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'Announcements' Archive

Resolved: Problems with Mail in Office 365

Posted November 9, 2017

Updated 11/9 at 1:00 p.m. Microsoft reports that they have resolved this issue. If you continue to experience problems, please contact the Help Desk. — Some community members have noticed intermittent issues with viewing the body of some or all email messages in Office 365, as well as other mail features not working as expected. […]

Spotlight: What is Multi-factor Authentication? Where and why should I use it?

Posted November 8, 2017

Have you ever had an online service encourage you to enable an additional layer of login security?  Like many of us, you probably thought “my password is good enough,” “that sounds inconvenient,” or “why would I want that?” It’s true you need strong passwords (and a good way to manage them).  But are they enough?  […]

BIONIC Unavailable 11/8 5-11:30pm

Posted November 6, 2017

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Wednesday, November 8th from 5:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance during this time. Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu with any questions.

Outlook app replaces OWA for iOS and Android

Posted November 1, 2017

The Outlook app has replaced the Outlook Web App (OWA) for iOS and Android. OWA will be removed from the App Store and Google Play in the coming months. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, http://lits.brynmawr.edu.  

Call for Proposals for LITS Digital Bryn Mawr Seed Grant Funding

Posted October 31, 2017

We invite Bryn Mawr faculty, staff, and graduate students to apply for seed grants to support digital teaching, learning, or research activities—broadly construed. Digital Bryn Mawr seed grants are intended to advance engagement with digital technologies, regardless of an individual’s prior experience or expertise.

Changes to Windows Updates

Posted October 25, 2017

On October 26th, LITS will be making a change to the way software and operating system updates run on College-owned Windows computers: Community members will not be able to disable Windows updates on College-owned computers, but will have the option to defer updates for a maximium of 30 days Feature Updates (significant updates that happen twice […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted October 25, 2017

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Midway point for BMC InfoSec Education Program – Please help the College reach 100% participation!

Posted October 17, 2017

Sent to students, faculty and staff 11/17/17: Dear Colleagues, The College’s network is attacked thousands of times per second, and our robust technological safeguards protect the network and individual community members from many of these threats. However, even the strongest technological defense would be insufficient if we did not also prepare our community members to […]

New Security Warnings from Chrome

Posted October 17, 2017

Google Chrome has recently broadened the conditions under which it will warn users that HTTP pages are not secure. You may begin seeing Chrome security warnings for new and different web pages including some Bryn Mawr College pages. Warnings may also occur at times when you are not transmitting sensitive information. For more information on […]

Spotlight: Your Browser is Speaking (and You Should Listen)

Posted October 17, 2017

Community members often report that it’s hard to understand messages or icons that may appear in their browser.  They don’t know which messages are informational, and which represent real issues. Modern browsers have many subtle ways to communicate, and some of the messages they’re sending are a big deal.  Being able to decode these is […]

Warning: New Phishing Attempt 10/16/17

Posted October 16, 2017

Please be aware of a recent attempt to gather login, password, and other secure personal or College data from Bryn Mawr College community members. Phishing messages can come from a Bryn Mawr College community member whose account has been compromised. Do not assume a message is legitimate just because it is coming from an @brynmawr.edu […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted October 11, 2017

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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