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  • Our Last Blog Post

    Apr 9, 2018 This post will be our last blog post.  Since starting this blog in 2015, we've published each week of the school year on various IT topics.  We'd like to thank the readers, as well as those who helped to create the blog content, for sticking with the blog these last 3 years.  It has been a pleasure serving you with this blog over the years, and we hope you have enjoyed reading it. Instead[…]

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  • Cloud Computing Options

    Apr 2, 2018 Cloud computing services are a hot topic right now.  While there are many options available to the UT-Austin community, in this blog I want to highlight three services offered by the University. First, UT offers a virtual machine infrastructure housed in UDC called UT-VMG (UT Virtual Machine Gateway).  This service is based on the VMware vSphere Virtual Infrastructure suite and vRealize Automation. You can quickly provision your own virtual machines, even modify them on[…]

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  • Microsoft Teams

    Mar 26, 2018 One of the most highly anticipated parts of the Microsoft Office 365 suite has been the new Microsoft Teams application, a chat and collaboration platform designed to simplify group work.  UT is now rolling it out to early adopters on campus, and so far it is getting great reviews. Microsoft Teams' core feature is a persistent and searchable voice, video and text chat app ideally suited for teams or projects. The strength of the service[…]

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  • Microsoft To-Do

    Mar 19, 2018 If you are at all like me, you need a to-do list to track everything you need to do.  Enter the newest piece of the Office 365 suite, Microsoft To-Do.  Currently available in Preview, Microsoft To-Do is a simple cross-platform to-do list tool that lets you manage all your to-dos in one place.  Microsoft To-Do is available for free, and syncs across iPhone, Android, Windows 10, and web browsers.  It will even automatically sync[…]

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