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July 2012 Archives

eServices & Banner Forms Maintenance Schedule for Saturday Morning (8/4/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance on the system that supports the eServices and Banner Forms services beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, August 4th, 2012. These systems will be unavailable during this work. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Aspen is Restarting »

Aspen is Restarting Email server Aspen is currently restarting. Users may connect to Oak via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere. or to oak.vcu.edu via IMAP clients. . . .

AOL Temporarily Blocking VCU Email (7/31/12) »

AOL has begun to block email from VCU due to spam being generated by compromised faculty, staff, and student email accounts. Collaboration Services, formerly Email Services, is working to have service to AOL restored. There has been a number of email, or phishing, scams generated that have been targeted at VCU over the past few weeks concerning mailbox . . .

REDCap Service Maintenance Scheduled For Friday Morning (8/3/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the REDCap service beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2012. The maintenance requires a reboot which means that REDCap will not be available during this time. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Seminar [8-9-12] »

Date:  August 9, 2012   |   Time: 1pm-2:30pm   |   Location: Cabell B-35  |   Register   | During the transition from Lotus Notes to apps<b>for</b>VCU, Technology Services will be offering several types of Google Mail/Calendar training throughout the summer.  Training will come in the form of a seminar or hands-on workshop.  T . . .

OAK4 Restarting »

Email server OAK4 is currently restarting.  Users may connect automatically to Aspen4 via the client software or VCU Mail Anywhere or to aspen4.vcu.edu via IMAP clients. . . .

Harris Hall Computer Center Generator Maintenance Scheduled This Weekend (7/25/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance on the backup power generator for the Harris Hall Computer Center starting at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 and continuing through the weekend. This work is not expected to cause any service disruptions. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Lotus Notes Transition to Google Apps – Sneak Peek [7/25/12] »

  Date:  July 25, 2012   |   Time: 2pm-3pm   |   Location: Cabell B-35   |   Register   | VCU faculty and staff will be transitioned to Google Apps, our new email and calendar platform, by the end of summer! Review this page on the appsforVCU Gone Google, which will guide you through the getting ready process. Prepare for the move b . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Hands-on Workshop [8-7-12] »

Date:  August 7, 2012   |   Time: 1pm-3pm   |   Location: Sanger B1-020  |   Register   | During the transition from Lotus Notes to apps<b>for</b>VCU, Technology Services will be offering several types of Google Mail/Calendar training throughout the summer.  Training will come in the form of a seminar or hands-on workshop.  Th . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled For Friday Night (7/27/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the Blackboard system beginning at 8 p.m. this Friday night, July 27, 2012. This work is expected to be completed no later than midnight. During this work the system will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Aspen3 Restarting »

Email server Aspen3 is currently restarting.  Users may connect to their alternate server automatically via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere or via oak3.vcu.edu in IMAP clients. . . .

Facebook Exploitation Warning »

Dan Han, VCU Information Security Officer, reports that Dell SecureWorks has become aware of a new Facebook exploit which we want to make those in the VCU community aware of who utilize this social networking site. If you receive an email saying that you have a new picture posted on Facebook, double check the associated hyperlink. Be advised you may . . .

Maintenance for Faculty Staff E-mail System is Scheduled for Saturday (7/21/12) »

Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Faculty/Staff E-mail system Saturday, July 21, between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. During this maintenance window, access to e-mail may be unavailable on your primary server. Access to your e-mail via your alternate server should be available automatically when accessing through VCU Mail Anywhere, or via your . . .

Lotus Notes Transition to Google Apps – Sneak Peek [7/20/12] »

Date:  July 20, 2012   |   Time: 11am-12pm   |   Location: TML 2-010  |   Register   | VCU faculty and staff will be transitioned to Google Apps, our new email and calendar platform, by the end of summer! Review this page on the appsforVCU Gone Google, which will guide you through the getting ready process. Prepare for the move by attending . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Webinar [7-30-12] »

Date:   July 30, 2012   |   Time:  9am-10:30am   |    Register    | This 90 minute Google Mail/Calendar Webinar will provide you with the basics on how to use your new VCU Google email and calendar. The instructor will be coming to us live from California via the Internet.   If you wish to attend a satellite location and view the webinar w . . .

eServices/Banner INB Forms Maintenance Planned Thursday Evening (7/12/12) »

VCU Technology Services is performing maintenance on the system that supports the eServices and Banner INB Form services this evening, July 12, 2012, beginning at 6 p.m. During this work these services will be unavailable. This work is expected to be completed by 6:30 p.m. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any question . . .

