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Archived Announcements

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Archived News and Announcements for Spring and Summer 2016

"P" Drives Scheduled Outage Friday, August 19th from 6:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Emergency Symantec Update for Computers

Critical Symantec Vulnerability Advisory

P: Drives Scheduled Outage Friday July 15th from 6:30pm to 12:00am

25Live Upgraded Event Schedule and Reservation Requests

CUMC Email Brief Downtime Thursday, July 7th from 5pm for 15-30 Minutes

Emergency Symantec Update Required for CUMC Servers and Computers

SharePoint Maintenance on Thursday June 30th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Information Security and HIPAA Privacy Annual Training Deadline Has Passed

Student Locker Requests

Welcome New Students

Email Address Corrections

CUMC IT Walk In Desk Closed Monday May 16th and Tuesday 17th

Phishing Season

CUMC Secure Texting Program

Ransomware Messages Received at CUMC

CUMC Retirees Email Migration

Hard Drive Disposal Now Available

Hard Drive Disposals

Pharos Printing Upgrade Completed

Echo Recording Management Scheduled Downtime Friday, February 5th from 2pm to 3pm

Updated Support Information for Recent OS and Software Releases

IP Requests Suspended Until February 1st

O and P Network Drives Unavailable Saturday, January 9th from 5pm

Upgraded Pharos Printing Beta Release for Windows

CUMC IT Service Desk Holiday Schedule

Archived News and Announcements for 2015

CUMC IT Website Partial Downtimes Monday December 28th and Tuesday December 29th 8pm to 1am

Pharos Printing Offline December 21st to 25th for Upgrade

CUMC Voicemail Migration

Firewall, Proxy and Bandwidth Exclusion Requests Must Be Placed by Certified IT Groups

Spam Digest

SharePoint Downtime Friday October 30th from 5pm to 8pm

Continued Alert for Phishing and Ransomware Attacks

CUMC Mailing Lists Scheduled Downtime Wednesday, October 14th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Windows 10 at CUMC

Some P Drives Offline Friday, September 18th from 5pm to 9pm

Welcome New Students

CUMC SharePoint Scheduled Downtime Wednesday September 9th from 4pm to 11pm

New File Transfer Program - DatAnywhere

Echo360 Scheduled Downtime Friday August 28th from 6:00 PM to Saturday August 29th 9:00 AM

Inbound Spam Filtering and Digest Messages

GE/IDX Maintenance Thursday August 13th from 7pm to 8pm

Echo360 Scheduled Downtime on Wednesday August 12th from 2pm to 5pm

Echo360 Special Event Recordings Removal in Progress, Course Recording Removals Scheduled

Virus/Ransomware Alert - Do Not Open Any .exe Files

Inbound Spam Filtering Rollout Begins June 19th

Email and MC Account Suspension for Incomplete Annual Security and Privacy Training

CUMC IT Website Partial Downtime Thursday June 10th from 9am to Noon

Wired Network Requests Must Be Placed by Certified IT Groups

Reminder to Vacate Student Lockers

Annual Security and Privacy Training Deadline Has Passed

CubMail Account Space Removal for CUMC Exchange Users

Some Shared Network P: Drives are Read Only

Phishing Email "Alert on CubMail Account"

Echo 360 Lecture System Downtime Through Sunday March 29th

Echo 360 Lecture System Scheduled Downtime March 23rd to 27th

Spam Messages and Attachments

Information Security and HIPAA Privacy Training for 2014 to 2015

Spam Email Titled "Invoice"

Macintosh OS 10.10 Yosemite and Outlook/Office 365 for Mac Released

CROWN Scan Troubleshooting

BlackBerry OS 10 Required

Archived News and Announcements for 2014

Network Addresses Will Default to Local

ServiceNow Classes Offered

iOS 8 and Athens/VPN

Security Upgraded on Network Drives as of Thursday May 22nd

CROWN Scheduled Downtime Saturday October 18th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Listserv Upgrade to Version 16 on Completed

Echo Sporadic Downtimes, Removal of Old Recordings

CROWN (ColumbiaDoctors) and iCharge Downtime Saturday August 16th from 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Microsoft Announcement for Windows 7 Support

More Phishing Emails Link to Fake Login Sites

Network and Bradford Registration Downtime Thursday June 5th from 5pm to 7pm

Patch Released for Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Microsoft Ended Support for Windows XP, Office 2003 on April 8th, 2014 - Upgrade to Avoid Risks

More Phishing Emails Link to Fake Login Sites

IDX .Net Errors

Unpatched Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Spam Message for "New Consolidated IT Policies"

MC Domain and Exchange Account Password Requirements

Network Interruptions in Hammer Building from 5pm to 8pm Sunday April 13th - The CUMC IT Service Desk Will Close at 5pm

