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Win lunch for 2 at Lola Rosa - Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 contest

Win lunch for 2 at Lola Rosa - Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 contest

Published: 15 Oct 2021

Congratulations to the grand prize winner!

Congratulations to Mehak Khanna, winner of the IT Virtual Student Fair Apple Watch Giveaway! Mehak was randomly selected from a list of McGill students who attended the IT Virtual Student Fair on September 10th, 2021.

Published: 15 Oct 2021

RESOLVED: Network reboot successful

UPDATE - posted at 12:22 pm on October 12 The network reboot was successful and all services are now operational. We are continuing to monitor the situation. Note that lectures recorded using the on campus LRS were not affected.

UPDATE - posted at 11:45 am on October 12 To resolve internet and VPN issues, we will need to reboot our firewalls immediately.

Published: 12 Oct 2021

Skype for Business messaging ends Oct 15 – switch to MS Teams

Faculty and staff members: If you are still using Skype for Business "On premise" for text messaging and video/audio calls, please switch to Microsoft Teams, the recommended application for internal McGill communications. As of October 15, 2021, faculty and staff members (except those who were given a Skype/Lync phone) will no longer be able to sign into the Skype for Business app.

Published: 5 Oct 2021

Congratulations to the grand prize winner!

Congratulations to Mehak Khanna, winner of the IT Virtual Student Fair Apple Watch Giveaway! Thank you to all students who took the time to get to know McGill’s IT services and made our virtual student fair such a success.

If you missed the virtual student fair, it’s not too late to catch up. You can watch the recording here and check out some of these resources:

Published: 4 Oct 2021

Cartoon of the month

Cartoon caption: If only I could get frequent flyer miles for the travels of my personal information! Personal information travels worldwide!

Be careful in how and with who you share your personal information.

 

 

Illustration provided by: The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada 

Published: 17 Sep 2021

Contest now closed - thank you to all who entered!

The Welcome to campus - IT Prize Giveaway contest is now closed. Thank you to all who participated! 

Published: 2 Sep 2021

Returning to campus with 2FA: I changed my mobile device and/or number

Are you returning to McGill from another province or country?  Did you recently get a new device or change your phone number?  If your McGill account is enabled with two-factor authentication (2FA), you may have to transfer your 2FA settings or update your authentication methods.  This will depend on what

Published: 27 Aug 2021

IT Support site new feature: live chat!

Our IT Support site offers a range of self-service options where you can find answers to many IT-related questions: How-tos, FAQs, known issues, etc.

Published: 26 Aug 2021

New Teams meeting recordings saved in OneDrive / SharePoint as of August 16, 2021

Starting August 16th, all new Teams meeting recordings will be saved to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online instead of Stream.

There is no change regarding your recordings created before August 16th. You will still be able to access them on Stream.

Some benefits of using OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online for storing Teams meeting recordings include:

Published: 9 Aug 2021

Skype for Business online service ends – switch to MS Teams

Students: The Skype for Business "Online" service has been decommissioned as of Monday, July 12, 2021. For communication with McGill parties, including text messaging, audio/video calls, virtual meetings and filesharing, we recommend using Microsoft Teams.

Published: 12 Jul 2021

Fun and games with cybersecurity

There’s nothing fun about getting hacked, so IT Services is offering you ways to have fun learning to protect yourself. Our IT Security Awareness training has been loaded with three new games to challenge your cyber-skills, and ten new episodes of our cybersecurity sitcom to keep you laughing through the summer.

Published: 6 Jul 2021

New URL to access myProgress

On June 22, 2021, IT Services will change the URL of myProgress (degree progress tracking) for students.

Current: https://horizon.mcgill.ca/Dashboard/dashboard Planned: https://horizon.mcgill.ca/myprogress

Other than there being some small interruptions to the service, the change will be transparent.

Published: 18 Jun 2021

“Vacation policy” - simulated phishing exercise to raise awareness of cyber fraud

Each year McGill users receive thousands of fraudulent email messages requesting that they click a link or download a file – this is known as “phishing”. Many people fall victim and provide personal information, such as their username and password.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Announcing McGill's Telephone Evolution Project - Seeking Early Adopters

IT Services is embarking on a major project to upgrade McGill’s end-of-life telephone system, bringing in a modern Internet-based solution, which will support today’s flexible work environment. Watch the trailer video

Published: 24 May 2021

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