Skype for Business Migration Scheduled for Holiday Weekend

University of Kentucky Analytics and Technologies (UKAT) will begin the migration of Lync 2010 to Skype for Business at 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. The migration will update each Lync-enabled University of Kentucky account to Skype for Business. As part of the process, each UK Lync account and any meeting data associated with it will be migrated.

SAP Performance Improvement Project Summary

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In January 2016, a project began to increase performance of UK’s Enterprise Resource System (SAP). The growth of the system since the initial 2005-2006 implementation eventually resulted in delays or interruptions to critical services. Performance issues needed to be avoided for activities beginning in March (i.e. merit weekends, priority registration, UKHC annual safety training) that were known windows of increased system load.

Media Depot Club Wins Student Organization of the Year

The Media Depot Club has received the Student Organization of the Year Award presented by the Office of Student Involvement. This is the first time the award has been presented.

The Media Depot Club was created by Eric Sanders, Alex Sabad and Chris Wright, students who staff UKAT’s Media Depot @ The Hub .The students created the club 8 months ago and has grown to 71 members. The club’s advisor is Kirk Laird, manager of UKAT Learning Spaces.

Visio Software Available for Staff

A license agreement was recently purchased which allows UKAT staff to download Visio to their work computer. This agreement is ONLY for UKAT Staff and not all UK employees.

Visio software can be downloaded from using your link blue user name and password. Visio will not download if Microsoft Office was downloaded from Office365 previously. If you downloaded Microsoft Office from Office 365, you will need to uninstall and then reinstall Microsoft Office from and then install Visio.

Internet Firewalls Maintenance

On Sunday, March 20th, from 02:00 AM until 05:00 AM; IT will be performing maintenance on Network equipment that serves Network traffic between the Internet and Campus, including Healthcare facilities. At approximately 02:15 AM, a change will be made that could cause loss of connectivity for the Internet, VPN, and remote Citrix connectivity (MedConnect); for 10 minutes or less, to even no impact at all. The maintenance window duration will be for confirmation of systems' connectivity and function.

Security Matters: Tips to Make it a Happy Holiday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2015) — Many identity and cyber thieves really do think that the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year; however, if you would rather thwart their attempts to swindle and defraud you and try to enjoy the festivities yourself, there are a few steps you can take.

Below are tips for steering clear of identity and cyber thieves:

Education Advisory Board

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2015) The Education Advisory Board (EAB), established in 2007, os currently a partner of the University of Kentucky and many other universities around the country. EAB offers practice research, data analytics, technology and consulting services to over 1,000 college campuses in an effort to enhance higher education.

UK Media Depot Club Awarded SGA Grant

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 14, 2015) Student workers in The Media Depot, UKAT's student lab which features media design tools and assistance, launched a club to support students interested in media development. In an effort to expand the club, Student Government recently awarded them a grant to fund media equipment in order to strengthen student involvement.

iOS9 and myUK Mobile

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2015) Apple has released iOS 9 and will soon release OS X El Capitan. The University of Kentucky Analytics and Technologies (UKAT) team has discovered a number of compatibility issues with iOS9 and possibly OS X El Capitan and campus services. myUK Mobile is significantly affected by this update. If you plan to upgrade, please be aware that your ability to use these services may be affected - we are working diligently to correct this situation. iOS8 continues to work without issue.

Student Learning Spaces

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 16, 2015) It was a busy summer for Student Learning Spaces and there are no signs of slowing down this fall. Learning Spaces had 24 classrooms renovated and 26 new construction projects, including three TEAL (Technology Enhanced Active Learning) classrooms. One of these classrooms, in The 90, includes 6 student tables each with 9 seats, a microphone system and projector that interact with a centralized instructor station. The following video provides insight: Contact the registrar's office to schedule.


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