Kirwan and Blanding Complex Wireless Upgrade

POSTED: MAY 9, 2013

The Kirwan and Blanding Complex, built in 1967, is home to over 2500 undergraduate students each semester.  Residents spend a significant amount of time using wireless services on smartphones, computers and tablet devices. Wireless access is slow and unavailable in resident rooms and common areas. The complex is not conducive to modern wireless technology which hinders student living and learning experiences.

Enterprise Content Management to provide University solutions

POSTED: MAY 9, 2013

Enterprise Content Management (ECM), a service provided by UK Information Technology (UKIT), allows archiving of documents, workflow, document viewing, email integration, and audit trails among other features. 

Key benefits of ECM include:

Microsoft Live@edu is now Microsoft Office 365

POSTED: MAY 8, 2013

University of Kentucky Information Technology (UKIT) upgraded the Microsoft's Live@edu cloud email service to Microsoft Office 365 on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. UK students who had a Live@edu account now have two separate accounts: a UK-branded Microsoft Office 365 account and a personal Microsoft Account. All existing email, contacts, files, and other personal information migrated in the transition.

UKIT Talks Tech Apple Event

POSTED: MARCH 18, 2013

UKIT Academic Technology invite IT and faculty colleagues to attend UKIT Talks Tech Apple events on March 21-22. Registration is requested for both events. Directions and parking information will be included in the registration confirmation email.

Decommission of UK Paging Server & Support

POSTED: MARCH 18, 2013

The UK Paging Server ( license has expired and the software provider is no longer providing a license or support for the product. Therefore, the paging server and support will be decommissioned on April 30, 2013. Campus paging server users can have emails sent to their pager via the pager providers internal systems by sending an email to their 10-digit phone number ( after April 30. UKHealthCare will communicate a new paging process to UKHealthCare pager users soon.

Known Issues with Apple iOS 6.1 and Outlook Calenders


Apple customers that have upgraded their device to iOS 6.1 will experience syncing issues with their Outlook Calendar. Users who have upgraded to iOS 6.1 will have “read-only” access to their calendars on their mobile device. Which means users will not be able to update or add new meetings from their iPhone or iPad during this time. Email will continue to flow as normal. At this time, UK STRONGLY advises users against upgrading to iOS 6.1, or any newer iOS (6.1.1).

Planned Maintenance January 5, 2013


UKIT is completing required maintenance on a storage system on January 5, 2013, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. 
During that time, the storage system vendor will work with UKIT Engineers to restart the system, which will require SQL databases to be removed from service. 
In addition, several systems and part of the VMFarm will be out of service. 

Several major enterprise wide systems are expected to be impacted, including the systems listed below:

Final Blackboard Updates for 2012


In October 2010, UKIT initiated an Experience, Analysis and Design (EAD) study to collect behavior-based data from faculty and students engaged in online learning at the University of Kentucky. This effort, known as the “Blackboard EAD” identified improvements needed to enhance the Blackboard (Bb) user experience.

Upgrade of SAP R/3 System


The University is conducting a technical upgrade of the SAP R/3 system. The upgraded version of the software will position UK users to take advantage of new functionality being developed and implemented by SAP. This is the transactional portion of the system; BW/Reporting and portal functions are not being upgraded at this time.


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