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Free Microsoft Office 365

Marquette University faculty, staff and students are automatically eligible for free 4-year licenses of Microsoft Office 365 Suite on personal computers and mobile devices. The Microsoft Office 365 suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. In addition, 1TB of free online OneDrive cloud storage is available for backup and sharing of files with others.

For more information and to download the software, please visit:
http://www.marquette.edu/its/help/office365/

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Marquette at Night

The Engineering Hall building and Professor Dr. Dan Zitomer were featured several times in the new Marquette University commercial “Off-Hours at Marquette University.” Can you spot all ten scenes showing Engineering Hall?

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Free Symantec Antivirus

What is a computer virus?
Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation.

What do computer viruses do?
Through the course of using the Internet and your computer, you may have come in contact with computer viruses. Many computer viruses are stopped before they start, but there is still an ever growing concern as to what computer viruses do and the list of common computer virus symptoms. A computer virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your email program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase everything on your hard disk.

Computer viruses are often spread by attachments in email messages or instant messaging messages. That is why it is essential that you never open email attachments unless you know who it’s from and you are expecting it.

Viruses can be disguised as attachments of funny images, greeting cards, or audio and video files. Computer viruses also spread through downloads on the Internet. They can be hidden in illicit software or other files or programs you might download.

To help avoid computer viruses, it’s essential that you keep your computer current with the latest updates and antivirus tools, stay informed about recent threats, run your computer as a standard user (not as administrator), and that you follow a few basic rules when you surf the Internet, download files, and open attachments.

Symantec Antivirus Software
Marquette offers all faculty, staff and students Symantec Antivirus software for free.  You may download the software to your personal computers while on-campus at http://www.marquette.edu/its/help/antivirus/download.shtml

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IBM Quantum Experience

IBM Quantum Computing Lab

IBM Quantum Computing Lab – Friday, April 29, 2016, Yorktown Heights, NY (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

Introducing the IBM Quantum Experience, the world’s first quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud.

On Wednesday, May 4, for the first time ever, IBM is making quantum computing available via the cloud to anyone interested in hands-on access to an IBM quantum processor, making it easier for researchers and the scientific community to accelerate innovations, and help discover new applications for this technology. This is the beginning of the quantum age of computing and the latest advance from IBM towards building a universal quantum computer. A universal quantum computer, once built, will represent one of the greatest milestones in the history of information technology and has the potential to solve certain problems we couldn’t solve, and will never be able to solve, with today’s classical computers.

Learn about Quantum Computing

Video: IBM Quantum Experience Demo (4 min)

Video: IBM Quantum Computing Lab Tour (2 min)

For more information and to sign-up for a Quantum cloud account, please visit:

http://www.research.ibm.com/quantum/

Introducing the IBM Quantum Experience, the world’s first quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud.

We are in the midst of writing a new chapter in the history of computation. Today, classical physics define our thinking, our experiences, our computers, and ultimately how we process information. The classical model of computing used today is on the verge of reaching its limits. Quantum computing has the potential to solve certain problems that are impossible to unravel using today’s most powerful supercomputers.

The IBM Quantum Experience represents the birth of quantum cloud computing, offering students, researchers, and general science enthusiasts hands-on access to IBM’s experimental cloud-enabled quantum computing platform, and allowing users to run algorithms and experiments, work with quantum bits (qubits), and explore tutorials and simulations around what might be possible with quantum computing.

The results of more than 35 years of IBM Quantum Computing research are now available for exploration at the click of a button. Join us to help accelerate innovation in the quantum field, and help discover new applications for this technology.

IBM Press Release: http://www.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49661.wss

Stop Sign: Malware Found

eMarq Malware Filtering

Marquette IT Services will be upgrading the campus-wide spam/phishing email filters for the eMarq mail servers.  The new email filtering system from ProofPoint will begin this Friday, April 29.  Proofpoint will include the following features:

  • Known malicious web addresses in email messages will be blocked.
  • Proofpoint filtering will quarantine messages containing spam before they reach your Inbox. Spam emails will be held in your personal quarantine.
  • If messages are quarantined, you will receive an End User Digest email that notifies you about quarantined emails every five days.
    Do not forward your End User Digest email to others because it contains a unique, direct link to your personal quarantine.
  • Suspect emails will be quarantined for 14 days then automatically deleted.
  • You will be able to access quarantined emails and release any mistakenly held emails.
  • Previously blocked senders and safe senders will not be available in Proofpoint. You can add email addresses to your Proofpoint Safe Senders List to always receive messages from specific senders. And you can specify email addresses on your Proofpoint Blocked Senders List to always block messages from unwanted senders.

