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News and Announcements, 2006 - 2007

Mac OS Leopard Released (October 31, 2007)
Mac OS 10.5 Leopard is the latest version of Apple's UNIX-based desktop operating system and is the fifth significant update to Mac OS X. This version became available in stores on October 26, 2007. [more...]

Configuring Vista for Wireless at Penn (August 31, 2007)
New laptops running Windows Vista may have problems connecting for the first time to AirSAS and AirPennNet, the Penn wireless networks that serve the schools of Arts & Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, the Library, College Houses, Sansom Place, Wharton, and some Greek Houses. . [more...]

ISC Wins CIO Magazine's Announces CIO 100 Award (June 12, 2007)
Information Systems & Computing has been named a recipient of CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Award for 2007. [more...]

ISC Announces 3Q Stats (May 7, 2007)
Information Systems & Computing provides for staff training in addition to normal academic education offered through the University’s Tuition Benefit of up to six courses per year. [more...]

ISC Collaborates with Penn Schools and Centers on Podcasts (March 28, 2007)
Information Systems & Computing’s Penn Video Network works with Alumni Relations and the Office of University Communications to produce podcasts on a variety of topics. [more...]

Lenovo Announces 2nd Battery Recall Program (March 6, 2007)
Lenovo is recalling certain 9-cell lithium-ion, rechargeable batteries that were used with various models of their portable lines sold between November 2005 and February 2007. There is a possibility that these batteries can overheat, which could cause a fire risk. [more...]

2007 Daylight Savings Time (February 23, 2007)
Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been extended by four weeks. It will begin on the 2nd Sunday of March (March 11th) and end on the first Sunday of November (November 4th). This change will have an impact on many computer operating systems and on calendaring software. Microsoft and Apple have released patches for their more current operating systems that account for the new DST rules. In addition, most calendar software products have patches to correct for the new DST rules. [more...]

Windows Vista Released (January 29, 2007)
On January 30, 2007 Microsoft will release Vista, a new version of its Windows operating system. Not surprisingly, Vista is incompatible with certain other applications in use at Penn, and so Information Systems & Computing (ISC) recommends postponing adoption of Vista. [more...]

Microsoft Announces Office 2007 (January 29, 2007)
On January 30th, 2007 Microsoft released Office 2007 for Windows, the latest version of this software suite which includes applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Microsoft has substantially revised Office, providing a dramatically different 'Ribbon' interface and changes in a number of features. [more...]

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