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The latest news about bConnected services. 

News

December 6, 2016

Drop-in consultation (reservations not required)

  • Wednesday, December 7, 1:30pm-3:30pm in University Hall, Room 192B

Future workshop scheduled for: 

  • Tuesday, December 13, 9:30-11:30am in University Hall, Room 28

Contact bConnected@berkeley.edu to request migration support.

November 18, 2016

Researchers: check out the newly published Active Research Data Storage Guidance Grid! You can also contact the Research Data Management team (researchdata@berkeley.edu) to schedule a consultation. 

November 7, 2016

Google calendars, including bCal, are temporarily displaying an election day-related banner to help voters identify their polling places. The banner reads "Election Day is Tuesday - Find your polling place". Users can either click "no thanks" to remove the notification, or "show me" to bring up a search browser to help identify their polling place. 

Need assistance with migrating from CalMail to Google Groups? Drop by for hands-on support in University Hall, Room 28 from 10:00AM-12:00PM. If you want to schedule a workshop for your department, please send your request to bConnected@berkeley.edu.

October 24, 2016

Mailing list owners now have a new default configuration option for migrating and creating lists. This option will allow messages sent from non-members to be held for moderation approval, rather than being rejected. After migrating or creating lists, Group managers will still be able to control who posts to the list through the Google Groups interface. 

October 21, 2016

Box's services have now been restored following today's widespread accessibility issues. Box is continuing to actively monitor the situation to ensure full resolution. More info here: https://blog.box.com/blog/box-accessibility-restored

Box services may be intermittently unavailable at this time, most likely due to a DDoS attack that is impacting major websites. See Ars Technica article for more details: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/10/dos-attack-on-major-dns-provider...

October 19, 2016

CalMail services will be unavailable on Thursday, October 20th from 6:00AM-7:00AM while CalMail storage is upgraded. Apps using CalMail to send mail (such as ServiceNow, JIRA, HCM, etc.) will have their mail queued and delivered when the work has been completed. 

October 18, 2016

Starting today, UC Berkeley Box users can opt into the new Box web experience that offer the following improvements:

October 3, 2016

The fall semester is in full swing. Now is a great time to migrate your mailing lists!

Migrate Your Mailing Lists

September 27, 2016

A common use case for Google Drive users is to download a file from their Drive to modify it locally, and then to re-upload the new version. In the past, this would result in duplicate files (the original and the new one), and users would have trouble finding the latest version. That’s why Google has introduced a change in Drive to deduplicate files which were uploaded in this way.

September 26, 2016

To increase account security for Google Apps users, starting on October 5, 2016, OAuth 2.0 tokens issued for access to certain products will be automatically revoked when a user's password is changed. Third-party mail apps like Apple Mail and Thunderbird―as well as other applications that use mail scopes to access a user’s mail―will stop syncing data upon password reset until a new OAuth 2.0 token has been granted.

September 16, 2016

Students who have not yet claimed their bConnected Google accounts have received a communication from the bConnected team. If that's you, take a minute to claim your account

September 12, 2016

Need help migrating your mailing lists? Have a question about configuring your settings in Google Groups?

Drop by our mailing list migration workshop on Tuesday, September 13th from 10:00AM-12:00PM in University Hall, Room 28.

If you're not able to attend but have questions about migrating your lists, send your inquiry to bconnected@berkeley.edu

August 31, 2016

Information for Google Apps Developers:

August 25, 2016

Google is launching their new version of Google+ for all users on August 30, 2016. This change does not require any user action. 

A few improvements include:

August 22, 2016

Starting this week, Google will introduce two new security warnings in Gmail to help you keep your email safer.

August 18, 2016

Google Forms makes it easy to create, distribute, and analyze surveys. Starting today, you can craft even more effective forms by inserting images into survey questions or adding images as multiple choice or checkbox options in Forms on the web.

For example, a graphic designer might ask a business owner to to pick one of three different logos, pictures of which would be offered as multiple choice answers.

August 17, 2016

August 3, 2016

It's easy to migrate your mailing lists from CalMail to bConnected Lists!

 Migrate Your Mailing Lists

Need in-person support? Drop-by an upcoming user support session: