Please note that EXCHANGE mail server will be unavailable on Thursday, February 23 (tonight), from 10:00 pm to 10:30 pm, due to an upgrade. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up.
Please note that ICS Self Service, HEAT and the McGill University Central Software Distribution Site (ELMS e-academy) will be unavailable on Sunday, March 20, 2005 from 09h00 to 14h00, due to a system upgrade.
As of February 1, all email clients that are configured to use IMAP or POP (Outlook Express, Eudora, Entourage, etc.) to access McGill email must be using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). If you have not yet done so, please configure your email client to support SSL by following the instructions in the IT Knowledge Base article "Configure your email client to access McGill Exchange." Click on "More information" for a direct link to the instructions.
Installation of the latest security patches from Microsoft and updates to the web server will take place at 7:30 am on Monday, July 16, 2007. This will affect service to the network file server. During this time you may experience intermittent interruptions accessing files on your network drives, including the P: and R: drives.
Slow or unresponsive database connections when using Crystal Reports 11 corrected in system-wide fix
Time-outs and slow responses when accessing 10g databases with Crystal Reports have been eliminated. There is no need to maintain ODBC connections as a data source. Furthermore, it is now recommended that only native Oracle connections be used for Crystal Reports, i.e., New Reports > Standard Report Creation Wizard, then expand Create New Connection and select "Oracle Server."
We are currently experiencing a problem with WebCT Vista. We will update you when information is available.
The Exchange server is unavailable at this time. We will post more information when it becomes available.
Anti-Spam Quarantine Digest: Email addresses ending in @mcgill.ca will be subscribed on Friday, March 14
As you may know, beginning on February 20, 2008 McGill staff email addresses ending in @mcgill.ca were automatically opted into the McGill Anti-Spam Quarantine system (with the exception of those who had already opted out intentionally). However, subscription to the Quarantine Digest was not done at that time. Faculty and staff who were automatically opted-in will now also be subscribed to receive the digest email on Friday, March 14. The digest email will be delivered once a day, only if messages have been quarantined since the last digest.
The course evaluation period for regularly scheduled courses (lectures that end the week of April 7) will be available to students for completion on Minerva from March 17-April 12, 2008, inclusive.
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