IT Services news
Support for VHS technology is being phased out of McGill classrooms because VCRs are no longer being manufactured. When a VCR breaks it will no longer be fixed or replaced and new installations will not include VCRs. In larger classrooms a Blu-ray device will be installed.
The McGill MarketPlace (MMP) is currently unavailable due to technical issues. The service provider is investigating the cause of the disruption. Thank you for your patience.
New ability to upload admissions requirements through Minerva improves service to applicants, reduces paper waste and increases efficiency
IT Services and Enrolment Services have introduced a new functionality to Minerva that allows many applicants to McGill to upload their required documents (e.g., unofficial transcripts) for admission. Read the full announcement for details.
On Tuesday, November 1, 2011 changes will be made to the McGill wireless network, which may require some users to reconfigure their wireless connection settings. (1) the WPA wireless protocol/security type will no longer be supported; you must select WPA2 or WPA2-Enterprise (2) The TKIP data encryption type will no longer be supported; you must select AES. Read the full article for details.
Attention all BlackBerry users: Due to a global problem with Research in Motion's BlackBerry messaging services, BlackBerry users can expect sporadic delays when sending and receiving emails. The problem also affects browsing, BBM and PIN messaging.
IT Services’ new CL2Go application (CL2Go stands for "Contact Lists To Go") allows users of mobile devices to keep the most current work contact information of their fellow co-workers, committee members or key departmental contacts, at their fingertips at all times.
Ever wished that McGill's online campus maps could be easier to navigate and understand? McGill's new maps have just launched, and they're based on something we can all wrap our heads around: Google Maps.
Email messages addressed to Yahoo domains (yahoo.com, yahoo.ca, etc.) from McGill mail servers are currently being delayed. It seems the Yahoo server has "greylisted" McGill email, probably due to a large quantity of emails coming from McGill within a short period of time. Delivery delays can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 4 hours, depending on the yahoo destination server.
During the current MUNACA strike, the EVault "Delete Messages" feature has been been disabled for all mailboxes. Non-MUNACA Evault users who wish to have this feature re-enabled can contact the ICS Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514-398-3398.
There is currently an intermittent problem with the McGill wireless network, on campus and in REZ. Some users have reported being unable to connect to certain websites, such as Facebook, Yahoo and others. Our technical staff members are working with the external Internet service provider to resolve the issue.
An attempt to resolve network file server issues last night (Sept 7) was not successful. Some users are still experiencing intermittent problems accessing their network drives. Please check announcements on the IT Services site for updates (www.mcgill.ca/it).
There is currently a problem with McGill file servers that mainly affects administrative staff members. When attempting to access your shared network drives, you may receive the error message that they are "not accessible". Technical staff are looking into the issue and hope to resolve it as quickly as possible.
In light of the labour disruption at McGill University, there are some important effects on MUNACA employee accounts, also, the IT services listed at the bottom of this message will be limited or temporarily suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your patience.
Due to the labour disruption at McGill University, default out-of-office replies have been automatically created for the email accounts of employees on strike. We wish to assure these employees that even though autoreply settings on their accounts have been temporarily changed, no password or any other sensitive personal information was revealed in the process.