Thursday, September 21, 2017

MacOS High Sierra upgrade delayed

Apple is scheduled to release macOS High Sierra on Monday, September 25, 2017. ITS will delay the release for College-owned computers until we evaluate and test it for compatibility with existing hardware and software.

Services affected: College-owned Apple computers.

Services NOT affected: Personally-owned Apple computers and Windows computers.

What is being done: ITS has blocked the macOS High Sierra upgrade pending evaluation and testing.

When is this taking place: Monday, September 25, 2017–October 9, 2017.

Further communications: On October 9, 2017 we’ll send an email indicating whether the upgrade will be made available or delayed further.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact your Academic Information Associate or the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Google Drive Problem 9/7/17

As many Macalester people have noticed, there is a problem with Google Drive. Files  created and stored in Drive may be inaccessible. Google has acknowledged the problem, which is not unique to Macalester, and is working on a fix.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

4 Things that can make your digital life easier

1. Set mailto handler to allow to open all email links.

2. Never miss a holiday or Macalester academic deadline

Subscribe to Macalester’s Academic Calendar.
  1. Click Academic Calendar and Holidays.
  2. Subscribe to the Academic Calendar and Holidays Calendar With: Macalester Calendar, click Add to Macalester Calendar.

3. Manage People with Chrome Profiles

Sign in to get your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings on all your devices.

4. Use keyboard shortcuts.