OIS News

News from the SOM's Office of Information Systems.

Update: NAC Agent to be deployed Wednesday, February 1

To allow time to test a recently released version of the NAC agent, OIS will deploy the agent on Wednesday, February 1 instead of Monday, January 30. This change will affect all School of Medicine computers joined to the campus Active Directory (AD) domain.

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Are you a Dropbox User?

Cloud computing can be very convenient to use, but remember UNC does not allow you to store sensitive data in Dropbox or other cloud based computing services.

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Secure your new PC or Mac Laptop today!

Did you receive a new laptop over the holidays? If so, you should get it encrypted right away. Simply check your laptop in at the OIS Help Desk in 65 MacNider and you can pick it up the next morning.

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OIS System Updates - Jan. 11

OIS will apply the recently released Microsoft security patches to all Windows servers on Wednesday, Jan. 11, starting at 5 p.m. Each server will be unavailable for a brief time so that they can be rebooted.

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We’re making changes in OIS Client Services!

We try to continually improve the service we provide to SOM customers and based on your feedback we are going to make changes to how we provide IT support to you.

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Tips for traveling with your laptop

As the holidays approach, OIS encourages all employees to remember these safety tips when traveling with your laptop.

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UNC Campus to Restrict Remote Desktop Access

The UNC Campus is experiencing an explosive growth in attacks to Remote Desktop services on computers within the University Network. As a result, the ITS Information Security Office (ISO) is planning on blocking all incoming Remote Desktop sessions from outside computers. All access to Remote Desktop will be required to connect from on campus or through the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service vpn.unc.edu.

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OIS System Updates - Dec. 4 and Dec. 6

The OIS Systems team is scheduling system updates to three servers. The first set of updates will take place on Sunday Dec. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. and complete by 11:30 a.m. The second on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

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How MU r u? Check out the new Meaningful Use dashboard to find out.

Now you can know your MU status anytime, through the click of a link. The MU EP Dashboard is a web-based dynamic data display that is updated weekly and can be accessed from anywhere within the UNC firewall, or via a secure connection (VPN or Citrix).

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Microsoft Security Patches - Windows Servers Downtime

OIS will apply Microsoft Windows Security patches on Tuesday, Nov. 22, starting at 5 p.m. Each server will be down temporarily for a reboot, so downtime will be minimal.

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Mass Email Migrations to Campus Exchange Service begin Aug. 15

OIS is preparing to migrate the remaining SOM IMAP users to the campus Microsoft Exchange-based system. These migrations will begin on Aug. 15 and are targeted to be completed by Aug. 31.

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