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Heartbleed remediation phase 2
4-17-2014 2:55 pm
Early tomorrow morning we will be replacing the security certificate on the new Aruba wireless system which services the dorms and select buildings on campus
Network downtimes in May for Library renovation
4-17-2014 2:30 pm
As the library renovation process gets under way, we are preparing for the implications to the network, phone and cable TV systems.
Heartbleed vulnerability and wireless/dorm network downtime
4-12-2014 11:05 am
A major security vulnerability nicknamed "Heartbleed" was announced this week which impacted many secure services on the web.
Network outage this morning
3-20-2014 8:50 am
We had a severe network outage last night that impacted pretty much every technology service we have.
WildcatsOnline will be down Mar. 16-17
3-13-2014 11:05 am
System will be down for 1st quarter maintenance and updates, starting Sunday March 16 @ 8:00 PM until Monday March 17th 6:00 AM.
System maintenance this week
3-11-2014 7:10 am
We'll be doing a bit of system maintenance this week to take advantage of the relative quiet of spring break.
Difficulties with internet and network dependent services today
2-25-2014 9:50 pm
As I am sure some of you are already aware, there were difficulties accessing the internet and in some places using a network dependent service such as a copier.
RESOLVED: Inbound/Outbound phone service hiccups
12-5-2013 2:00 pm
It has come to our attention that Century Link is currently experiencing network problems and their staff are working to resolve the issues.
FOLLOW UP: Technology troubles today
11-28-2013 9:45 pm
On this day of Thanksgiving we are very thankful that this problem was not...
email user beware - legit "looking" email messages
11-23-2013 11:55 am
More than several people have notified me that they are receiving very legit "looking" email messages that are cleverly crafted with Wayne State College text and branding.
Phishing in October
10-30-2013 3:25 pm
With many technology systems and processes in use these days there is really no off time for phishing.
PeopleSoft (WildcatsOnline) Student Information System will be down October 6th
10-4-2013 10:45 am
3rd quarter maintenance and updates
Phone service has been completely restored!
8-20-2013 4:00 pm
Phone service has been completely restored to campus.
UPDATE! - Inbound phone service for 7000 series numbers
8-20-2013 7:10 am
Century Link has been working for a couple of days on rectifying some minor warnings we were seeing on one of our phone trunks that service the 7000 series of numbers for campus.
Technology help for students
8-15-2013 2:35 pm
Tech help sheets for students
Phishing phone calls...
8-13-2013 9:00 am
We've had reports of at least two phishing phone calls so far this week.
Web server maintenance
8-12-2013 4:20 pm
We'll be applying a few updates to our webservers late tonight.
Fall Phishing expeditions
8-5-2013 8:00 am
I thought I would take a moment to send the semi regular reminder about phishing attempts.
8-1-2013 3:35 pm
As you may have noticed during the day today - we have the voice-mail system upgrade complete!!
Voicemail upgrade status
7-31-2013 10:50 pm
We encountered a number of difficulties with the voicemail upgrade today
Office 2013 now available in Windows 7
7-23-2013 8:10 am
This morning we made Office 2013 available to the Windows 7 computers in the network.
In the homestretch for fall
7-17-2013 8:05 am
You can feel it in the air - the energy starting to build on campus in preparation for the fall term and yet it feels like just a few days ago that we had Spring Commencement!
NeSIS and SAP downtime
6-28-2013 6:30 pm
Computing Services Network (in Lincoln) are experiencing a serious issue on the fiber ring between Lincoln and Omaha.
WildcastOnline issue resolved
6-22-2013 1:00 pm
We think this may have been an unnoticed consequence of the server maintenance we did yesterday afternoon.
Logins to WildcatsOnline not working
6-22-2013 11:40 am
We're experiencing an issue with WildcatsOnline.
Server maintenance this afternoon
6-21-2013 7:50 am
We're going to be doing some server hardware maintenance this afternoon starting at 1:15PM.
E-mail issue resolved
6-19-2013 9:45 pm
We have the issue resolved and deferred mail is arriving into our systems.
Issues with incoming e-mail
6-19-2013 7:05 pm
We are experiencing issues with e-mail inbound from off campus.
Downtime for mobile device e-mail synchronization
4-11-2013 12:55 pm
We need to upgrade the mobile e-mail synchronization server to resolve an issue with calendar appointments on certain iPads not processing correctly.
4-2-2013 4:30 pm
As you may have noticed, we had a network outage from roughly 3:40PM to 3:58PM this afternoon.
Spring Break maintenance
3-1-2013 9:35 am
We'll be tackling a number of maintenance issues during spring break:
Phising and spam
2-11-2013 8:45 am
Regular reminder about phishing attempts
Internet outage last night
2-8-2013 8:25 am
We had a series of internet outages last night, starting shortly after 9PM and occurring intermittently through the night until about 3:25AM.
