Mac OS X Mavericks was released by Apple on October 22nd. Unlike previous updates to the Mac OS, Apple is providing Mavericks as a free download through the Apple Mac App Store for computers currently using Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard (Mavericks requires OS X 10.6.8 or later).
In order to provide sufficient time for testing Mavericks in the UNCG environment, and because some potential incompatibilities have already been found, Information Technology Services (ITS) will not provide technical support for the new OS before the Fall 2014 semester. Users who wish to upgrade their operating systems to Mavericks may do so, but ITS support will be limited to “best effort.”
Mavericks is available to DTS staff who wish to test or install it through the Apple Education Licensing Program (AELP) folder on MacApps. To request access to the folder, if you do not already have it, see the AELP Software Acceptance Form (PDF: requires a reader such as Adobe Reader).
Information Technology Services (ITS) will broadcast a new wireless network named eduroam (education roaming) across all UNCG wireless locations as an initial step towards a new service offering to the UNCG community. eduroam is the secure worldwide federated wireless mobility network for the research and education community. It allows UNCG faculty, staff, and students to use the same wireless configuration locally and remotely at participating institutions. For more information and available coverage, please see eduroam @ UNCG.
PLEASE NOTE: This initial broadcast of the eduroam network is necessary for staging the forthcoming release of the eduroam service. It is recommended that you not attempt to use this network at this time as it remains under testing. Please stay tuned for future announcements to follow, beginning Spring 2014, regarding the general availability and how to connect to the eduroam service.
UNCG students, faculty, & staff are now eligible for special educational pricing on Apple products through the UNCG Apple Store for Education website. You will receive fast, free shipping, custom configurations, and the option to buy online and pick up at your local Apple Retail Store.
All items in the Apple Store are discounted with two possible exceptions: iPhones and iPads. Apple may have special discounts on these two items and more on Friday, November 29th, but these will be announced on the UNCG Apple Store for Education website.
NOTE: This sale is for Individual Purchases only and not for Institutional Purchases.
If you use your Google+ identity in YouTube, you have the ability to post videos that are viewable only by faculty, staff, and students at UNCG. The video won’t appear on your YouTube channel or search results, and it will be invisible to anyone outside of UNCG. Simply click the Privacy Settings drop-down menu for your video and you can add the UNCG domain to the list of people who have access to view the video. Please note that domain-restricted videos can only be viewed through the web UI at this time.
For more information, see Video privacy settings.
It’s time for the Apple Bulk Buy! Beginning November 18th, your department may submit quotes for Apple products. The deadline for submissions is December 5th.
On a quarterly basis, Apple offers a special, bulk discount opportunity that is coordinated through UNC General Administration (GA). In the past, these discounts have been 8-11% beyond normal education pricing. The discount may be applied to all computers, software, and accessories.
Please note: This initiative is only for institutional purchases through your department. It may not be used for personal purchases.
For details, see: Apple Combined Pricing Initiative.
If you have questions, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.