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Zoom Contract Ended December 25, 2021


In case you missed the announcement in the Daily from November, Buffalo State College’s contract with Zoom ended on December 25, 2021. This contract will not be renewed. Currently, Buffalo State has two web conferencing platforms licensed and authorized for instructional use: Blackboard Collaborate, which works in part with the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS), and Microsoft Teams, which is part of the campus Microsoft contract. Additional information is available in the related Policy on Campus-Supported Web Conferencing Software Platforms (PDF, 87 KB). Questions may be directed to vpfm@buffalostate.edu.

Posted: January 6, 2022

Internet Explorer browser will be retired on June 15, 2022

Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022. Some websites have already stopped supporting Internet Explorer. If you use Internet Explorer for web browsing on your Windows computer, you will need to switch to Edge, Chrome or Firefox before this date. These web browsers provide a fast, secure, and modern web experience, and you can easily import your favorites from IE. Edge and Chrome are already installed on all campus PCs, and Firefox can easily be installed via Software Center. You can open a General Technology Help ticket if you need assistance transitioning to one of these web browsers. 

Posted: December 14, 2021

Download 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: September 15, 2021

Requesting 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: September 15, 2021

Local printers no longer supported

In case you missed the announcement in the Daily from February, local desktop printers are no longer supported on campus. This means that the IT will no longer install, repair or move local printers such as HP OfficeJet and HP Deskjet printers. It is recommended that faculty/staff on campus use a network printer for their printing needs. Check with your department to see if there is a network printer that can be used. You can open a hardware request ticket to have IT map your department's printer to your computer.

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021

Outlook Personal Folders no longer supported

Support for Outlook Data Files, also known as "Personal Folders" or "Archive Folders," has ended. For years, these offline data files presented faculty/staff with a convenient work around to avoid the extremely small storage capacity of our old on-premise Microsoft Exchange server. With storage capacity significantly larger now, this method of storing email is obsolete. If you still use Personal/Archive Folders in Outlook, we recommend moving the items in these folders back to your "live" mailbox.

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021