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McGill wins two awards for sustainable procurement strategy - IT Asset Management Regulation cited

The Green Electronics Council has honoured McGill as a 3-Star EPEAT Purchaser, while the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) gave McGill, along with Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, an Outstanding Case Study award for its Sustainable Procurement Strat...

Published: 2 Jun 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “You Are the Target” – 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: “You Are the Target”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 1 Jun 2016

Say goodbye to EVault archives

As you know, faculty and staff mailboxes will be migrated to Office 365 very soon, where you will have 50 GB of mail storage space. Therefore, IT Services will be decommissioning the Evault archiving service for Faculty and Staff.

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Published: 31 May 2016

LinkedIn 2012 Security Breach Update

LinkedIn members recently received an email from LinkedIn regarding the developments stemming from the 2012 data breach. This is not a new security breach and affects only LinkedIn passwords that have not been changed since June 2012.  

LinkedIn has taken immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts they believed might be at risk. Refer to the email from LinkedIn for more information.

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Published: 30 May 2016

Banner/Minerva service interruption - May 28, 10pm - 11pm

Banner and Minerva will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour Saturday night, May 28, from 10pm to 11pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Published: 27 May 2016

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:

Next Generation Sync client Supervisor access to OneDrive repository New instructional video

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Published: 26 May 2016

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 accoun...

Published: 18 May 2016

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: 16 May 2016

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....

Published: 12 May 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: SANS Video Library now available to all faculty and staff

The newest course in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  Register through myCourses. 

Published: 6 May 2016

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: 5 May 2016

New Service: Video @ McGill

IT Services is launching a new service called Video @ McGill. This Office 365 component allows faculty and staff members to request a video channel, where they can upload video content and grant viewing permissions to students, faculty and staff members. 

Students can also upload content when given the appropriate permissions by the channel owner.

Think of it as McGill's own private and secure YouTube service. 

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Published: 3 May 2016

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.

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Published: 1 May 2016

Security warning: Phishing & malicious attachments

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

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Published: 27 Apr 2016

Phishing scam: "Email Alert from: McGill University Admin"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Email Alert from: McGill University Admin". It is signed from Web Administrators McGill University, and urges the recipient to click a link to upgrade their email account. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 20 Apr 2016

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