IT Newsletter

Information Security Reminders

In your daily work lives, the most common security concern that you will encounter is phishing. Phishing emails attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. The most common method is a malicious file attachment, […]

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Coming Soon! MyCampus Portal UMaine Community Boards

While the project to retire FirstClass in May 2018 progresses, steps are being taken to recreate some of its functionality in alternative solutions. An important part of FirstClass has always been the UMaine community-wide announcement/for sale conferences. Steps are being taken to replace these conferences with “UMaine Community Boards” on the MyCampus UMaine Portal.  Here […]

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IT Service Catalog

UMS IT is pleased to announce our first iteration of an IT service catalog. It serves as a new way to access and request information regarding IT services. How to Access the Service Catalog? You can access the service catalog by visiting the Technology Support page from your MyCampus Portal or using the direct link […]

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Coming Soon – Mobile Printing

The UMaine IT Support Services team is pleased to announce that students, faculty, and staff will soon be able to send print jobs from their smartphones, tablets and iOS devices to any Pharos print release station on campus (Fogler Library Information Commons, Memorial Union IT Computer Lab, the IT Support Center in 17 Shibles Hall, and […]

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Announcing “Box” File Storage and Collaboration

We are excited to announce that Box will be available to all current employees and students on Monday, January 23, 2017. What is Box? Box is a collaborative, cloud-based, file storage system that works with virtually every internet-connected computer or device. In addition, Box allows collaboration on Microsoft Office documents directly from a browser, tracks […]

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Faculty Laptop Incentive Program – 2016/2017

This year’s Faculty Laptop Incentive Program (FLIP) is brought to you by the UMaine Provost’s Office and UMS IT. The FLIP program will run through April 30, 2017 and is for faculty only. The following program policies apply: Laptops must be ordered through the University Bookstore with an interdepartmental order (IDO). Matching grants are 50% […]

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FirstClass Retirement Project – January 2017 Update

The project to retire FirstClass in May 2018 continues to progress. The project team has been collecting information from faculty, staff, and students about how they use FirstClass, and which features are most important to them. This information will help the team recommend FirstClass alternatives to users as they transition off FirstClass. Along with conducting focus […]

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Semester Start 24 x 7 IT Phone Support

The UMS IT Support Center is pleased to announce a single semester pilot program that will ensure you have the IT support you need during semester startup, and will help us gain a better understanding of how to support you during future semesters. This pilot program is to provide 2 weeks of 24-hour phone support […]

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Winter Term Classroom and Cluster Updates

During the Winter Term, IT was busy updating classrooms and renovating the Union and Library Clusters. See below for information about the completed work. Building Room Description IMRC 113  All New 27″ iMacs w/ Retina 5K displays, 6th Gen. core-i7 CPU’s, 16GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drives Shibles 202 Installed Apple TV DPC 105 HDMI connection, Apple TV, […]

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US:IT Staff News

Tom Drake – New Campus Services Operations Manager Tom Drake joined the UMaine IT Staff in 2004 as a Networking Specialist. His primary role has been providing and coordinating all of the IT needs for the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. In his new role as US:IT Campus Services Operations Manager, Tom provides leadership for […]

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