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Skype for Business client: coming soon for Windows Lync users

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:06

Recently, Microsoft released Skype for Business to replace Lync. This new version of Skype is a hybrid of the Lync client that you use here at McGill, and the Skype client you may use at home. IT Services will be deploying the new client to supported McGill faculty & staff users starting on May 13. It will include:

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We've looked at clouds from both sides now

Mon, 2015-04-27 18:08
Cloud Data Storage Directive

No one can deny that cloud services offer the most affordable solution for file storage. Never before has our consumption of video and audio been higher and we seem to have an insatiable need for more space. The packrats among us are no doubt thrilled about the virtually limitless and often free space provided by the cloud -- it's like having a spare room in a magic dimension that lets you keep a much as you like without seeing the mess.

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Email delivery delays to Videotron and other email service providers

Thu, 2015-04-23 16:04

Periodically, there is a delay in delivering mail from McGill to Videotron, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Sympatico email addresses. This mainly occurs when sending a large number of emails (several hundred and up) at once as part of a McGill mailing list (such as a LISTSERV).

IT Services is investigating the issue. Further updates will be posted here.

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New web form for requesting changes to the Staff Directory

Wed, 2015-04-08 12:28

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.

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McGill Software site unavailable Tuesday, April 7 from 7am to 9am

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:00 - 09:00

The McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software) will be unavailable due to maintenance on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 for approximately 2 hours starting at 7 am.

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

Tue, 2015-03-31 16:15

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.).

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) downtime - April 1

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:30 - 08:30

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled downtime on Wednesday, April 1, between 6:30 am and 8:30 am. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

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Pension System Maintenance - Saturday, March 28, 7 am to 7 pm

Sat, 2015-03-28 07:00 - 19:00

The McGill Pensions System will be unavailable on Saturday, March 28, from 7 am to 7 pm due to planned maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Campus Wireless maintenance Thursday, March 26

Thu, 2015-03-26 04:45 - 07:45

Maintenance will be performed on the campus and REZ wireless networks on Thursday, March 26, 2015 starting at 4:45 am and lasting approximately 3 hours. You may be disconnected from the wireless network for a brief period of time (approximately 5 to 10 minutes) during the maintenance period.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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myMcGill portal down for maintenance Sunday, March 22 between 10am - noon

Sun, 2015-03-22 10:00 - 12:00

The myMcGill portal will be down for maintenance on Sunday morning, March 22, 2015 between 10:00 am and noon. The maintenance work might take from 10 minutes up to two hours. If you are connected during that time, you will lose your connection and will have to reconnect. We apologize for any inconvenience to you.

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