Windows 8

Windows 8: Compatibility with University of Pittsburgh Services

The following table summarizes the results of our Windows 8 testing. We tested University services with Internet Explorer 10 in both Windows 8 User Interface (UI) mode and Desktop mode.

PittNet (Wireless): Configuring Windows 8 for Wireless PittNet


If you are not able to connect to Wireless PittNet using our automated wizard, you can manually configure your computer using the steps in this help sheet.

Note: You must have installed the InCommon certificates before completing the instructions below. Refer to the help sheet titled Installing the InCommon and UserTrust Certificates (Windows) for details.

PittNet (Wired): Enabling and Disabling Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) on PCs


The University has begun enabling support for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), which is one of two versions of the Internet Protocol that is used to carry Internet traffic. Every device that is connected to a network and uses the Internet Protocol for communication acquires a unique number known as an IP address.   

The number of available IPv4 addresses will soon be exhausted. In many parts of the world, they have already been exhausted.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 15:08

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Computing Services and Systems Development will be sharing resources and hosting events throughout the month to help you keep your computing experience at Pitt safe.

  • Mark your calendar for CSSD’s third annual Cyber Security Scarehouse on October 29 in the William Pitt Union. 
  • Visit http://technology.pitt.edu/cybersecurity to browse helpful resources, learn about upcoming events, and explore weekly security topics.
  • Follow @pittcssd on Twitter for daily security tips.  

National Cyber Security Awareness Month