normal automated backup locations. Now that storage capacity is significantly larger (mailbox sizes are currently 50GB, and will soon increase to 100GB for faculty/staff), it is no longer necessary to store emails offline to avoid space limitations. If you still use Personal/Archive Folders in Outlook, you will want to move the items stored in these folders back to your "live" mailbox.  

Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

downloadDownload the full Microsoft Office suite at home

Did you know you can download the full Microsoft Office suite on your home/personal device? If you are a student, you'll find instructions here; faculty/staff will find instructions here.


Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

personRequesting services for new employees

When hiring new personnel, there are several technology related services that departments need to request from Information Technology on behalf of the new employee. These services are summarized in this article - Top Services: Onboarding New Employees


Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

accessBuilding and Office Access Control, and Alarms


Buffalo State IT and UPD are embarking on a project to convert some existing Sonitrol alarms to a newer technology. The new system is called RS2, and is implemented with our contractor, U&S Services, Inc

A schedule of site visits, subject to change, is posted in the Buffalo State IT Knowledge base. Site visits are scheduled for June 8 and 9, 2020, and will provide the basis for U&S technicians to begin their work installing RS2 in campus buildings. All U&S Services, Inc. technicians are informed by the regulations that allow contractors to work on campus. We hope to have this work completed over the summer months. 

Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020