Friday, February 7, 2020

ADFS (Active Directory Federated Services) outage Feb. 18-19

Subject: ADFS authenticated services (Quest, LEARN, Workday, Office 365) unavailable during scheduled maintenance

Friday, January 31, 2020

Migrating from Microsoft Office 2016 to Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus

What is happening? 

MFCF is installing Office 365 ProPlus (desktop) on Nexus joined PCs managed with SCCM to stay in step with the IST initiative to install Office 365 ProPlus on Academic Support computers.

When is this happening? 

  • Office 365 ProPlus will be available for you to install through Software Centre on January 31, 2020.  
  • Office 365 ProPlus will be installed automatically on remaining machines on February 27, 2020.

What is the impact? 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Undergraduate web server replacement

This month we will replace the undergraduate web server at www.student.math. The new server runs the latest Apache. If your site uses PHP you need to revise your code to use PHP version 7, as PHP 5 is no longer supported.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Rearrangement of Linux CPU servers

At the end of the Fall 2019 term, we will rearrange the members of the linux.math, biglinux.math, and fastlinux.math pools.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

2019 Fall term software updates

Various software has been updated on the Linux and Windows research and teaching servers for the 2019 Fall term.

Linux:

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Power Outage August, 2019

What is happening?

Utility Power Shutdown. Electrical power will be shut off during this time for maintenance.

Schedule

Friday, March 29, 2019

Windows 10 Release 1809 availability announcement

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. 

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