Thursday, June 30, 2016

Google Calendar Problem

Several people report that their Google Calendars will not load.  You may see an error message instead of your appointments and meetings.  This problem goes beyond the Macalester campus and is affecting multiple Google customers.  Google is aware of the problem and is working to resolve it as quickly as possible.  We will report more information when we know it.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Windows Drive Mapping Problem Resolved

Beginning late Wednesday June 15 and into the early hours of June 16, some Windows users experienced a server-based problem in which access to mapped drives, primarily G: and M:, were lost.  Macintosh users were not affected.  This problem has been resolved on the Windows server.  ITS staff recommend that Windows users logout and log back in again - or, alternatively, reboot your PC.  Either of these approaches should fix the problem on your individual Windows computer.

If you perform a full logout/reboot/login and still cannot access mapped drives on your PC, please call the ITS Help Desk at (651) 696-6525.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Google Apps Updates for May 2016

You can better engage your audience by allowing them to submit questions and vote on them during Google Slides presentations.

We’re happy to announce that starting today the Gentle Notifications lab is graduating to become a fully supported feature.


nstead of needing to navigate to an event’s details in order see the event location, the event location will now appear on your calendar, when there is enough space available.

Android users will be able to log in to services using a combination of their face, typing patterns and how they move.

Google Apps Unlimited customers all around the world were able to start using DLP to automatically check outgoing messages according to content policies set by the administrator and help prevent accidental data loss.


When a user has a picture associated with their account, they’ll see that picture in the Google bar; if they don’t have a picture, they’ll see their initial.