News for Faculty

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Podium changes for Spring 2022 term

What is happening? 

Office applications on podium machines have been updated to Microsoft 365 apps.

What is the impact?

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Changes to remote desktop access

What is happening? 

Remote desktop access to Arts physical labs is being removed.

When is this happening? 

Tuesday April 19th, 4pm

How are users effected? 

Users will no longer be able to use Remote Desktop to access any Arts Computing Labs. Our labs are open for users physically on campus. All software is still available through Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

Why is this happening? 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Resolved issue accessing Microsoft 365 apps


The cause of this issue has been identified as a configuration error during scheduled maintenance replacing a database server, which resulted in the database going offline at a later time. The root cause of the configuration error has been corrected. IST has made some interim improvements such that the system will fail-safe in the event of a future database outage.

What was the impact?

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Quest service update

What is happening?

Full service has been restored within Quest, and all users should be able to log in and work within the system as normal. Information Systems & Technology is coordinating an incident report that will be shared with appropriate stakeholders, including a follow-up with the vendor and lessons learned.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Quest currently unavailable - April 12th

What is happening?

Quest is currently unavailable to all users. IST is investigating and more information will be shared when available.

Questions or concerns?

Please contact the IST Service Desk via the Jira Help Portal.

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