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  • Legacy video conferencing platforms will be retired in January

    December 20, 2019

    This spring semester all video conferencing courses and administrative meetings will need to be conducted over Zoom. The Video Conferencing Services legacy infrastructure will be retired by Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.
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  • December tech tips

    December 13, 2019

    Remember: Think before you post! There's no "delete" button on the internet. Even if you delete a picture only seconds after posting it, chances are someone still saw it. #cyberaware Keep some things private from everyone; even on social media. Giving your date of birth with your full name and address gives identity thieves pertinent info. #cyberaware
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  • Zoom reminder for spring conference

    December 06, 2019

    This is a reminder that starting in January, all video-conference courses and meetings will need to be scheduled through Zoom! UA Video Conference Services will retire the legacy conferencing infrastructure by Jan. 30, 2020. Video conferencing units in classrooms and conference rooms will still be able to connect to conferences through Zoom.
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  • How to make the most of Zoom meetings

    November 16, 2019

    Got Zoom questions? Here's what you need to know to make the most of the University of Alaska's new video conference platform.
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  • November tech tips

    November 15, 2019

    Been a while since you've decluttered your email inbox? Practice being #cyberaware by cleaning out old emails to protect any sensitive information from a data breach. #securityawareness
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  • MacOS 10.15 Catalina update

    October 31, 2019

    The latest update from Apple, macOS 10.15 Catalina, disables functionality for 32-bit applications, for example, the Adobe CS6 Suite offered by UA OIT. You have two options for macOS updates:
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  • Pinnacle and Banner 8 users: update Internet Explorer to avoid critical vulnerability

    October 31, 2019

    Are you a Banner 8 or Pinnacle user? Microsoft has recently addressed a serious vulnerability in the Internet Explorer web browser in an out-of-band (not available in Windows Update) security update. This vulnerability allows an attacker who successfully compromises the web browser to gain the same user rights as the current user, which may include the right to install software, execute programs, and may be able to examine existing files and folders.
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  • Live Zoom User Training Sessions for November

    October 29, 2019

    Danny Mariscal, the University's dedicated Zoom Customer Success Manager, will be providing live training sessions. You can join this training from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
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  • On Oct. 22, 2009 Windows 7 is reaching its

    Stay secure and move to Windows 10

    October 19, 2019

    On Oct. 22, 2009 Windows 7 is reaching its "end of life," at which point the software and security updates, as well as technical assistance, will no longer be available. Out-of-date operating systems create a substantial security risk. To mitigate that risk, all computers using Windows 7 operating systems must be upgraded to Windows 10 by Jan. 14, 2020.
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  • Be creative when setting your ELMO security questions! Generate questions with answers that are difficult to guess and don’t contain information easily found on social media. #cyberaware #securityawareness

    October Tech Tips

    October 15, 2019

    Use a unique password for each account to stay safe online. Do not use your UA login and password combination for third-party applications, such as social media and other websites. #cyberaware #securityawareness
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