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RESOLVED: Workday issues

Update: Tuesday July 5, 10:22 AM The issues some users were experiencing in accessing and using Workday have been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Original message: July 5, 10:00 AM

Some users are experiencing issues accessing Workday. We are working to resolve this issue. We appreciate your understanding.

Published: 5 Jul 2022

FAMIS access now on containment site as of June 15, 2022

As of June Wednesday, June 15, 2022 McGill's Facilities and Space Maintenance System, FAMIS will only be accessible through a remote connection to a secure "containment" environment. This is necessary because FAMIS only runs in Internet Explorer, which is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Published: 15 Jun 2022

Microsoft is retiring the Internet Explorer browser

Get ready for Microsoft Edge, a modern, faster, and more secure browsing experience than Internet Explorer! Starting June 1st, we’ll be retiring the Internet Explorer browser gradually on all McGill supported computers. Whether Internet Explorer is your primary browser, or you only use it for specific tasks, you’ll no longer be able to access Internet Explorer on your device after this date. Instead, we’re moving to Microsoft Edge as our recommended browser.

Published: 25 May 2022

uPrint price increase as of May 1, 2022

As of May 1, 2022, the price of printing impressions (print and copies) using the uPrint service will be increased to the following:

From:

Black and white impressions: $0.07/per impression Colour impressions: $0.23/per impression

To: (for all paper sizes)

Published: 26 Apr 2022

RESOLVED: Lecture recording is currently unavailable

The Lecture Recording System (LRS) is now available.

Original message, posted at 3:39 PM, April 7. 2022:

Lecture Recording is currently unavailable due to a technical problem. We are working to resolve the issue and apologize for any inconvenience.

We will update this announcement as new information becomes available.

Published: 7 Apr 2022

UPDATED: Wired and wireless connectivity issues at 5100 de Maisonneuve

Update (March 30, 2022)

The wired network outage at 5100 de Maisonneuve reported last week is ongoing. We have learned that the issue  was caused by a fire in the manhole, which damaged the fiber cable. Emergency teams from the City of Montreal are on site and we hope to be able to resolve the issue by early next week once their work is complete. Check back here for status updates.

Original message (March 23, 2022)

Published: 23 Mar 2022

Cartoon of the month

Cartoon caption: Of course I value my privacy ... that's why I only share my personal information with 700 of my closest friends! Do you trust 700 of your friends?

Share information with those who need to know. Do 700 people really need to know? Realize that when you put personal information in an email, or on social media, you may easily be sharing it with more people than you would want to.

Published: 16 Feb 2022

Teams meeting recordings to expire after 1 year

Starting February, 2022, all new Teams recording files will automatically be set to expire 365 days (one year) after they are recorded if no action is taken.

Note that since August, 2021, recordings are either stored in the OneDrive account of the person who started the meeting (for recordings started from outside a Teams channel), or in the Team's SharePoint site (for meetings started within a Teams channel).

Published: 1 Feb 2022

Tips to avoid issues with Zoom recordings

Tips for all McGill If you are signing into Zoom directly, go to https://mcgill.zoom.us - If you are not accessing Zoom through myCourses (recommended method), be sure to sign into McGill's zoom site with your McGill Username and Password, not the general Zoom.us site. Tips for instructors Automatically record meeting in the cloud  - It may seem obvious, but some professors have n
Published: 15 Jan 2022

IT Security improvement for all ICS-managed laptops starting on Monday, January 17, 2022

All ICS-managed Windows laptops will receive an important IT Security update starting on Monday, January 17, 2022. IT Services will deploy Cisco Umbrella to ICS-managed Windows laptop computers to further promote the safety and security of our computing environment and devices.  

What is Cisco Umbrella?  

Published: 13 Jan 2022

Introducing Gartner Technical Resource Library

In line with our strategic goal to be a first-class learning organization, McGill has engaged with Gartner, an industry-leading research and advisory service, to deepen and expand our insight into IT industry best practices and trends. We are pleased to announce that all members of the McGill community (administrative staff, academic staff, researchers, students) now have access to this Gartner resource.

Published: 10 Jan 2022
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