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Covid’s phishing season is open! Don’t bite

October 18, 2021 — 
Organizations are seeing a spike in the number of cyber-attacks, and since Covid, there has been a 10% increase in people falling victim to these scams (including here at UM).

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UM’s info security policy is your guide to securing our data

October 12, 2021 — 
To better protect the information used and shared by the university community, new/updated information Security policy, procedure and standards were developed and approved by the UM Board of Governors on Feb. 3, 2020. 

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IST launches new virtual queue service for IT support

September 7, 2021 — 
Information Services and Technology (IST) is excited to announce our new virtual queuing service. The WaitWell queue is a part of the university's ongoing efforts to ensure your health and safety while on campus.

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UM Zoom is here!

September 7, 2021 — 
Information Services Technology and The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning are excited to announce university-wide access to UM Zoom. Zoom is being offered in addition to our existing secure videoconferencing options: Webex and Microsoft Teams.

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MATLAB and Simulink now available for all students

August 31, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce that we have purchased a campus-wide licence for MathWorks Software.

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University-wide Zoom educational access coming September 1, 2021

July 27, 2021 — 
Remote learning and work environments have increased the requirements for video conferencing across the university. The Information Services Technology and The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning are implementing university-wide educational access to Zoom for Education, to complement our existing collaboration tools, Webex and Microsoft Teams.

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Modern Authentication comes to UM

July 6, 2021 — 
On July 6, the university will implement Microsoft’s Modern Authentication as the next step in improving the security of our data and systems. We’re updating the way you log in to our systems to make them more secure.

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Install the new Microsoft desktop apps during Operation Upgrade!

June 22, 2021 — 
Operation Upgrade has started! Information Systems and Technology (IST) are upgrading the Windows desktop Office applications on all UM-owned, IST supported computers.

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MathWorks Software now available for all students, faculty and staff

May 10, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba has purchased a campus-wide license for MathWorks Software. This license provides unlimited use of MATLAB and Simulink product families, as well as their companion toolboxes, to all students, faculty, staff, and researchers both on and off campus, on any device. 

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Microsoft 365 project update

April 20, 2021 — 
The Office 365 Project Team would like to thank all staff and faculty for your support during our rollout of Microsoft 365 licenses and the email accounts migrations to the new Microsoft environment. Our project was planned to begin last summer, but the pandemic intervened. As a result, the project rolled out new licenses to all staff and faculty last March so everyone would have access to Microsoft's online tools for collaboration.

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