SAP upgrade e-mails
2-6-2013 12:25 pm
Many of you have received e-mails requesting that you upgrade your SAP client software.
Outbound mail restored
1-25-2013 2:00 pm
We've restored outbound mail service.
1-25-2013 12:30 pm
We're having some issues with the campus outbound e-mail server.
NATS Staff Retreat
1-2-2013 8:50 am
Once a year we try to have a professional development retreat for NATS staff and we always try to pick the least impact-ful time to have everyone out of the office.
11-26-2012 4:00 pm
Sakai is back up and running and appears to be solid and stable.
online.wsc.edu (Sakai) downtime
11-26-2012 12:05 pm
We are currently experiencing an unscheduled downtime in the sakai environment (online.wsc.edu).
11-20-2012 10:10 am
We'll be doing some network maintenance on Friday, November 23rd, replacing two core switch chassis that distribute the network to all buildings on campus.
9-21-2012 12:30 am
The switch replacement at the local carrier office appears to have gone well,
Internet switch replacement status
9-20-2012 1:35 pm
After conferring with the carrier, their preference would be to wait for switch replacement until midnight tonight.
Internet outage status update
9-20-2012 1:00 pm
We are up at the moment on the carrier's existing switch.
Internet outage status
9-20-2012 11:00 am
At this point it would appear that WSC is the victim of what is called a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDOS).
Internet outage status
9-19-2012 11:15 pm
Complicated scenario here but I'll try to explain briefly.
Internet outage notice
9-19-2012 8:25 pm
Starting at 5:50PM this evening, we started seeing internet connectivity problems, both for the Wayne campus and the College Center facility in South Sioux.
Password creation hint #5
8-27-2012 9:15 pm
This series of notes regarding passwords, while fun (for us at least) and humorous (for you hopefully), had at it's heart a serious intent.
Password creation hint #4: Acrostics
8-23-2012 11:00 am
For those of you who are fans of Will Shortz or the Sunday Puzzle on NPR, this password creation hint is for you!
Password creation tip #3: Model numbers
8-22-2012 4:10 pm
A wonderful source for secure passwords is model numbers.
Mobiler server maintenance
8-22-2012 3:15 pm
For those of you getting your e-mail on a mobile device (phone or tablet), we're going to need to do some maintenance on the mobile server to address some minor issues.
Secure password creation tip #2
8-21-2012 2:45 pm
Take a short common word that you can easily remember, such as
8-21-2012 1:25 pm
As I'm sure you noticed, we're having some internet connectivity issues on campus.
Secure password creation strategies
8-20-2012 2:50 pm
With the new password policies that went into place this spring, we've fielded a number of comments from folks who struggle to create compliant passwords.
WildcatsOnline login issue fixed
8-15-2012 9:00 am
We worked with the AMP team and resolved the WildcatsOnline login issue.
Logins to WildcatsOnline
8-15-2012 7:15 am
We're having some issues with logging in to WildcatsOnline this morning.
8-14-2012 1:50 pm
We're aware of an issue in the new Sakai environment where you may have to reload a page if you've been "idle" in a module for 3 or more minutes.
Network maintenance work this week
8-14-2012 10:45 am
It's the time of year when we need to do some network maintenance prior to the fall term.
Sakai training sessions
8-10-2012 3:50 pm
Eddie Elfers will be holding Sakai training sessions this fall for those faculty members new to the system or for those who would like to brush up on their skills.
Sakai maintenance on Monday (8/13)
8-10-2012 8:05 am
We'll be doing a number of upgrades to prepare systems for the Fall term.
Network maintenance tomorrow
7-3-2012 2:20 pm
We'll be performing some network maintenance tomorrow to upgrade software on the core network switches.
6-25-2012 4:20 pm
WSC having a full internet outage tomorrow night, starting at 10PM
Sakai issues resolved
5-6-2012 8:40 pm
We just resolved an issue in the Sakai system (online.wsc.edu) in which student accounts were disabled and no longer showed up in class rosters.
Internet access has been restored...
4-29-2012 10:55 am
Most of our internet connectivity was restored
4-29-2012 9:15 am
WSC is currently experiencing a full internet outage.
Appler order confirmation e-mails
4-10-2012 4:00 pm
Many of you have received a very legit looking e-mail appearing to be from Apple
Server maintenance on the J: and G: drives
3-6-2012 3:20 pm
We'll be working on the G: drive this evening and the J: drive for non academic offices from 7PM until roughly midnight
Web server restarts
2-2-2012 2:15 pm
A critical update was released early this week for one of the pieces of software that provides web services on campus.
