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Duo Authentication Voluntary Enrollment
Duo makes your single sign-on more secure by providing a “second factor” of authentication in addition to your password. Even if someone manages to get your password, they won’t be able to access your account because they don’t have the second factor. For details on how to sign up go to: https://www.smith.edu/its/tara/security/duo.html

Apple’s new macOS High Sierra v10.13
Apple’s newest OS, macOS High Sierra (v10.13), is in beta release. Please do NOT upgrade to this version right away once Apple officially releases it. CATS and ITS will need time to thoroughly test it as it will use Apple’s new APFS file system.

Off-Campus Access
End users will need to upgrade the VPN client to the latest version to enable off campus access. VPN client available on the Smith Software page or through the Self Service App.

Div3 Printing Overhaul Project 
All shared network laser printers and Xerox photocopiers (MFDs) throughout the Science Center are equipped with OneCard proximity readers and are being managed by PaperCut. The proximity readers allow us to provide two popular PaperCut features to our entire fleet of shared printing devices: Secure Release and Follow-Me printing.

Please see the CATS Printing page for more details.

Windows 10
Windows 10 is now the standard OS from Microsoft. Almost all CATS supported computer spaces and classrooms are running Windows 10. 

Office 2016
Office 2016 is available on campus for all Smith-owned computers, both Mac and Windows. Use the Self Service app on macOS to upgrade. Stay tuned for information on how to upgrade Windows.

 


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