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Problems with several IT systems

We are currently experiencing system problems affecting several IT services. Email and file servers were slow between 3:30pm and 5:15pm today, and the following services are currently unavailable: agora.mcgill.ca, qnomy(ICS) and avanti(printing). We are investigating the situation and appreciate your patience. For updated status reports, please phone the NCS status line at 514-398-8255.

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Published on : 07 Nov 2008

Scheduled maintenance of network jacks in Frank Dawson Adams Building, Saturday Nov 8

Maintenance to the Frank Dawson Adams Building network system will take place Saturday, November 8. The building will have no network connectivity from approximately 6:00 am - 9:00 pm for jacks that terminate in the ground floor Telco Closet. The 2nd and 3rd floor will have no network connectivity from approximately 6:00am - 10:00 am. Affected users have already been alerted.

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Published on : 07 Nov 2008

Grade Submission for 200809 Term opens Tuesday, November 18 at 9:00 am

This is to inform you that Grade Submission and Grade Approval for the 200809 Term opens on Tuesday, 18 November 2008 at 9:00 a.m. As of this date, instructors may submit final grades on Minerva or through myCourses and Faculty Student Affairs Offices may approve final grades on Minerva.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2008

Scheduled maintenance of network jacks in McConnell Engineering Building, Saturday Nov 1

Maintenance to the McConnell Engineering Building network system will take place Saturday, November 1. The building will have no network connectivity from approximately 9:00 am - 9:00 pm for jacks that terminate in the 4th floor Telco Closet. Affected users have already been alerted.

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Published on : 31 Oct 2008

Time change on Sunday Nov. 2 - Impact on myCourses

Students and instructors, please note that timed components scheduled for Nov. 2, 2008 will be released and closed 1 hour later than originally specified, due to the change to Daylight Saving Time.

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Published on : 31 Oct 2008

myFuture downtime tonight

myFuture will be unavailable tonight (October 30) at 6:00 p.m. for approximately 5 minutes.

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Published on : 30 Oct 2008

Brief myMcGill downtime Wednesday, October 29

The myMcGill portal will be unavailable Wednesday, October 29, 2008 from 6:30 to 6:45 am approximately, for scheduled system maintenance.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2008

New features for Financial Aid and Awards in Minerva

The following new items are now available for students in the Financial Aid Menu in Minerva: View My Financial Aid and Awards, View My McGill Loan Activity. Please click on this announcement for further details.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2008

Critical Vulnerability in Windows Server Service

Please be advised Microsoft has released a critical update (id MS08-067)to address an RPC vulnerability in Windows operating systems. Refer to the Information Security Alerts page at http://www.mcgill.ca/infosec/news/ for details.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2008

Scheduled BlackBerry service maintenance

Maintenance on the BlackBerry server will be performed on Thursday, October 23, 2008 starting at 11:30pm and lasting around an hour. Blackberry services will be interrupted during this period.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2008

Wireless service maintenance

Maintenance on the Wireless service will be performed on Friday, October 24, 2008 starting at 5:00 a.m. and lasting around two hours. During this time wireless users at the downtown and MacDonald campuses, including Residences, may experience some connectivity issues for around 15 minutes.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2008

Email migration to Exchange Server 2007

Between Friday October 24 and mid-December, McGill Student email accounts will be migrated from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007. If your mailbox is migrated, you will notice a slight change in the user interface when you access your email, but no loss of functionality. There will be a very brief downtime of approximately 5 to 10 minutes during this upgrade.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2008

Possible slowdown in internet connection for Macdonald residences tonight

Macdonald campus may experience slower internet performance from 12 midnight to 6 am Friday, Oct. 24.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2008

Brief downtime this evening for McGill web pages and various IT services

Some IT services will be unavailable for approximately 10 minutes each, between 10 pm and 11 pm this evening, due to system maintenance

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Published on : 21 Oct 2008

New mail portlet on myMcGill

A new mail portlet is now available on your myMcGill home page.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2008