Requesting help from NATS
1-25-2012 10:25 am
It might be a good time to send out a note to help guide you in requesting assistance from NATS.
"Emergency Verification" phishing e-mail
1-19-2012 5:15 pm
yet another phishing e-mail, designed to trick you into providing your WSC username and password to an outside organization
12-16-2011 1:35 pm
Willy will be down for approximately 30 minutes, at 8:30AM on Monday
12-15-2011 8:35 am
A bit of followup to our wireless issues from the other day.
And we're back....
12-13-2011 11:55 pm
We sincerely apologize for the very poorly timed service interruption on wireless today
12-13-2011 2:05 pm
We've been experiencing a couple of load related issues with wireless, particularly in the library, over the last few days.
City connection to internet
10-31-2011 4:35 pm
We lost power to the 8th floor Bowen closet on Saturday afternoon and, as a result, the city was without internet connection via wireless for about 18 hours
10-20-2011 10:40 am
As most of you (if not all) noticed, we had an internet outage this morning for a number of hours.
True you password policy message
10-18-2011 10:25 am
You may have received a message from trueyou notifying you of a password policy change.
Groupwise system restart tonight
9-29-2011 12:35 pm
There are a couple of important updates that were released today for the Groupwise system that we would like to get applied in a timely manner.
Internet outage yesterday
9-15-2011 8:30 am
We had a severe outage of internet service yesterday that interfered with access not only to the internet but also WildcatsOnline and SAP, among other systems.
Brief internet WildcatsOnline outage
9-13-2011 1:40 pm
Network Nebraska has announced a maintenance window on equipment that provides our connectivity to the Internet, WildcatsOnline and SAP.
Windows update .... update
8-31-2011 11:00 am
As some of you may have noticed, we haven't had Windows Updates applying to your machines and forcing a reboot for the last couple of weeks.
8-24-2011 3:55 pm
As the school year starts we are being subjected to our typical first round of phishing e-mails.
8-16-2011 2:25 pm
As many of you know, this "quiet" week between the Summer and Fall terms is one of our few opportunities to get system maintenance completed without major inconvenience to students.
Office 2010 is now available
8-16-2011 2:20 pm
In preparation for the fall term we are making available a new version of Microsoft Office, Office 2010, for use on campus.
SAP update is ready
8-3-2011 1:55 pm
The SAP update is ready for installation.
Printing is fixed!!
8-3-2011 1:50 pm
Printing is now working properly again.
E-mail and printing issues
8-3-2011 9:26 am
As many of you many have noticed, we're having some odd issues with logging into various systems, including e-mail earlier this morning and now printing.
8-3-2011 9:25 am
This morning we were informed that a new SAP update has been released and we need to begin using it as soon as possible.
Downtime for select systems
6-27-2011 2:15 pm
As we work through some upgrade procedures for various systems we'll need to take a few systems down this week
G: drive class naming change
5-24-2011 5:50 am
As many of you know, classes are being handled a bit differently this summer. We've gone from three summer terms to one summer term with multiple sessions. As a result, we need to change the way classes are named on the G: drive and in other campus systems as well.
Network downtime status
5-21-2011 12:00 pm
The data copy from our original storage unit to the new storage unit finished up about 8:30AM and we were able to take down all of the servers and start working on the original storage unit.
5-20-2011 7:40 am
On Wednesday afternoon of this week we received a phone call from HP indicating that it was seeing some troublesome error messages being reported on our primary storage unit that holds software and data for a great number of servers on campus.
Voice mail indicator lights
5-16-2011 1:40 pm
It would seem that the voicemail indicator lights on the campus phone system are not quite up to speed in some cases with whether or not you actually have a voice mail.
Inbound telephone call interruption
5-13-2011 1:35 pm
As some of you may have noticed, we were without inbound telephone service for some campus extensions for part of the evening yesterday.
Sakai maintenance and phishing
5-6-2011 10:30 am
Just a couple of notes for the month of May that you may want to be aware of:
Very brief internet outage tonight
3-2-2011 10:15 am
We'll have a very brief internet outage this evening shortly after 10PM.
Phone Dialing Changes
2-3-2011 2:25 pm
Starting February 26th you will be required to include the 402 area code followed by the 7 digit phone number for all local calls placed from campus....
GroupWise update this evening
1-31-2011 1:55 pm
We need to apply an update to the GroupWise mail system this evening to deal with a software flaw.
Internet outage last night
1-20-2011 11:00 am
As some of you may have noticed, we experienced an internet outage last night beginning at 6:47PM and lasting until 8:03PM.
1-5-2011 2:55 pm
In preparation for the spring term we will be doing standard maintenance on a variety of systems tomorrow evening beginning at 5:30PM
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