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Antivirus software update in progress

June 5, 2023 — 
The university has initiated a project to replace Kaspersky, our current anti-virus product, with Microsoft Defender on all university-owned computers by July 13, 2023.

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Act now! Save your Microsoft Teams Wiki content

May 23, 2023 — 
If you are a longtime Teams user, you may have noticed a recent change in the lineup of the default tabs in a new Teams channel. When Teams was initially introduced, Teams channels, by default, came with three tabs: Posts, Files and Wiki. A Wiki is a simple note app that allows participants in a Teams channel to collaborate in a document quickly and easily.

Screenshot of MS Stream on SharePoint. The Share option is highlighted in a magnified circle. The options are Send link, Copy link, and Embed code.

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Streamlined Video Sharing with Stream (on SharePoint)

May 15, 2023 — 
You may have noticed a change in Microsoft Stream lately. That is because Microsoft is replacing its original Stream – now called Stream (Classic) – with a new experience known as Stream (on SharePoint).

A web page and mobile device showing the MS stream application.

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New Microsoft 365 training sessions through LOD

April 24, 2023 — 
IST Engagement Services has added more Microsoft 365 training sessions for staff and faculty starting May 3 to the end of August.

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Next-generation networking coming to UM

April 24, 2023 — 
Information Services and Technology (IST) has partnered with Cisco on the next generation of networking for the University of Manitoba. The Network Segmentation Project was launched in April of 2021 to design and implement a new and improved campus-wide network. This new network and its associated technologies will improve network security, stability, and ease of use for all students, staff and faculty. Our IT support staff will also see improvements in administration, automation, and analysis.


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The March phishing simulation results are in

April 17, 2023 — 
On March 27, the university’s Information Security and Compliance Team conducted their semi-annual phishing test. The subject of the email, “Important notice regarding your recent tax filing,” encouraged employees to click a link to verify missing or incorrect information on their University of Manitoba T4 tax information.

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Recent TikTok bans highlight the importance of social media security

March 27, 2023 — 
Currently, the university does not restrict which apps can and cannot be used. Instead, we encourage everyone to stay aware of the privacy risks when using social media platforms such as TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

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March is Fraud Prevention Month

February 17, 2023 — 
Fraud is a growing concern in Canada, and universities are not immune to this problem. According to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre, $530 million was lost to fraud in 2022 - a 28% increase from 2021.

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Skip the long lines and join a virtual queue instead

December 20, 2022 — 
Long lineups are common on campus during peak times of the school year, especially during the start of the Fall or Winter semesters. A queue management system can help better manage traffic, reduce time spent standing in a physical line, and increase the time university staff can spend providing student services.

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Don’t be fooled by a cyber Grinch

December 19, 2022 — 
There is so much activity this time of year it's easy to forget that not everyone is interested in making the season bright. Cybercriminals will ruin your holidays with glee. They will try to trick and trap you into jeopardizing your personal information, money and devices.

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