Some errors may occur when performing certain updates on Banner/Minerva this morning. We are currently working on the solution. Your patience is appreciated.
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.
The Data Warehouse will be unavailable from 10 pm, Thursday, August 2, until 10 pm, Sunday, August 5, due to system maintenance. During this period, it will not be possible to generate reports or queries from the Data Warehouse. Nakisa will also be affected by this downtime.
Starting November 1, 2006, Internet Explorer version 7 (IE7) will be available for download directly from Microsoft. Normally, upgrade software is distributed automatically to the McGill community by NCS via the Central McGill WSUS system. However, due to the possibility that some web-based applications do not yet support IE7, NCS does not plan to release IE7 for automatic distribution.
In order to optimize our server resources, on Monday, May 1, at 5 pm we will archive all Winter 2005 courses, move the Winter 2005 semester offline and remove it from your myWebCT. All your course data will be preserved in this archive and all other semesters will remain unaffected. This will require no action on your part. As an instructor or course designer, if you require access to your Winter 2005 courses in the future, you should contact ICS Customer Support with your McGill ID and the full Course number, Section number and CRN (Example: ABCD-123-001 - 9876) of the Winter 2005 course. Your course content will be brought back online within 6 hours of the request being made.
The Office of the CIO has initiated a campus-wide agreement for MATLAB software.
Entre Nous with Sylvia Franke, Chief Information Officer: Old school excellence delivered by new school technology
She went from Toronto bike courier to lawyer to McGill's Chief Information Officer. She's Sylvia Franke and she has a high-tech story to tell.
The Instructional Communications Centre is hard at work bringing more high-tech services to teachers.
First real-time multichannel audio Internet demo uses software developed at McGill by members of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems. NYU dancers will perform to live music by the McGill Swing Band acquired as a 5-channel audio signal and streamed across a high-performance network.
The long awaited Information Commons and Café have opened in the Redpath library. Grab a coffee and pull up to one of the 69 computers.