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Update: uPrint Anywhere issues

Update - Nov. 10, 2015: To address the issue reported below, the uPrint service has been reconfigured so that the body of the email message is not sent to the uPrint system, and only attached files can be printed. See this announcement.

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Published: 6 Nov 2015

Phishing scam: "McGill University Update"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users that a virus has been spotted on "our Sever" and the user must take action to avoid shut down of their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 2 Nov 2015

Phishing scam: "From: Royal Bank of Canada"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users to verify their information on a new secure server. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 30 Oct 2015

Audiovisual equipment loans extends hours from 9 am to 4:45 pm

The Audiovisual Equipment Loans office at 688 Sherbrooke West, room 285 will now be open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm. The office at Macdonald campus is open from 9 to 5.

This office lends AV equipment, such as digital cameras, video cameras, projectors, screens and more, to instructors, staff and students.  Make sure to call and reserve what you need in advance.

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Published: 28 Oct 2015

Share your phishing stories with us

Article from the McGill Reporter, posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

“I still don’t know what I clicked on or did. But for months now, people keep complaining about emails they get from me that I didn’t send. With links to strange websites.”

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Published: 23 Oct 2015

Update for Mac OS X El Capitan fixes issues with Office 2016

Apple has released a new update, OS X 10.11.1, which addresses the previously announced compatibility issues with Office 2016....

Published: 22 Oct 2015

New: Register gaming consoles and other non-WPA2 devices for use in McGill residences

Students in McGill residences can now access the wireless network in REZ with their gaming consoles, such as Sony’s Playstation, Microsoft’s Xbox, and other devices that don't support the WPA2-Enterprise standard.

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Published: 19 Oct 2015

Update: Office 2016 updates to address issues on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Update - Oct. 26, 2015: Apple has released an update to El Capitan, OS X 10.11.1, which addresses the issues with Office 2016 reported below. See the announcement in ComputerWorld.

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Published: 13 Oct 2015

Phishing scam: "Confirm Your Account"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users their mailbox limit has been exceeded, and emails are being rejected. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 7 Oct 2015

Phishing scam - ITS Help Desk Alert

A phishing email is circulating which appears to invite the recipient to update their email account to take advantage of improved features. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 7 Oct 2015

iOS 9 mobile users: consider disabling the Wi-Fi Assist feature

If your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 9, you may want to disable a new feature called Wi-Fi Assist. If you're somewhere where your Wi-Fi signal is deemed to be too slow or unreliable, it will switch to use your data connection.

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Published: 28 Sep 2015

Introducing Yammer - McGill's social network

Want to start a book club or recruit people for a research project? Or maybe you just want to buy a used coffee table? Try Yammer.

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Published: 28 Sep 2015

RESOLVED - myCourses: users unable to access

12:15PM - myCourses is now fully accessible.

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The myCourses Learning Management System is currently inaccessible for many users. Users may be unable to access the system or navigation may be slow.

The system provider is looking into the issue; we apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Published: 21 Sep 2015

EndNote Mac users: hold off on installing Office 2016

EndNote X7 is not currently compatible with Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac. The vendor, Thomson Reuters, will be releasing a free patch for it in September or October. In the meantime, Office 2011 is available for free to McGill students, faculty, and staff through the Office 365 site.

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Published: 14 Sep 2015

Phishing scam - You have been selected to participate in a survey

Currently a phishing email is circulating, which appears to invite the recipient to participate in an anonymous survey about experiences with McGill University. 

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Published: 9 Sep 2015

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