IT News You Can Use - June 13

Posted: June 13, 2022

Did You Know?

New Microsoft (link is external) features and add-ins will be available by the end of June . Personal Bookings, Accessibility Review and Mendeley Cite will be available to all faculty, staff and students at The Ohio State University. For a complete list of approved Office add-ins please see (link is external) . Learn more about Microsoft 365 third-party integrations and requesting add-ins.


Accessibility Tips and Tricks

When creating or editing content on your webpages in Drupal, be sure to check out our Drupal Accessibility page and pay close attention to Ediotra11y, the built-in accessibility checker for webpages.



Upcoming Work

  • On Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 P.M., ETS will start the process that updates all COE Linux systems (ETS managed systems only)Please ensure that any Linux systems you, or a group you manage uses, are powered on before June 29 to ensure they are updated and rebooted (kernel updates require reboots).  The process will take some time and will run overnight. We do not expect the update process to cause interruptions, but we recommend you save any open documents before 10:00 P.M. on June 29. 


  • On Thursday, June 30 at 7:15 A.M, ETS will reboot all the ETS managed Linux systems. Please save your work and logoff before 7:15 A.M. on June 30 to avoid losing any unsaved work.


If you encounter any issues on your Linux system(s) after 9:00 A.M. on June 30, please contact ETS by one of the methods below.  In the ticket description, please note it's a Linux system, the hostname of the system, and its location (if known), and someone will assist you as soon as they are available.