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Data Privacy Cartoon Caption Contest

How clever are you when it comes to data privacy?

IT Services has a cartoon in need of a caption and we are hoping you can help! The cartoon is from the classic tale that most of us know: Cinderella. What most don’t know is what Cinderella’s story can tell us about data privacy.

IT Services is holding a contest open to all students, faculty and staff. We need your help to add a new spin to an old story. Who is speaking and what is being said? Well, that’s up to you.

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Published: 15 Feb 2018

Speak up and shape the future of telecommunications at McGill!

   

Please take a few minutes to fill out the staff survey about telecommunications habits at McGill. 

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Published: 9 Feb 2018

UPDATE: BitDefender Threat Scanner – Error message

UPDATE: The resolution of this issue is in progress. More information will follow soon. Thank you for your ongoing patience.

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Published: 6 Feb 2018

New uPrint print drivers available for download on personal computers / laptops

IT Services recommends that you download the latest uPrint drivers on your personal computers / laptops.

Visit the IT Knowledge Base for instructions on how to manually install the drivers for your OS.

uPrint drivers for McGill-managed desktop computers/laptops will be deployed by your IT System Administrator.

For more information on the uPrint service, please see:

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Published: 29 Jan 2018

RESOLVED: Issues accessing some network drives on McGill's central file servers

UPDATE January 29th @ 11:40am: ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED

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Original message:

Due to an issue with our file servers, some network drives are currently inaccessible. As a result, you may also experience issues trying to login to a computer on campus.

We are investigating the problem, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 29 Jan 2018

Modern Authentication to be enabled in the cloud for Exchange and Skype for Business

At 9 AM on Friday January 19th, 2018, Modern Authentication will be enabled in the cloud for Exchange and Skype for Business. The impacts of this change are detailed below.

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Published: 18 Jan 2018

Wrapping IT up for 2017 - A recap of IT initiatives over the past year

Changes and advances in technology allow McGill to continuously improve services to the university community while delivering efficiency and sustainable value. Whether it be to implement a new product, integrate systems, or develop in-house functionality, IT Services is proud to have collaborated on many of the university's major projects.

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Published: 5 Jan 2018

RESOLVED: D2 experiencing issues

 

The issue affecting D2 is now resolved. 

 

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: 

Please be advised that users are presently unable to view, download, upload, import or edit documents through D2, McGill’s Document Management System. We are currently investigating the issue and are working towards a resolution.

Published: 3 Jan 2018

COMPLETED: uPrint is available following the upgrade

December 15, 2017: The uPrint service is once again available.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: December 14, 2017:

The uPrint service will be unavailable due to an upgrade on Thursday, December 14 at 5 pm until Friday, December 15 at approximately 6 am.

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Published: 15 Dec 2017

Trend Micro 2018 renewal key now available, and information about new antivirus solution at McGill

 

 

 

 

Network and Information Security Upgrade: New antivirus solution at McGill

The following announcement was sent to all McGill Staff and Students on December 12, 2017.

To all community members:

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Published: 13 Dec 2017

McGill websites not loading using http://

McGill websites are currently not loading for some users when using http://www.mcgill.ca. If you use https:// the pages should load. The web team is aware of the issue and is taking measures to resolve it as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Published: 4 Dec 2017

Recruitment to Retirement Program picks up speed

Over the past few months, you may have heard some buzz about the Recruitment to Retirement Program, aka "R2R". This new program will replace the current Banner Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and the Payroll One-Time Payment System (POPS), and will effectively replace much of the functionality employees currently access through Minerva. It's a very wide-reaching program, which will affect every McGill employee when it is deployed.

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Published: 21 Nov 2017

RESOLVED: Telephone outage in some McGill buildings

The telephone issue was resolved at around 1:30 pm.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: Posted at 9:45 am

There are currently telephone problems in some buildings in the downtown campus.

We thank you for your patience while we investigate the problem.

Published: 17 Nov 2017

Outbound server smtp.mcgill.ca to be decommissioned November 30, 2017

In order to increase the security of McGill’s network, the smtp email server, smtp.mcgill.ca  will be blocked starting on November 30, 2017.

If you have set up an email application using IMAP or POP protocols to access your McGill email, or if you are accessing your McGill email through a web-based email service, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail, please ensure the outbound mail server is set to smtp.office365.com to avoid any problems sending email.

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Published: 14 Nov 2017

RESOLVED: Wired & Wireless connectivity issues with several access points

The issue was resolved at 9:00 am.

Original message posted November 8, 2017, 8:45 am.

Several access points on campus are down and as a result there is no wired or wireless connectivity in these areas.

IT Services is working to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published: 8 Nov 2017

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