Monthly Archives: October 2011

Server Maintenance on Thursday, October 13, 2011

UPDATE: Maintenance was successfully completed.

On Thursday, October 13, 2011, we will be performing our normal system maintenance to all servers and network equipment.

The maintenance window will last from 7:00 PM til 1:00 AM.

The following services will have one or two small outages:
(You can continue to work, but may have brief pauses while services restart)

The following services will be unavailable from 7PM to 10:30PM:

The following services will be unaffected during the maintenance window:

  • HPCC system

Future maintenance windows are scheduled for Thursday nights from 7PM to 1AM on the following dates:

  • 11/10/2011
  • 12/18/2011
  • 01/12/2012
  • 02/16/2012
  • 03/15/2012

Fall 2011 Computer Training Schedule

Brush up on your analytical and project management skills this fall!

The Department of Information Technology is pleased to offer our fall computer training series for faculty, staff, and researchers.

Fall 2011 courses include:

  • Introductory MS Excel 2010
  • Intermediate MS Excel 2010
  • Advanced MS Excel 2010
  • Introduction to MS Project 2010
  • Introduction to MS Access 2010 (2-day course)
  • Introduction to MS Visio 2010

The courses are offered free of charge and are conveniently located in the Kresge LL10 computer laboratory.  Courses are taught by New Horizons, HSPH’s training partner, and include an excellent workbook.

To sign up for courses and to view course descriptions, please visit:

Sign Up Early!  Classes have been consistently selling out.

Microsoft Software

Please be reminded that Microsoft Office 2010 is available to HSPH faculty, staff, and researchers free of charge for installation on Harvard-owned machines.  Please contact the HSPH Helpdesk, 432-HELP for further information.

Additional Computer Training Opportunities

The Harvard Center for Workplace Development offers courses in Cambridge on a variety of topics, including Adobe In-Design, Illustrator, and Photoshop; MS Access, FileMaker, and MS Office.  Please visit for additional information and registration.

Look for additional HSPH training announcements and opportunities later this fall on new products such as Confluence wiki and Qualtrics online survey software, as well as a new online training option in our Instructional Computing Facility.

If you have suggestions for future training courses, please contact Deane Eastwood, Assistant IT Director, 432-3613,

Thank you,
Department of Information Technology