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Keyboard Shortcuts - Winter 2012

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Keyboard Shortcuts is a quarterly newsletter highlighting IT activities for the entire UCSB campus.

Identity Management Service

There are still 3,500 UCSBnetID's that need to be migrated to the new Identity platform.  Please use and become familiar with the Identity Migrator in anticipation of end-user questions.  Migrated UCSBnetIDs are required to use the new Identity Passport / UC Trust services that will be rolled out in the near future.

UCSB Procurement Gateway

UCSB plans to go live with the new UCSB Procurement Gateway on July 1, 2012.  If you would like to learn or become more involved in this project please join the Gateway Partners group.  The Partners group meets from 9:30-10:30am in the Marine Science Institute auditorium on the first Thursday of each month.  If you have any questions, please send them to

Kronos Timekeeping System

As announced in the November 2011 issue of the Operational Effectiveness (OE) newsletter, plans are underway to implement Kronos as the official timekeeping system at UCSB.

Campus Calendaring

The Campus Calendaring Workgroup presented their recommendation to the ITB, and at the November ITB meeting the ITB endorsed Office 365 as the Calendaring Standard for UCSB.  There is now work being done for a Proof of Concept evaluation of the resources and support implications for migrating existing Oracle Calendar and OIST email clients to Office 365.

Technology Infrastructure Fee

On 1/6/2012 the proposed Technology Infrastructure Fee (TIF) for FY 2012/2013 was announced for campus review.  The TIF would replace the existing RUAC IP address fee and the Data Network Surcharge on telephones was announced for campus review.  A FAQ is available with details.  On 2/2/2012 the proposal and feedback was submitted to the Income & Recharge Committee.


Oracle’s PeopleSoft payroll personnel software was selected for UCPath, the new UC system-wide Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources system. UCSB plans to start our implementation of UCPath in October 2013.  more...

North Hall Data Center

The new North Hall Data Center is nearing the time when it can receive equipment. You can find customer information about the NHDC here.  If you are considering putting equipment in the NHDC, please view the "Doing Business with NHDC" link, and follow the instructions there to submit an "Equipment Intake" form to start the process going.

UCSB Financial Information System

During the Fall, consultants were retained to help the campus determine the best solution for replacing our Financial Information System.  The decision was made to go with the cloud-based Oracle PeopleSoft Financial System.  The project is planned for two phases, with the first phase focusing on the back-end systems to minimize impact on departments.  The second phase would be on the pieces that directly impact departments.  More information and finalized plans will be forthcoming.

Mobile Web Framework

UCSB's implementation of the UCLA Mobile Web Framework (MWF) continues to grow. Pilot mobile websites have been developed in SIST to explore the features and use of MWF within the Division of Student Affairs.  The WSG is sponsoring a MWF workshop in May.  UC-wide collaboration is occurring with a Drupal developers sub-group organized by UCLA and additional sub-groups being planned to explore accessibility and .Net implementations.  more...

Letters & Sciences Information Technology

The LSIT Winter 2012 Update is available here.

IT Vendor Fair

The UCSB 2012 IT in Education Exposition will be May 18, 2012, in the UCSB Events Center. Please send contact information for your preferred vendors to Joe McLain at

UCSB Wireless Networking

Over 330 wireless access points have now been installed for the UCSB wireless network service.  For a list of covered locations go here.

UC Computing Support Conference

This year's The UC Computing Support Conference (UCCSC) will be at UC Berkeley on August 5 -7, 2012.

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