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Please note that email on the po-box server (@po-box.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable beginning Friday, August 5, 2005 at 18h00 until 18h00 Sunday, August 7, 2005 while maintenance is being done. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up. Note that this work is in preparation for increasing the size of po-box mailboxes.
10 pm Sat., July 23, 2005 to 10 am Sun., July 24, 2005.
Please note that email on the po-box server (@po-box.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable beginning Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 22h00 until 8h00 Monday, August 1, 2005 while maintenance is being done. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up.
New students should note that they will not be able to set up and use their McGill email account until the next business day after they register.
Please note that the PO-BOX mail server (po-box.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable on Monday, July 11, 2005 from 8:00 am to 8:30 am, due to a maintenance procedure. Incoming mail for PO-BOX users will be queued and delivered when service is restored.
Further to our previous announcement, 90% of telephone service has been restored to all McGill buildings in the affected area surrounded by des Pins Ave. W., McTavish St., Docteur-Penfield Ave. and de la Montagne St. NCS is working to have full normal service restored by 17h00 today — or 09h00 tomorrow morning (July 7, 2005) at the very latest. McGill NCS apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates your patience and understanding.
The following McGill buildings are experiencing telephone problems today: Education, McIntyre, Stewart Biology, 3605 Mountain, Rabinovitch, Duggan, Hosmer, Chancellor Day Hall, All Law Building on Peel Street. We will provide more information when it becomes available.
A new online Student Directory is now available by clicking on the "Student directory" link at the top right of the McGill home page (and coming to a McGill web page near you within the next week or so). Inclusion in this directory is at the student's discretion (by default you are not included). If you are a student and you want to appear in this directory, you must log in to Minerva, go to the "Student Menu," click on "Student Directory" and choose the email address and/or a phone number to publish. You can also decide who can see your information: the world (everyone) or only the McGill community (those who first log in with McGill credentials). You can make it easier for your fellow students and colleagues to contact you by opting in to the Student Directory. Encourage others to opt in as well. The more students participate, the more effective the directory will be.
An online directory of McGill students is now available. It features public pages that are viewable by anyone as well as community pages that are viewable by the McGill community only. Students choose via Minerva which type of page will house their contact information, or if any of their contact information will be put on McGill web pages at all (the default setting for each student is "do not publish"). Information chosen to be published is accessed on the McGill University student directory page.
Please note that due to maintenance on Call Pilot, voicemail will be unavailable from 18h00 to 20h00 on Monday, June 20, 2005. During this period you will be unable to access your voice mailbox or leave messages. Any pre-existing messages will remain in your voice mailbox.
Some users may experience problems accessing the network once they are logged into VPN. We are currently working on resolving this problem.
Announcement on behalf of the Interim Provost and CIO, Anthony C. Masi: Effective 16 June 2005, Dialup Access Services (DAS) will be provided free of charge to all academic staff. The provision of free DAS removes the previous restrictions of only four free hours for academic staff and free monthly use only for instructors who used DAS to access WebCT. For full details regarding this new amendment and all applicable conditions, please see the NCS DAS policy page. For questions regarding these changes, please contact ICS Customer Support (online) or by phone at 514-398-3398.
10 pm Sat., June 18, 2005 to 10 am Sun., June 19, 2005.
On Sunday, June 12, from 12 am to 2 am, there will be a scheduled hardware upgrade to the WebCT Campus Edition server and therefore WebCT will be out of production for that time. The upgrade will mainly address a number of hardware performance issues that will speed up the server backup times. The upgrade will be completely transparent from a user's point of view, since the user interface will remain untouched.
We are pleased to announce the 2005-2006 Academic Laptop Program.