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Faculty & staff email migrations starting May 29

After a successful pilot phase, including over 1200 volunteers and retired staff, we are now ready to begin migrating the remaining McGill faculty and staff mailboxes and resource accounts from McGill’s central email server to Exchange Online. Mailboxes will be migrated in batches beginning on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6pm and continuing through July. We will be starting with service units, and progressing by faculty/department in order to avoid issues with delegate/shared accounts (see Special Notes below).

Published: 18May2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Browsing” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Browsing”. Register through myCourses

Published: 16May2016

Changes to McGill’s Anti-Spam Filtering

Due to the increasing prominence of phishing and malware threats, McGill IT Services will be making some changes to the Anti-Spam Filtering Service. On Monday, May 16, 2016, we will lower the threshold of messages that are considered spam and quarantined.  This means, unless you have opted-out of the anti-spam quarantine system, more email messages may be blocked from reaching your Inbox.  We anticipate only about a 1% increase in the number of messages detected as spam.

Published: 12May2016

Creating Attractive Websites Using the WMS

The Web Services Group held a special session for WMS site managers and editors on May 5, 2016, presenting tools to create attractive websites.

Did you attend? If so, complete the evaluation and provide your feedback.

Couldn’t make it or missed something? Watch the recording online.

 

Published: 5May2016

New Service: Video @ McGill

IT Services is launching a new service called Video @ McGill. This Office 365 component allows faculty and staff members to request a video channel, where they can upload video content and grant viewing permissions to students, faculty and staff members. 

Students can also upload content when given the appropriate permissions by the channel owner.

Think of it as McGill's own private and secure YouTube service. 

Published: 3May2016

Resolved: Problem with telephone system - no external service

Status update - 8:40 am Monday, May 2, 2016
McGill IT Services wishes to inform you that call routing to and from external networks (inbound calls and outbound calls) was down on May 1st 2016 from 8AM to 10PM due to a major system failure of our telephony service provider Telus. The issue did affect multiple organizations and clients in various regions (greater Montreal area and other locations) and has now been declared as permanently fixed by Telus.

Published: 1May2016

Security warning: Phishing & malicious attachments

A series of phishing emails, some with malicious attachments, have been reported. Samples are shown below.

Please DO NOT click on any links or open any attachments, or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source. 

If you have already opened the attachment, you should contact your IT Administrator immediately! If you don't know who your IT Administrator is, contact the IT Service Desk.

Published: 27Apr2016

Phishing scam: "Email Alert from: McGill University Admin"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Email Alert from: McGill University Admin". It is signed from Web Administrators McGill University, and urges the recipient to click a link to upgrade their email account. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 20Apr2016

Phishing scam sent to University-Elections list: Apple iTunes Mail

A phishing email was sent to the UNIVERSITY-ELECTIONS Listserv. It seems to comes from Apple, and asks the recipient to verify their login information.

Published: 4Apr2016

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