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Security Information

Security Information

We are in the process of updating the Security Section of the site.  Please check back often for important information how to keep your files and personal information safe, how to download free anti-virus software, and how to report malicious email and websites.  

May 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Microsoft Office 2013 Announcement

Microsoft Office 2013 Announcement

Labs and Smart Classrooms This summer, all Windows computers in Academic Computing Labs and Smart Classroom currently running Microsoft Office 2010 will be upgraded to Microsoft Office 2013; the upgrade will be complete for the Fall 2014 semester. For Home UseIT for FIT has negotiated with Microsoft to provide the latest Microsoft Office Free to Faculty and Staff. Is your computer ready to run […]

May 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
May 15th: Adobe Forms Central Service Outage

May 15th: Adobe Forms Central Service Outage

Please be aware that Adobe Forms Central is currently experiencing a service outage.  We have escalated this issue with Adobe for immediate remediation.  Adobe is aware of the issue and is currently working on service restoration.  We will advise all when services have been restored.   UPDATE: Service was restored around 9pm on the same day.

May 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Google Apps for Education at FIT

Google Apps for Education at FIT

  If you haven’t already done so, please check out our Google help site.  It was created just for FIT and includes tutorials, FAQs, training opportunities, and helpful tips. fitnyc.edu/google

May 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Web PDM Courses?

Web PDM Courses?

Ask IT Question: I am a rising senior at LIM College. I need to take Web PDM (Product Data Management) as a required course in order to graduate and was just wondering if this class was offered at FIT during the summer (physically or online). If I were to take the course, could my credits […]

May 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lab room schedules

Lab room schedules

Ask IT Question: Hi,Are the schedules for classrooms with CS6 InDesign (with folio builder) posted anywhere? I know that C302, C304 and cc15A have the updates, but am not sure when they are open.I need to get into one of them on Saturday morning to finish a project – C232 is open, just not until after 1pm.Is there […]

May 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
A 3D Printer that prints Makeup? I’ll take one, please.

A 3D Printer that prints Makeup? I’ll take one, please.

I have been tweeting a bit about the Disrupt NY Hackathon, but there was a particular concept that really caught my attention. What if you could select any color from a color picker, or in a program like Photoshop, and then print your own make-up? I’ll take one please. There is a new use for 3D […]

May 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Google’s New Classroom

Google’s New Classroom

A day like today is one where I am so proud to be a part of the migration of FIT to Google Apps for Education. After the announcement this morning from Google about its preview of “Classroom” I had a flurry of email asking if we would have this, and more importantly…when? Right now you […]

May 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
.nyc domain rollout is launching

.nyc domain rollout is launching

The only free address in NYC is in the digital world and here is your chance to get it. First round of applications will go to business with a physical address in the five boroughs and the business must be registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse. After October 8th, the process may open up to personal domain […]

May 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
New Google Sheets Features

New Google Sheets Features

I always cringe when I say “new” because one of the benefits of being part of Apps for Education is that on most Google upgrades we have a 30 day window from general release to educational release. This is great because it give us time to make announcements about upcoming changes, and let Google work the […]

May 5, 2014 | By | Reply More