Yahoo Voice Data Breach Exposes Thousands of Records (7/12/12) »

A recent data breach related to the Yahoo Voice service may have placed over 450,000 credentials at risk of exposure. If you use Yahoo Voice service, then please consider changing your password right away. Further, please also consider changing the password if it is re-used at any other services or websites. For more information please visit this articl . . .

REDCap Intro [7-19-12] *New Date* »

Date: July 19, 2012      |       Time: 1pm-3:30pm       |       Location: Cabell 320     |   Register   | REDCap is a secure, web-based application designed to support web-based data capture, including surveys. Although it was originally designed for research studies, REDCap can also be used for collecting and manag . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Webinar – Hibbs 403 Satellite Location [7/13/12] »

Date:  July 13, 2012   |   Time: 9am-10:30pm   |   Location:  Hibbs 403  |   Register   | The Google Mail/Calendar Webinar will provide you with the basics on how to use your new VCU Google email and calendar. The instructor will be coming to us live from California via the Internet.  This satellite location will have a facilitator in the . . .

[Update] OpenText Content Management System Service Disruption (7/9/12) »

[Update] OpenText service has been restored. ______________________________________________________________ The OpenText system used to maintain many VCU Web sites is unavailable at the moment. VCU Technology Services staff is working to resolve the issue and restore the service as soon as possible. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, hel . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Webinar – Satellite Locations (7/9/12) »

Date:  July 9, 2012   |   Time: 2pm-3:30pm   |   Location: Cabell B-35  |   Register   | The Google Mail/Calendar Webinar will provide you with the basics on how to use your new VCU Google email and calendar. The instructor will be coming to us live from California via the Internet.  This satellite location will have a facilitator in the r . . .

DNSChanger Malware Deadline Approaching (7/5/12) »

The FBI will be shutting down several malware DNS servers next Monday, July 9, 2012 that were used to provide safe DNS services for people who have computers infected with DNSChanger malware. For all people who are infected with the DNSChanger malware, their Internet connection will be disrupted until they remove the malware from their computer and chan . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Introduction – Seminar [7-11-12] »

Date:  July 11, 2012   |   Time: 10am-11:30pm   |   Location: Cabell B-35  |   Register   | Technology Services will be offering several types of Google Mail/Calendar/Contacts training throughout the summer. Training will come in the form of a webinar, seminar and hands-on workshop. We have encouraged departments and schools to offer basic . . .

UPDATE – Maintenance extended for Faculty Staff E-mail System is Scheduled for Saturday (7/7/12) »

Maintenance continues on Oak4 until 1:30 p.m.  During this time users may automatically connect to their alternate server via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere or by changing to the alternate server in the IMAP client. ________________________________________________________________ Maintenance continues on servers Oak, Aspen4 and Oak4 until . . .

Aspen2 and Oak2 Restarting »

Email servers ASPEN2 and OAK2 are currently restarting. They will be available soon. . . .

Aspen2 Restarting »

Email server Aspen2 is currently restarting.  Users may connect automatically via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere to Oak2, or via imap to oak2.vcu.edu. . . .

[Resolved] VCU Telephone Voicemail Service Disruption (7/3/12) »

[Resolved] Telecommunications staff located the problem, related to an equipment malfunction, and the issue is now resolved. Callers should be able to leave a voicemail message. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. _____________________________________________________ VCU Technology Services has le . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Webinar – Online [7/13/12] »

Date:  July 13, 2012   |   Time: 9am-10:30am   |   Location: Online  |   Register   | The Google Mail/Calendar Webinar will provide the basics on how to use your new VCU Google email account and calendar. You must register by July 11 to participate in this online webinar. The connection information will be emailed to you prior to the webi . . .

Lotus Notes Transition to Google Apps – Sneak Peek [7/6/12] »

Date:  July 6, 2012   |   Time: 11am-12pm   |   Location: Sanger 1-044  |   Register   | VCU faculty and staff will be transitioned to Google Apps, our new email and calendar platform, by the end of summer! Review this page on the appsforVCU Gone Google, which will guide you through the getting ready process. Prepare for the move by attendi . . .

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