McGill IT Services will soon begin moving all McGill Exchange mailboxes to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud service, which provides 50 GB of email storage space online.
The migration of student and alumni mailboxes will be completed over a period of approximately seven months, starting with the first batch of students in June. Faculty and staff mailboxes will be migrated once the student and alumni migrations are complete. If you are eager to have your student mailbox moved over, see the note below on early migration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
As of April 1st, the latest version of MATLAB® will be available for students to download for free via the McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software).
MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages.
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.
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.
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.