O and P Network Drive Interruptions and Downtime March 22nd and 23rd

Echo360 Downtime Fri March 21st noon to 12:20pm

iPhone, iPad and Mac Security Update

RASCAL Access Suspension Due to Non-Compliance

Using Outlook Tutorials

Required Online HIPAA Training Deadline

IDX Error Resolution

Some "P" Network Drives Unavailable Friday February 14th 10:00pm Through Saturday February 15th 6:00am

CROWN Use via Citrix Only After February 2nd

CROWN Downtime Friday January 31st at 9pm to Sunday February 2nd at noon; Citrix Update Required

Crown EHR Downtime Saturday January 25th from 9pm to Midnight

Proxy Auto-Configuration Changed On January 13th 2014

Important Columbia Email Changes for CUMC Affiliates

Macintosh OS 10.9 Not Yet Supported

Archived News and Announcements for 2013

Echo 360 Sporadic Downtimes Through December 31st

Echo 360 Planned Downtime Thursday, December 19th and Friday, December 20th

Software Tracks Missing Equipment

Beware: New computer virus locks your files. Learn how to protect your device.

Network Drive, Echo and Website Downtime Friday November 15th from 2am to 4am

Online HIPAA Training

Customer Data and Source Code Breach at Adobe

Network Drive and Website Downtime Friday October 11th from 2am to 5am

Social Engineering Phone Calls Received by Columbia Staff

CROWN Scheduled Downtime Saturday September 21st from 9pm through Sunday September 22nd 9am

Towers I, II and III and Bard Hall Intermittent Network Downtime Saturday September 21st from 9am to 5pm

Microsoft Critical Updates for September

Welcome New Students

Exchange Email System Upgrade

CROWN Maintenance

Available Proxy Services

Windows XP Support Ending

July Microsoft and Adobe Flash Player Updates

Secure Email Gateway via Exchange

New Windows, Internet Explorer and Office Security Updates

Welcome New Students

USB Drive Swap Program

Windows XP Support Ending

O Network Drive Migration

Network Drive, Echo and Website Downtime Tuesday April 30th at 1am

Starting at 7am on Sunday, April 21st, CUMC IT Server Support will start maintenance to install Microsoft security patches and updates.

Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Friday April 12th at 1:30am

IDX Centricity Business 5.0 Upgrade Fri April 5th from 6pm to Sat April 6th at 8am

ProofPoint Encryption Gateway Upgrade

CUMC Exchange Email Addresses Changed to Shortened Format

CROWN Downtime Saturday March 30th from 8pm to 9pm

CROWN Site Updated

SharePoint Downtime Monday March 25th from 6pm to 8pm

Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Friday March 22nd at 2am

Over 12 Million Victims of Identity Fraud in 2012

CROWN Login Failures

CROWN Downtime Friday March 8th at 7pm to Sunday March 10th at 9am

Encryption Walk in Period

CUMC Listserv Email Address Format Change

Endpoint Security Campaign

Windows 8 Released October 26th, Not Yet Supported

Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Monday February 28th 12am

Java Critical Patch Update

Java Vulnerabilities Put Computers at High Risk for Exploit

Pharos Color Printer Restrictions

Archived News and Announcements for 2012

iPhone, iPad and iPod Hardware Repair Discounts

Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Saturday Dec 8th 12am

CUMC Email List Spam Issues

Information Security and Privacy Alert for Mobile Device Security

CourseWorks Lecture Recordings Issue on Windows

Network Drive Maintenance Beginning Sat Oct 27th at 12am

Echo Recording Request Form Online

Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Wednesday October 17th from 2am to 3am

Social Engineering Phone Calls Reported at CUMC

Microsoft Announces Update for Minimum Certificate Key Length

Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Sunday September 16th from 2am to 4am

Bradford Registration Unavailable in Towers I-III and Bard Hall on Fri Sept 9th from 10-10:30am

Network Drive, Echo, SharePoint and Website Downtime Friday Sept 7th from 6pm to Midnight

Macintosh New OS Released July 25th, Not Yet Supported

SofTest for Class of 2016 Now Compatible With Mac OS 10.8

Starting at 8pm on Sunday, September 2nd, CUMC IT Server Support will start maintenance to install Microsoft Security updates and patches.

Service Now Help Desk Ticketing Issue

Class of 2016 Computer Requirements for ExamSoft Testing Software
Information in this announcement has been updated, please see above for current details regarding ExamSoft requirements.

Columbia University Data Center Planned Outage Sat Aug 18th 6am to Midnight

Echo360 Classroom Recording downtime Tues Aug 14th and Wed Aug 15th from 8am to 5pm

SharePoint 2007 Sites Updated to 2010

Network Drive, SharePoint, ECHO and website downtime Sat Aug 4th 10:30pm to 11:30pm