For more information, please visit the ProofPoint FAQ page:
http://www.marquette.edu/its/help/quarantine/proofpoint.shtml

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Introducing MATLAB Online

Matlab Program WindowAccess MATLAB From Your Web Browser

MATLAB Online™ provides access to MATLAB® from your web browser. This service is available to all Marquette faculty, staff and students.  Just log in to use MATLAB.  Please refer to the MATLAB installation instructions for information on setting up a Mathworks account.

With MATLAB Online, your files are stored on MATLAB Drive™ and are available wherever you go. MATLAB Drive Connector synchronizes your files between your computers and MATLAB Online, providing offline access and eliminating the need to manually upload or download files. You can also run your files from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet by connecting to MathWorks® Cloud through the MATLAB Mobile™ app.

MATLAB Online facilitates collaboration by enabling you to share files with friends or publish them as formatted HTML or PDF documents.

The following toolboxes are available at this time:

Limitations

  • Simulink graphical environment is not supported
  • Hardware connectivity is not supported

See more about limitations.

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Learn iOS Programming

There are five books on Amazon I found with great reviews teaching the latest iOS programming:

Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 2: Exploring the iOS SDK
Another introductory book that provides a good overview of many iOS 9, Xcode 7 and Swift 2 concepts.  Written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style assumming readers have little or no knowledge of iOS application development.  Then guides through the creation of simple applications, building cool user interfaces, tables and saving data to the cloud or SQL server.

iOS 9 Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (7th Edition)
Easy guide for learning iOS structured more like a traditional text book.  24 chapters printed in full-color cover Xcode 7, Swift 2, iOS 9 APIs and popular iPhone/iPad functions such as sensing motion, orientation, location, iOS media recording/playback, advanced UIs with tables, navigation controllers, capturing photos, integrating with social media and reading/writing data.  Includes quizes to test your knowledge.  Recommended for beginners.

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (5th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
Intermediate guide for learning iOS based on their popular boot camp sessions.  This book walks individuals with some programming experience through the application development process using sample applications that are expanded upon throughout the chapters in the book.  Received very good reviews on Amazon.

iOS 9 Programming Fundamentals with Swift: Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics
Intermediate book for those with some programming experience.  Learn core fundamentals of iOS with the Swift 2 programming language, Xcode 7 and Cocoa touch framework.  Dives into great detail on Swift programming and prepares students for the second companion book.

Programming iOS 9: Dive Deep into Views, View Controllers, and Frameworks
Advanced book for those who understand iOS programming fundamentals including Swift, Xcode and Cocoa.  Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you’ll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks.

  • Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch
  • Use view controllers to manage multiple interface screens
  • Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls
  • Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors
  • Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar
  • Understand further topics, including files, networking, and threads
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App Development Lab Info Session

Mobile Phone with ApplicationsThe Opus College of Engineering has an exciting new opportunity for students who are interested in developing mobile applications. Still in the planning stages, we are looking for self-motivated students interested in learning how to develop mobile applications primarily for iOS devices but possibly Android as well. Even if you have no experience programming, if you are interested in learning and participating, please come to our information meeting Friday, April 8 at 3 pm in Engineering Hall 236.

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Qualtrics Survey Software Available

Marquette University has enterprise online survey software available to allow the campus community to easily create and distribute online surveys, collect and store data, and produce reports. Use of the software is free and available to all faculty, staff and students at Marquette University.  The software is powered by Qualtrics, a nationally-respected survey instrument software company.

To login and get started, please visit: http://www.marquette.qualtrics.com/

Online training is available at: http://www.qualtrics.com/university/

Marquette University Survey Policy

Marquette University has a policy for conducting online surveys that helps minimize the occurrence of survey fatigue, improve the integrity of Marquette data and communication, reduce oversampling Marquette students, employees and alumni and increase survey response rates. The Online Survey Review Group at Marquette reviews and schedules online surveys conducted with Marquette students, employees, or alumni in accordance with UPP-1-22: the Online Survey Policy.

Policy Exceptions

Surveys with 100 or more total Marquette students, employees, or alumni as participants must be approved in advance, unless they meet one of the following exceptions:

  • Surveys/evaluations sent only to persons who have used a given service or office or attended a specific program/event AND for which the author already has the email contact AND for which no invitations are sent to non-users or non-participants
  • Institutional elections (e.g. MUSG, University Academic Senate)
  • Academic research conducted by faculty or students and online surveys conducted by students as part of an official course assignment are subject to the policy ONLY if the projects involve soliciting 100 or more Marquette students, employees, or alumni as participants.

For more information about this policy, please visit: http://www.marquette.edu/onlinesurveys/

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Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Demo

We have a demo unit of the first convertible mobile workstation released in the US – the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga. If anyone is thinking about purchasing a new laptop this year, and would like to look at the P40 Yoga, please let me know and we can schedule time to look at it.

Thank you,

Matt Derosier
Computer Systems Engineer
Marquette University – Opus College of Engineering Technology Services
Phone: 414-288-1555
Email:Matthew.Derosier@marquette.edu