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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.

Published: 27Apr2015

Email delivery delays to Videotron and other email service providers

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.

Published: 23Apr2015

New web form for requesting changes to the Staff Directory

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.

Published: 8Apr2015

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


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

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

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.).

Published: 31Mar2015

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) downtime - April 1


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. 

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


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.

Campus Wireless maintenance Thursday, March 26


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.

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


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.

Maintenance on Knowledge Base service Saturday, March 28


On Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, McGill's Knowledge Base services will undergo maintenance to upgrade the underlying software.  Knowledge bases for Information Technology and Financial Service