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New web form for requesting changes to the Staff Directory

The Staff Directory (www.mcgill.ca/directory/staff) is a service provided to the McGill community and managed by IT Services. In the past, Telephone Coordinators were solely responsible for submitting revisions to the listing.

Published: 8Apr2015

Email delivery delays to Videotron

We are currently experiencing problems relaying mail to Videotron email addresses. You may experience delays in your email being delivered to a Videotron email address. This problem started on Monday, April 6, 2015; we are investigating and hopefully will resolve it shortly. Further updates will be posted here.

Published: 8Apr2015

Staff can now create up to 20 Guest Wireless Access accounts at a time

McGill staff members can now create up to 20 Guest accounts at a time by using the self-service Guest Network Account Creation form.

These accounts provide up to 30 days of wireless and/or McGill Network access (if the guest needs access to resources on the McGill network, departmental shares, etc.).

Published: 31Mar2015

NEW: OneDrive cloud file storage for Faculty and Staff

As of March 30, 2015, all faculty and staff have access to Microsoft OneDrive for Business, providing 1 Terabyte of FREE file space on which to store both non-work related files and some* work-related files.

Published: 30Mar2015

McGill’s phishing expedition

Educating computer users on the consequences of phishing is a challenge, especially since cybercriminals develop more sophisticated-looking emails and schemes every day. We’re all incredibly busy and bombarded with emails; even the most tech-savvy among us have fallen into their trap.Last week, IT Services phished all faculty and staff members of the McGill community. Yesterday, March 11, they did it again. Some people ask why is this necessary?

Read the full McGill Reporter article →

Published: 12Mar2015

Web VPN service no longer available to access Library e-resources as of March 16, 2015

As of March 16, 2015, the Web VPN service will only be available to access archived online courses in WebCT (Fall 2010 to Winter 2012).

Current students, faculty and staff can access Library e-resources via wireless network when on campus, and directly from the web browser via EZProxy or via McGill's VPN when off-campus.

Alumni, who cannot use the McGill VPN, are now able to access a subset of Library e-resources directly from your web browser by signing in wit

Published: 12Mar2015

McGill Password Security Questions (PSS) was decommissioned on February 23

As part of an ongoing effort to streamline services, the McGill Password Security Questions (PSS) tool was decommissioned on Monday, February 23. While this tool was initially launched with the goal of providing additional security questions and password reset functionality to our end-users, it essentially duplicated options that were already available in Minerva and caused user confusion.

Published: 5Mar2015

It's time for a phishing expedition

Periodically, IT Services will send out mock phishing emails to the McGill community as part of a proactive approach to increase awareness of the dangers of phishing. Users who click on a link in one of these emails will be redirected to a page informing them that they have participated in a phishing awareness exercise, and will be encouraged to learn how to identify and avoid falling victim to these types of scams.

Don’t want to wait and risk taking the bait? Sign up now for IT Services’ online Security Awareness training, or read more about spotting phishing scams:

Published: 17Feb2015

Latest Windows update for IE11 causes problems with Cisco AnyConnect client

The Cisco AnyConnect client software, which is used to connect to McGill's VPN, does not work after the Windows update for IE11 is installed. The error message displayed is:
"Failed to initialize connection subsystem".

Cisco and Microsoft are currently looking into the problem.

Published: 16Feb2015

Mathematica software now Free for Students

Mathematica, from Wolfram Research, is a powerful computational software used for mathematical modeling and data visualization.  McGill IT Services has been providing Mathematica to Faculy & Staff, and in computer labs across the University for the past few years.  Now it is also available to students via the McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software).

Published: 9Feb2015

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