As a Harvard College student, your email, calendaring, and social applications are supported by Google. Your college.harvard.edu account is a Gmail account. It also gives you access to the Google Education Suite, including: Drive, Hangouts, Chats, Calendar, Sites and more. You do not have access to Microsoft Exchange products, which include, Outlook online, Calendar online and Skype for Business. You do have access to most Microsoft products including: SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Forms and the Office Online for Education suite.
HUIT-managed Windows and Mac OS X computers can have their data automatically backed-up using CrashPlan Backup service. Depending on departmental licensing agreements, there may be an additional charge for this service; ask your manager for more details.
When running CrashPlan for the first time, please be sure you are on the wired Harvard network or wireless with VPN. Computers used by more than one person need a shared machine backup account. Shared… Read more about How do I start CrashPlan backup?
On September 20, 2016, Apple released macOS Sierra (10.2). Starting December 5, HUIT is pleased to announce support for all new Apple desktops and laptops equipped with macOS Sierra. Since some older applications do not properly function with 10.12 and the upgrade process may render your computer non-operational, HUIT recommends that you do not upgrade your existing Apple computer to the Sierra operating system without contacting email@example.com… Read more about macOS Sierra Update
On Thursday, December 1, 2016, HUIT will begin deploying new PCs with Windows 10. We have thoroughly tested Windows 10 with Harvard's common applications and are excited to now offer this updated operating system and its benefits to our customers. You can find more information about Windows 10 and some quick-help videos at:
Now you can have your voice mail delivered directly to your Harvard email account. There is no additional cost for this service and it is available to all Harvard voice mail users. To enable this feature and learn more about the options you have regarding storage of voice mail messages please contact UC Customer Support by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5-4900.
HUIT offers a mailing list service to Harvard affiliates (using Mailman, an open-source mailing list system). While HUIT provides and maintains the Mailman service for its clients, individual faculty or staff members administer each list as the list owner.
Mailman allows list subscribers and owners to utilize and manage a robust bulk mailing platform using a web interface or by sending email-based commands. Mailman also offers a number of configurable options for individual list owners, including spam filtering and list archiving. Read more about CALists Mailing Lists
Office 365’s powerful cloud-based suite of tools makes it easy to securely share files and collaborate with colleagues across the University and outside of Harvard.
Office 365 will be available University wide, and for the first time, all Harvard faculty and staff will have access to the same email, calendar, and file sharing platform to support and foster collaboration, organization, and efficiency.
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Centrally maintained administrative data for authorized users in Finance, Human Resources, Research Administration, Student Billing & Loan, Registrar, Alumni, and account and directory systems; Access to transaction data as well as historical data that resides in the Harvard Data Warehouse. Read more about Data and Reporting Services