Software News

Jul 11, 2014 - 12:19 pm

CIS is excited to announce an important addition to our software portfolio, LabVIEW! LabVIEW is a development environment for problem solving and measurement or control systems. The software is supported by National Instruments, but the IT Service Center can assist with installation.

May 19, 2014 - 10:37 am

Yesterday, Microsoft issued the last update for Windows XP. As a result, Computing and Information Services will not be able continue supporting XP. For security reasons, CIS recommends upgrade or replacement of your computer as soon as possible. Faculty and staff, please consult your department's IT support professional prior to upgrading your operating system.

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Apr 9, 2014 - 9:15 am

As promised, students can now download Office for free by following these instructions. Student copies of Office can be installed on up to five computers and will remain functional until 30 days after graduation. 

Jan 6, 2014 - 10:59 am

If you get a new computer over the break, remember that you'll be able to download Microsoft Office for free in 2014 through Brown - no need to buy a copy. In early January, look for more information in Morning Mail and on this site.

Dec 4, 2013 - 10:42 am

Since its release last week, CIS has evaluated the use of the Apple Mavericks operating system for compatibility with Brown’s computing environment. We’ve made changes to our wireless network to enable Cloudpath functionality, and VPN works well. 

However, we are aware of printing issues and other incompatibilities; early adopters may encounter trouble with these and other services. As a result, the CIS Service Center is not yet able to fully support Mavericks. See the following link for details: https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=88506535

Oct 30, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Apple has just made its new operating system, Mavericks, available as a free download. If you're eager to upgrade your Mac laptop or desktop, we recommend waiting for about a week so CIS can test compatibility with Brown's services. Mavericks is not yet supported by CIS. Next week, we will send another Morning Mail listing Brown services and their compatibility with Mavericks.

Oct 11, 2013 - 9:48 am

Brown faculty, staff, and graduate students can now install the latest version of Endnote, which no longer requires KeyAccess or a VPN connection when off-campus. Download EndNote X7 from the Software Catalog

New to EndNote? Their website has a comprehensive library of video tutorials to help you learn the software. For basic installation help, contact the IT Service Center.

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