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News and Announcements
December 1, 2016
Very little IT support in Stanford Earth during winter closure
The School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences will be observing
the University winter closure from December 21, 2016 through January 3, 2017.
The School's computer network, file servers, CEES clusters and Tool
servers will remain available to provide services and remote
access, however, IT support will be very limited during this closure period
because staff will not be working.
February 2, 2016
School computing services unavailable February 6 and 7, 2016
All School network servers are located in the Green Earth Sciences Building.
Electrical power to this building will be interrupted for several hours at
a time on Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7, 2016. All School
servers will be
and unavailable staring at about 8:30 am on February 6. They will not be
restarted until at least 9:00 am on February 7, after stable power is
restored to the building.
September 15, 2015
Mitchell A59 G.R.I.D. lab closed for upgrades Oct. 5, 2015 - disks to be erased
Mitchell A59 G.R.I.D. computer lab
is maintained for individual research and creation of presentations
such as posters. The lab will be closed on October 5
to do a major upgrade of the operating systems and applications on
the dual-boot iMac computers.
This will fix the current bug where no one can login to the Mac OS X
operating system on these computers.
The single computer "Mauro" was removed from the lab on
September 15 to build the new system image. It will be returned
on October 5 when the other computers are upgraded.
All user files created on the local computer disks will be erased!
July 10, 2015
Stanford email and calendar migrates to Office365 on July 20, 2015
Stanford is moving from its in-house Zimbra email and calendar system to the
cloud based Microsoft Office 365 system. Stanford Earth email accounts migrate on Monday, July 20, 2015! You may need to make a configuration change on Monday
morning. See the
full news item
May 27, 2015
Encryption deadline May 31, 2015 - what happens next?
Find out whether your computing devices comply with Stanford's
security requirements at the new
Take action to make your devices compliant or network access will be
cut off sometime in the summer.
February 4, 2015
Free computer backup service for Stanford Earth graduate students and post-docs
Recognizing that backups of computer data files are an essential part
of protecting Stanford's teaching and research, the School of Earth,
Energy and Environmental Sciences has purchased access to the central
University IT cloud-based
CrashPlan PROe backup service
for the computers of all graduate students and post-docs in the School.