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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

Phishing scam: "RE: ITSUPPORT"

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "RE: ITSUPPORT". The message says that your email will be blocked and you are advised to verify your email account by clicking on a fraudulent website. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

Published: 28Jan2015

Content Management System (CMS) December maintenance

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Please be advised that there will be maintenance on the Content Management System (CenterStage, Webtop & Captiva InputAccel) on Thursday, December 16 between 9pm to Friday, December 17 at 6am. During this time the system may be slow or it may be unavailable.

Note that parts of the Graduate Admissions System (uApply) rely on the CMS. Therefore application reviewers will not be able to view admissions documents when CMS is down.

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

Content Management System (CMS) November maintenance

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Please be advised that there will be maintenance on the Content Management System (CenterStage, Webtop & Captiva InputAccel) on Wednesday, November 18 between 9pm to Thursday, November 19 at 6am. During this time the system may be slow or it may be unavailable.

Note that parts of the Graduate Admissions System (uApply) rely on the CMS. Therefore application reviewers will not be able to view admissions documents when CMS is down.

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

Content Management System (CMS) October maintenance

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Please be advised that there will be maintenance on the Content Management System (CenterStage, Webtop & Captiva InputAccel) on Wednesday, October 21 between 9pm to Thursday, October 22 at 6am. During this time the system may be slow or it may be unavailable.

Note that parts of the Graduate Admissions System (uApply) rely on the CMS. Therefore application reviewers will not be able to view admissions documents when CMS is down.

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

Content Management System (CMS) September maintenance

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Please be advised that there will be maintenance on the Content Management System (CenterStage, Webtop & Captiva InputAccel) on Wednesday, September 16 between 9pm to Thursday, September 17 at 6am. During this time the system may be slow or it may be unavailable.

Note that parts of the Graduate Admissions System (uApply) rely on the CMS. Therefore application reviewers will not be able to view admissions documents when CMS is down.

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

Content Management System (CMS) August maintenance

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Please be advised that there will be maintenance on the Content Management System (CenterStage, Webtop & Captiva InputAccel) on Wednesday, August 19 between 9pm to Thursday, August 20 at 6am. During this time the system may be slow or it may be unavailable.

Note that parts of the Graduate Admissions System (uApply) rely on the CMS. Therefore application reviewers will not be able to view admissions documents when CMS is down.

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

Content Management System (CMS) July maintenance

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Please be advised that there will be maintenance on the Content Management System (CenterStage, Webtop & Captiva InputAccel) on Wednesday, July 15 between 9pm to Thursday, July 16 at 6am. During this time the system may be slow or it may be unavailable.

Note that parts of the Graduate Admissions System (uApply) rely on the CMS. Therefore application reviewers will not be able to view admissions documents when CMS is down.

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

NEW: McGill Shuttle Bus Tracker website

If you ride the inter-campus shuttle bus, you've probably found yourself waiting at the stop and wondering when it will arrive -- especially in these frigid January temperatures.

Published: 23Jan2015

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