News Archive

April 2014

DoIT Scholarship Applications Due June 1

3 hours 8 min ago
Students with a demonstrated interest in the field of information technology are encouraged to apply for the DoIT Scholarship to win support towards educational expenses. Applications are due June 1, 2014.


1 day 2 hours ago
Update 1

Heartbleed Bug Campus Update

1 week 5 hours ago
A vulnerability in OpenSSL, a software package that is widely used to secure online communications, was discovered. The vulnerability is called the Heartbleed Bug.

RFSUNY Oracle Shutdown Planned for April 25 - May 5

1 week 5 days ago
RFSUNY's Oracle e-business suite and related reporting applications will undergo a major upgrade from version 11i to 12. To implement this upgrade, it is necessary to shut down the Oracle Business System for five business days beginning at the close of business on Friday, April 25 until Monday, May 5, at 9 a.m.

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP on April 8

1 week 5 days ago
If you are still using Windows XP, please consider upgrading to a modern operating system since security updates and technical support will no longer be offered.

March 2014

Apple Releases iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

1 month 6 days ago
Apple released iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest operating system includess interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

SINC Sites and Affiliated Services Closing on Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m.

1 month 6 days ago
Please be advised that the Melville Library SINC Site will be closing at 6 p.m.

Online Payment System Notice

1 month 1 week ago
The Online Payment System will be unavailable from 4PM to 6PM, TODAY, March 7, 2014.

Ending Support for the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server

1 month 1 week ago
Google announced that it will be ending support for the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server on March 5, 2015.

February 2014

4G LTE Service Arrives on West Campus for Verizon Wireless Customers

1 month 2 weeks ago
Cooperation between DoIT, CEWIT's Intelibs Incubation Program, and Verizon Wireless yields positive results for Stony Brook students, faculty, and staff

New Google Mail Message Size Search

1 month 2 weeks ago
If you've ever wanted to find Google email messages by size, there's a new easy way to do so.

New VPN Clients Released in Response to Java Issues

1 month 3 weeks ago
DoIT's Data Network Services team released new VPN client programs for the Mac OS X, Windows 32-bit, and Windows 64-bit operating systems in response to problems users were experiencing connecting to Stony Brook's Work-at-Home Virtual Private Network (VPN) from off-campus.

Important Software Patches Available for iOS and Mac OS X

1 month 3 weeks ago
Apple released important iOS (iOS v 7.0.6) and Mac OS X (10.9.2 for Mavericks) security patches in response to a security flaw that could allow an attacker with a privileged network position the ability to capture or modify data in sessions protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS). If you use an iPhone 4 or later, iPod touch (5th generation), or iPad 2 or later, please be sure to update your operating system(s) as soon as possible.

SINC Site Login Issues Related to MySBFiles Outage

1 month 3 weeks ago
As a result of a MySBfiles system outage, SINC Sites are currently experiencing extremely long login times w

Keep Track of Changes with the New Google Drive Activity Stream

1 month 4 weeks ago
A new update for Google Drive allows you to easily see what changes have occurred to you or your team's Google Drive files and folders.

Significant Planned Outage on March 15, Many Systems Will Be Down

2 months 5 days ago
DoIT will be replacing the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in the West Campus Computing Center on March 15, 2014. As a result, there will be an electrical power outage in the Computing Center on March 15, (the Saturday before spring break) beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting until 6 p.m. The power outage will only be in the Computing Center and is required in order to make connections and changes to the aging electrical supply, which will result in a loss of network connectivity in the Computing Center during this scheduled work time.

Adobe Software No Longer Accessible Through Virtual SINC Site as of Feb. 26

2 months 1 week ago
Adobe's move to a subscription-based product licensing model called Creative Cloud has educators and professional designers looking for less-expensive alternatives. Here are some options.

Notice: Express Transcript Requests

2 months 1 week ago
Due to inclement weather Express Transcript Requests may be delayed.

January 2014

High Contrast Vision Settings in Blackboard

2 months 2 weeks ago
Blackboard has a High Contrast Setting to change the colors of Blackboard.

What's a SINC Site?

2 months 3 weeks ago
Watch this short promotional video produced by Teaching, Learning & Technology's student consultants to learn about SINC Sites and the various services offered.

Beware of Tech Support Phone Scams

3 months 1 day ago
Beware of individuals who call claiming to be from Microsoft, Google, Apache, or another major technology company. The caller may claim to be from a tech support unit, but they may be trying to trick you into installing malicious software on your computer to capture sensitive data such as passwords, or trick you into giving them your credit card information, or some other fraudulent scam.

Delayed opening of North & Central Reading rooms - Friday 1/3/14

3 months 2 weeks ago
Friday 1/3/2014 - The Main Library SINC Site remains closed until Monday 1/6/14.

December 2013

DoIT's Holiday Hours of Operation

4 months 1 day ago
All DoIT Offices and the University switchboard will be closing down at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24, and Dec. 31, 2013. Find out the holiday hours of operation for our other departments and support units.

Need Help Over the Holidays?

4 months 2 days ago

Client Support to Begin Weekly Software Updates on University Computers

4 months 1 week ago
As part of DoIT's ongoing efforts to improve information technology security on campus, Client Support will begin providing routine software maintenance on departmental computers on a weekly basis.