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Pensions System Maintenance - Friday May 27, 11 pm until Saturday 7 pm

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28May201619:00

The McGill Pensions System will be unavailable this Friday May 27, from 11 pm to 7 pm Saturday, May 28 due to planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Faculty & staff email migrations starting May 29

After a successful pilot phase, including over 1200 volunteers and retired staff, we are now ready to begin migrating the remaining McGill faculty and staff mailboxes and resource accounts from McGill’s central email server to Exchange Online. Mailboxes will be migrated in batches beginning on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6pm and continuing through July. We will be starting with service units, and progressing by faculty/department in order to avoid issues with delegate/shared accounts (see Special Notes below).

Published: 18May2016

OneDrive for Business - changes coming June 7

The following changes will be made to McGill's OneDrive for Business cloud file storage service as of June 7, 2016:

Published: 26May2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Browsing” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Browsing”. Register through myCourses

Published: 16May2016

Changes to McGill’s Anti-Spam Filtering

Due to the increasing prominence of phishing and malware threats, McGill IT Services will be making some changes to the Anti-Spam Filtering Service. On Monday, May 16, 2016, we will lower the threshold of messages that are considered spam and quarantined.  This means, unless you have opted-out of the anti-spam quarantine system, more email messages may be blocked from reaching your Inbox.  We anticipate only about a 1% increase in the number of messages detected as spam.

Published: 12May2016

McGill websites affected by IT maintenance 10pm May 14

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Due to maintenance, McGill’s Web Publishing Services (Web Management System and WordPress) will be unavailable for approximately 15 minutes on Saturday, May 14, starting around 10:00 pm. McGill websites will be unavailable to site

Creating Attractive Websites Using the WMS

The Web Services Group held a special session for WMS site managers and editors on May 5, 2016, presenting tools to create attractive websites.

Did you attend? If so, complete the evaluation and provide your feedback.

Couldn’t make it or missed something? Watch the recording online.

 

Published: 5May2016

Resolved: Problem with telephone system - no external service

Status update - 8:40 am Monday, May 2, 2016
McGill IT Services wishes to inform you that call routing to and from external networks (inbound calls and outbound calls) was down on May 1st 2016 from 8AM to 10PM due to a major system failure of our telephony service provider Telus. The issue did affect multiple organizations and clients in various regions (greater Montreal area and other locations) and has now been declared as permanently fixed by Telus.

Published: 1May2016

Security warning: Phishing & malicious attachments

A series of phishing emails, some with malicious attachments, have been reported. Samples are shown below.

Please DO NOT click on any links or open any attachments, or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source. 

If you have already opened the attachment, you should contact your IT Administrator immediately! If you don't know who your IT Administrator is, contact the IT Service Desk.

Published: 27Apr2016

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