What is happening? Windows Desktop PCs joined to Nexus will have the offline files feature (also called client side cache) disabled on May 24, 2018. The change will take effect as part of the weekly Thursday morning reboot.
Why is this happening? Disabling offline files resolves issues with accessing network folders. Offline files is an older technology that is becoming stale. You are required to do this because it cannot be automated by MFCF. This does not apply to notebooks or desktops that are not joined to Nexus.
What is happening? As part of the continuous upgrade process for Windows 10, MFCF will be advertising a managed upgrade via System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for Windows 10 workstations that are joined to Nexus. The advertisement will allow you to select when the upgrade applies. Machines running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 are not affected. This is expected to become a yearly event so these Windows 10 workstations are always on a supported release.
MFCF has built a workstation with high end graphics for Faculty of Mathematics researchers, graduate students, and instructors who want to get started with high end graphics computing. More information including how to get started is here.
Patching of the Windows print server mapprint01 last week
broke access for Linux and unsupported MacOS X computers.
A temporary workaround has been applied and all clients
should be able to print again.