It’s the end of XP as we know it (and it’ll be fine)

Why Replace XP? Microsoft will no longer be supporting or patching Windows XP after April 8, 2014, rendering the operating system insecure and unsuitable for use on machines connected to the open internet. Campus and CALS security policies state that …

Software, Software, Software!

The UW-Madison Campus has created a Campus Software Library available through software.wisc.edu that will contain a number of research-type software titles available at no cost. Saying that they are ‘free’ is a bit of a stretch since their total cost …

A huge improvement in CALS computer security

Computer systems throughout CALS are more secure than they were three years ago, and CALS users are more clued in to security risks. Over the past several years, there’s been a 90 percent decrease in the number of CALS computers …

New CALS WordPress theme available

CALS IT has released a new WordPress theme to aid web developers throughout the college.  Use of this WordPress theme is not mandatory, but offers a platform for customization while providing a uniform look and feel. The CALS version 1.0 WordPress theme takes advantage …

Free MATLAB Seminars September 13

Mathworks will be on campus Thursday, September 13, 2012 and is offering free seminars and training for anyone interested in MATLAB.  All sessions are being held at the Waisman Center.  Interested faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend. …

Is someone’s “private” data lurking on your computer? Use Identity Finder to find out.

Identity Finder is a program that is available at no cost to all UW-Madison faculty, staff and students to protect themselves and their computers from loss of restricted information and identity theft. It will scour a hard drive, a thumb …

SigmaPlot graphing software now available to CALS for free

Many researchers will recognize SigmaPlot as one of the best-of-breed scientific graphing packages, with academic versions costing $495 per standalone installation. This software is now available without charge throughout the CALS network for download and use. (See https://it.cals.wisc.edu/software/sigmaplot/ for instructions.) …