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March 15, 2018

What to Do if You Missed Your 2-Step Requirement Deadline

March 13, 2018

Did you hear about the new features Box added to Box notes? Keep track of modified notes with Inbox, see what's changed in a note itself with Differences, and see who's recently accessed or edited your notes with Presence.

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March 9, 2018

CalNet 2-Step verification is an added layer of protection for your CalNet account. After you enter your CalNet ID and passphrase, you will be prompted for a second step using a verification device, such as a smartphone. All UC Berkeley staff and faculty are required to enroll in 2-Step in one of two cohorts:

February 27, 2018

Passing along an opportunity from Google:

Google is in the process of collecting a broad sample of student research papers in order to help train their tools to better accommodate academic work. Those who qualify will receive a $10 gift code by email from Perks, Google's incentives distributor, as a token of appreciation. 

February 26, 2018

Starting today, you can publish Google Sites to a specific audience. This new feature is great for teams or departments that want to keep their site restricted internally, or to a defined group of people. 

To publish your site to a specific audience, select the “Share with others” icon and change the Published settings to “Specific people can view when published.” Next, add the individuals you want in the “Invite people” box and select “Can view published.”

February 7, 2018

Love Your Data Week @ UC Berkeley is coming up! Join the University Library, Research IT, and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) for an exciting set of events during February 12-16. View the Love Your Data Week 2018 Guide for more info.

January 16, 2018

bConnected users should now be able to access services utilizing CalNet authentication, including bMail, bCal, and others. 

bConnected users may be unable to access their bCal, bMail, and other services requiring CalNet authentication. Information Services & Technology (IST) staff are investigating the issue and will publish updates on the System Status page.

January 10, 2018

Last fall Google launched a new user interface for Google Calendar on the web. Google will require all Calendar users to upgrade to the new interface by February 28, 2018, when they will retire the classic version.

January 3, 2018

Google has announced that Inbox by Gmail is going away at the end of March 2019. Inbox users will be switched to the new Gmail interface, which includes top Inbox features like snooze, nudges, and more to help you get more done. For help transitioning to new Gmail, please review Google's support article: Move from Inbox to Gmail

December 4, 2017

Starting today, you can switch to Google's new sleek calendar interface in bCal. 

Try the new calendar:

November 15, 2017

There is a Google Docs outage that is impacting a significant subset of users, including bConnected accounts. Google is working to resolve the issue and will post  updates on the G Suite Status Dashboard

Google has reported that the Docs outage has now been resolved. If you continue to experience issues, please contact

September 28, 2017

The UC Berkeley campus community is invited to pilot test two early release Google products as part of the G Suite Early Adopter Program (EAP): Hangouts Chat and App Maker.

September 7, 2017

UPDATED 9/7/2017: The problem with Google Drive should be resolved. 

Google is investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive. Users have reported issues loading files that results in a 500 error. 

Check the G Suite Status Dashboard for up-to-date information. 

August 25, 2017

Good news for Box account holders! Beginning August 28th, all of your bConnected email aliases will be synced with your Box account. This means your collaborators will be able to share content with your primary or alias email addresses, and it will be associated with your UC Berkeley Box account.

If you have any questions about this change, please email

August 1, 2017

Google SItes is now available for bConnected users. View information on the Google Sites service page, or log in to to get started.


July 29, 2017

Approximately four thousand bConnected Box users received email messages early Saturday morning notifying them that their accounts were updated with additional email addresses.

July 24, 2017

Create better Google Forms, more quickly, with Google's newest intelligent features in Forms:

  • Intelligent response validation
  • Cross-domain file uploads
  • Preferences
  • “Checkbox grid” questions
  • Section reordering

Read on for more details.

July 19, 2017

The bSecure project is a new initiative from the Network Operations & Services and Information Security & Policy teams to replace legacy firewalls and VPN, and provide proactive security technologies to Campus. You are invited to join the bSecure team for a series of Town Hall events this month. All are welcome and existing Campus firewall customers are strongly encouraged to attend.