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Audience:  Massey Staff


Issue 31: October

  • New computers will be the first to run on Windows 10 
  • Staff with new Windows 10 computers will gain access to Office 365 online services
  • Issues with working outside Massey on new Mac Sierra operating system
  • Dell monitors out of supply
  • Yahoo! announces significant cyber security breach
  • Let people call you directly

Issue 30: August

  • AskIT improvements coming thanks to staff feedback
  • ITS Training workshops

Special edition - How not to be a victim of an email scam

  • Phishing and ransomware
  • How not to be a victim of an email scam

Issue 29: July

  • Review of Vodafone mobile data on Massey mobile devices
  • The Computer Hardware Catalogue is open again
  • Quickly request IT system access for new staff members or authorised contractors

Issue 28: July

  • New AskIT portal launched today

Issue 27: June

  • Online Meetings - freedom to meet anyone, anywhere
  • VC rooms can now join Lync/Skype for Business online meetings
  • Important notice for SMS users on Mac
  • Nuisance calls - don't be afraid to hang up

Issue 26: May

  • Guest WiFi now available
  • Helpful test results for intranet menu, thanks to staff
  • Upcoming audit for Staff network access, and network access requests
  • ZendTo file transfer service now available
  • Potential RAM upgrade for eligible Windows computers
  • Update on Windows laptop stock

Special edition

  • Out of stock items in ITS catalogue

Issue 25: April

  • Scheduled maintenance for key phone lines, including 0800 MASSEY
  • OneMassey: No more multiple login prompts while off-campus

Issue 24: March

  • Join the effort - build our staff intranet
  • Swap faulty Apple wall plug adapters at Information Commons
  • Windows 10 currently in pilot phase
  • Check MySpam, not Junk Mail, for blocked email

Issue 23: February

  • Update on faulty Apple wall plug adaptors, including iPhone
  • Recheck your Toshiba laptop battery pack
  • A software management tool will be installed on all Massey-owned Windows computers
  • Get software easily on Windows computers
  • Get software easily on Macs
  • SPSS activation codes for 2016
  • Improved security for online transactions
  • Delivery delays for new PC orders
  • The worst passwords of 2015


Special edition - Hardware catalogue

  • A guide to ordering hardware at Massey
  • Hardware catalogue update
  • Hardware disposal amnesty — October 2015

Issue 22: September

  • REANNZ Video Conference Service is ending
  • Background changes to Lync
  • Final Round of Information Security Policies for Consultation in 2015
  • SilentOne will retire on 30 September 2015
  • Unwanted emails from J.P. Monfort
  • Massey and Windows 10

Issue 21: August

  • Information Security Policies for your review
  • Massey to Retire SilentOne
  • ITS Training
  • The Ashley Madison website attack: Are we at risk?
  • Free Adobe eSeminars

Issue 20: July

  • Apologies to our Mac users
  • More workarounds available to resolve Mac issues
  • Standard Operating Environment (SOE) Operating System upgraded to Yosemite
  • Apple Volume Purchase Program for apps — Trial
  • New resource for Mac users

Issue 19: June

  • Scheduled maintenance for IT services on Saturday
  • Beware of SPAM over IP Telephony (SPIT)
  • Information Security Policy for your review

Issue 18: April

  • Cloud enabled research tools
  • Skype for Business

Issue 17: March

  • Scheduled internet outage - Wellington campus
  • Password email change notification to managers
  • Preferred supplier panel for interactive technologies
  • Wireless microphones affected by new government regulations

Issue 16: January

  • Computer Hardware Processes and Rentals
  • Free Lync DDIs!
  • Windows Server 2003 is on the way out
  • Changes to operating system support

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