Starting today, August 19, McGill students have free access to the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps. You may download and install it on up to five compatible personal devices, including PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones and tablets.
As long as you’re a student at McGill University, you’ll be able to continue to use Office 365 ProPlus at no charge, and will receive automatic software updates.
IT Services will roll out additional features of Office 365 in future phases, including:
Maintenance that was started last week on the Enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN) will be finalized on Tuesday, August 12 from 9:00pm to 9:45pm.
As a result, some staff home folders (R: drives) and some departmental file shares on the central file servers will be unavailable for approximately 30 to 45 minutes during this maintenance period.
Before the maintenance: Save and close all files on your departmental server before 9 pm Tuesday, Aug. 12.
A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Login Error Detected". Two samples of the email are shown below.
McGill's Software Licensing site will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation on Tuesday, August 12, between 7 - 9am. The system will be unavailable during this period.
The Software Licensing site is part of McGill's campus software program, providing easy access to centrally licensed software used in teaching, research and administration at the University.
If you’re a McGill student, in August you’ll have free access to download and use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on your PC, Mac, or iPad.
The Office 365 ProPlus subscription license for students includes:
File storage maintenance - Tues. Aug. 5, 2014 from 9pm to midnight - interruptions to several services
Maintenance will be done on the Enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN) on Tuesday, August 5 from 9pm to midnight.
The following McGill services will be unavailable for approximately 15 to 30 minutes any time during this maintenance period:
- All Staff and Student home folders (R: & P: drives)
- All departmental file shares on the central file servers
- Evault Archives and Indexing
Before the maintenance: Save and close all files on your departmental server before 9 pm Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Due to maintenance on the Bcooltv streaming service on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Live-Event Capture and Broadcast AV Streaming will be unavailable from 7 to 8 am. Lecture recordings will be unavailable for 30 minutes during this downtime.
IT Security Alert: VoiceMail Phishing Scam - Several attempts are circulating with an attached .zip file
Several phishing attempts are circulating from different senders with different file attachment names. A sample email has the subject line: "You have received a new VoiceMail". Find a sample of this email below.
Please delete any suspcious email immediately! They do 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.
Due to RISQ maintenance, there will be no wired network connectivity in the Gault Nature Reserve from Friday, August 8, at 11:00 pm until 4:00 am Saturday August 9. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Due to preventive maintenance, there will be no electricity in Laird Hall on Macdonald campus on Wednesday, July 23 from 6 to 10am.
While emergency power will still be available, power will not be available for other services (such as wireless) or for computers.
If you work in the building, you are advised to shut down your computer before leaving on Tuesday, July 22.