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The latest news about bConnected services. 

News

June 15, 2017

Box just announced the availability of a public beta version of their new “Box Drive” app.

Box Drive is the upcoming replacement for Box Sync. The major new feature is that Box Drive makes Box appear to be a mounted network drive on your computer, meaning that you will have access to all of your files and folders on Box, without having to sync them down to your computer.

June 14, 2017

The CalMail SMTP server will be retired on June 30, 2017 as part of the Email Simplification Program. Campus applications, systems, and devices that are currently using the CalMail server should be reconfigured in advance of this date. The bConnected team has contacted all known departments and individuals impacted by the change, but certain devices (e.g. multifunction devices/scanners) are not easily identifiable and may experience a service interruption if not updated.

May 30, 2017

The bConnected team will launch mybConnected, the new modern and simplified self-service application for managing bConnected accounts and lists on May 31, 2017. Users will be able to add aliases, manage their contact display preference, and create/delete/update ownership of their mailing lists. Starting tomorrow users can access  bConnected accounts and lists directly from: https://mybconnected.berkeley.edu.  

May 25, 2017

The new Box web experience has launched for all Berkeley Box users! 

New and updated features include:

May 22, 2017

The new Box web experience will launch for all Berkeley Box users on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Starting this date, Box will automatically update to the new interface and the legacy version will no longer be available.

New and updated features include:

May 19, 2017

New Google Contacts Preview is launching for bMail users on Tuesday, May 23rd. Google Contacts Previewoffers the ability to import contacts from a wide variety of supported mail and contact sources, easily get rid of duplicate contacts, and supports high resolution photographs. Users can opt to switch back to the old version if desired. 

May 12, 2017

The bConnected team will launch MybConnected, the new modern and simplified self-service application for managing bConnected accounts and lists on May 31, 2017. Users will be able to add aliases, manage their contact display preference, and create/delete/update ownership of their mailing lists. Here's a sneak peak of the user interface:

May 5, 2017

As mentioned in the Technology Global Phishing Alert announcement, UC Berkeley IT teams were able to identify the bMail accounts that were affected by the Google Docs phishing campaign, and revoked access to the malicious app on Wednesday, May 3rd.

May 3, 2017

The bConnected team is investigating reports about suspicious messages appearing as shared Google Docs. These look like they are coming from internal bConnected users, but are asking for OAuth credentials. Please forward any suspicious looking messages to consult@berkeley.edu

April 18, 2017

Stop by the Academic Innovation Studio from 11:00am-1:00pm for this exciting drop-in event with technology demonstrations and mini-sessions on topics ranging from active learning to research data privacy to working with the media...and much more! Discover new ideas and information, connect with colleagues, and meet with more than 20 academic support and IT groups from across campus. 

April 14, 2017

The following legacy aliases for @lists.berkeley.edu will be discontinued on April 17, 2017:

  • @list.berkeley.edu
  • @listlink.berkeley.edu 

We have already communicated with list managers whose lists have received mail to these legacy list/listlink aliases within the past 90 days. However, these legacy addresses may be stored in your contacts. Please double-check you are emailing the proper [name]@lists.berkeley.edu address rather than these alias addresses. 

April 13, 2017

Capitalizing a large portion of text or an especially long title can be a pain. Doing the opposite—converting capital letters to lowercase—is equally a waste of time. With this launch, Google is making those tasks quick and easy in Google Docs on the web.

Now you can simply choose “Capitalization” from the Format menu in Docs, and select one of the following:

April 12, 2017

Stop by the Academic Innovation Studio for this exciting drop-in event with technology demonstrations and mini-sessions on topics ranging from active learning to research data privacy to working with the media...and much more! Discover new ideas and information, connect with colleagues, and meet with more than 20 academic support and IT groups from across campus. Scheduled for April 18, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Learn more.

April 5, 2017

The following legacy aliases for @lists.berkeley.edu will be discontinued on April 17, 2017:

  • @list.berkeley.edu
  • @listlink.berkeley.edu 

We have communicated with all list managers whose lists have received mail to these legacy list/listlink aliases within the past 90 days. However, these legacy addresses may be stored in your contacts. Please double-check you are emailing the proper [name]@lists.berkeley.edu address rather than these alias addresses. 

March 29, 2017

Learn about the new features Box has recently added— including the all new Box Notes, Box Zones, and more. 

Thursday, March 30th at 10 a.m. PST. Register now.

March 27, 2017

Google Hangouts Meet is available to bConnected users starting Tuesday, March 28, 2017! With Meet, you can hold impromptu video meetings on the go, virtual training classes around the world, remote interviews, and much more. Learn how to use Google’s new video conferencing solution: Get Started with Hangouts Meet.

March 21, 2017

Google has made the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office more secure and easier to use. In particular, the plug-in authentication flow has been updated as part of Google's effort to modernize OAuth interactions in native applications. The new authentication flow requires users to authenticate via the default browser on their system, and not through embedded browsers known as "web-views". 

March 20, 2017

Communications have been sent directly to anyone impacted by this change. All unclaimed addresses will be retired on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. 

Submit the Legacy Email Retention Form by Wednesday, March 22, 2017 if you need to retain an address contained within the following legacy domains:

March 17, 2017

Google has begun rolling out a new improvement to Gmail desktop users that makes previewing video attachments in Gmail much smoother and quicker. Previously, in order to view a video attachment in Gmail, you would have to download it to your computer and open it with a media player. When opening an email with video attachments, you will now see a thumbnail of the video and have the ability to stream it, right from inside Gmail.

Note: this release may take up to 15 days for feature visibility.