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Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud
Aug. 8, 2022
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Written by Milan Stanic, Director of IT Communications

Beginning August 9, 2022, all Princeton faculty, staff and students will have free access to more than twenty leading industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

SonicWall VPN to be retired December 2022
July 26, 2022
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Written by Milan Stanic, Director of IT Communications

SonicWall Secure Remote Access, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that creates a secure connection between your device and the campus network, will be retired on December 15, 2022 and replaced by GlobalProtect. 

Improvements to gaming service on Servicenet wireless network
July 15, 2022
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Written by Milan Stanic, Director of IT Communications

Servicenet is a high speed, low latency wireless network, enhanced to improve gaming support on the campus wireless network. 

Now it’s easier than ever to access academic software anywhere
Sept. 9, 2021
Introducing Princeton Virtual Desktops (PVD), a new, more flexible way to access the software you may need for your classwork, whether you’re a student, researcher, faculty member or staff.
My PrincetonU: a new tool for managing campus groups and events
June 30, 2021

My PrincetonU, hosted by CampusGroups, is a new community engagement application for student organizations, campus organizations, and departments, with powerful tools for group membership, events, member communication, and more.

Internet service checks with Tiger Speed
Aug. 25, 2020

Having trouble with your Internet connection when participating in or giving online lectures?  Use the Tiger Speed tool to test upload, download, and ping speeds to Princeton University, which together can determine the strength and adequacy of your Internet service.

Try out Tiger Speed…

ISO position on the security of devices while in China
Aug. 20, 2020

In response to several campus inquiries, the ISO has published a position paper on the security and access of personal devices while in China. The paper provides security best practices when in countries where access may be problematic. It is published to the ISO position paper library at

Research computing mini-courses/workshops in the fall
Aug. 20, 2020

Starting this fall, we have a full lineup of virtual programs heading your way! We have 35 offerings that are either instructor-led mini courses or online workshops for you to immerse yourself in.  We hope you join us! 

The fall trainings cover a broad range of topics including: 

Using the Research Computing Clusters  High…
AddTrust External CA Root certificate expires May 30
May 27, 2020

The legacy AddTrust External CA Root certificate is scheduled to expire on May 30, 2020. 

In most cases, we anticipate no issues. However, as the date for certificate expiration approaches, you should be aware of a few potential risks that pertain to specific LDAP and OPEN/SSL configurations.  Applications that act as an LDAP client,…

Keep Calm & Zoom On
April 3, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Zoom users at Princeton, and throughout the world, had increased exponentially. As a result, there has been increased scrutiny around the security and privacy of Zoom.

OIT's Information Security Office (ISO) has added a new blog post titled "Zoom & Security: Keep Calm & Zoom On"…

Website details tools for Work Continuity
March 24, 2020

There can be many reasons for working remotely.  When the need comes, being prepared in advance is key.  The Web Continuity website provides information about technology tools and resources offered at Princeton that can help you successfully work from an alternate location. The content on the site provides recommendations and instructions from…

Latest information related to Covid-19
March 8, 2020

For the latest University guidance regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus) for students, faculty and staff, see the University’s Emergency Management website, accessible from the link below. The site includes updated guidance for travel and hosting visitors on campus, as well as advice for faculty and staff.

Research Computing Help Sessions: “The Best Thing That Happened For Our Research"
Jan. 31, 2020
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Written by Bennett McIntosh

It's Thursday afternoon on the 2nd floor of Lewis Science Library, and a brightly-furnished conference room is filling up fast. A few excited regulars have shown up early: grad students and research scientists eager to keep moving their research forward. Newcomers—some apprehensive, some curious—trickle in, signing in at the laptop by the door…

New learning management system coming to Princeton starting spring 2020
Oct. 11, 2019

A new online learning management system (LMS) is coming to Princeton, starting in the spring of 2020.  The new LMS, called Canvas@Princeton will replace Blackboard as the tool to support courses at Princeton and course collaboration between faculty and students.

The Canvas Implementation Team, led by the McGraw Center with technical…

eduroam primary wireless service as 'puwireless' retires on June 20
June 18, 2019

On Thursday, June 20, the Princeton 'puwireless' wi-fi network officially retires.  

To prepare for this service shutdown you should transition all devices currently connected to puwireless to eduroam (or to servicenet, for devices that cannot connect to eduroam.  Go to https://servicenet.princeton.edu to register).

LastPass for faculty and staff - starting in June
May 31, 2019

Managing passwords can be difficult, but a secure password manager can help you be more efficient by generating, remembering, organizing, and filling in your passwords. Princeton has partnered with LastPass to provide students, faculty, and staff with the benefits of LastPass.  LastPass will be officially offered to faculty and staff in June…

Email moves to Office 365 Exchange Online for faculty, staff and graduate students
April 22, 2019
OIT begins the project to move and upgrade faculty, staff and graduate student email and calendaring to Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online—Microsoft's cloud-based email and calendaring application.    
5th annual IT Unconference - June 6
April 18, 2019
Princeton University is holding its fifth annual IT Unconference on June 6 from 8am to 5pm. Sponsored and facilitated by OIT, the day-long event hosts attendees who drive the agenda and lead discussions around chosen themes and topics. There's sure to be engaging IT sessions to stimulate your mind... and breakfast and lunch to satisfy your appetite.
A new way to register devices to the Princeton network
Feb. 11, 2019

Needing to register technology to the Princeton network and looking for the host database to do so?  From now on, you'll be heading over to OIT's Services Now at Princeton (SN@P) portal. 

Beginning Monday, January 28, SN@P will be the place to go for all new wired network registrations and servicenet wireless registrations.  The URL…

Usability Lab now open for user research business
Jan. 21, 2019

OIT's User Experience Office (UXO) adds a Usability Lab to the set of resources it offers to support campus partners in their efforts to achieve highly usable, user-centered and accessible designs and products. 

The lab is located in Green Hall and provides a space where the campus community can:

Conduct user research Plan…
New and changing wireless network services
Jan. 21, 2019

There are changes to Princeton University’s wireless network services that may impact the way you and your visitors wirelessly connect devices to the network.  A summary of the changes that took effect on November 20 follows. For more details see

Carol Kondrach joins Princeton as new Deputy CIO
Dec. 17, 2018

OIT is pleased to announce that Carol Kondrach will be joining Princeton and OIT as the new Deputy CIO. 

Carol comes to Princeton from Rider University and has spent 25 years in roles with progressively increasing responsibility.  During her time at Rider, she served in a variety of roles ranging from technical support staff and…

UXO Accessibility Workshop
June 27, 2018

The User Experience Office is offering a 2-Day Accessibility Workshop featuring Jon Gunderson Ph.D., the Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology Accessibility at the University of Illinois.

Event Details
July 12 & 13, 8 AM - 5 PM
701 Carnegie Center
Breakfast and Lunch served
CPACC…