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ITS Announces CATV changes/outages for Summer 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The replacement of the Johnson Center roof this summer will cause multiple CATV (Cable TV) service outages. These outages include several limited scope outages... [read more]


Network Maintenance - Sunday, May 24

Sunday, May 24, 2015

On Sunday, May 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., network engineers will make equipment changes in the Data Center. For approximately 30 minutes at the beginning of... [read more]


Conferencing Maintenance Scheduled Saturday & Sunday, June 20–June 21

Friday, May 8, 2015

Collaborative Video Technologies (CVT) has planned maintenance on the main conferencing infrastructure June 20-21. The following technologies will not be... [read more]


IT Campus Wireless Update

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dear Patriots: 

Many of you have noticed that we’ve recently been experiencing interruptions in the Mason Wi-Fi network. Information... [read more]


Outlook Mobile App Disabled Due to Potential Security Risk

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beginning on March 31, 2015, George Mason University students, faculty and staff will no longer be able to use the Microsoft Outlook mobile apps for iOS or... [read more]


Mason Will Streamline the Wireless Network on Sunday, March 8

Sunday, March 8, 2015

To reduce redundancy and make it easier to use Mason’s Wi-Fi network, Information Technology Services (ITS), formerly the ITU, will simplify campus Wi-Fi service... [read more]


Change to Wireless Networks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Information Technology Services is simplifying the campus wireless network configuration. When finished, the university will see only three broadcast wireless... [read more]


The ITU Realigns to Enhance Effectiveness

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Effective February 25, Mason’s Information Technology Unit (ITU) aligned itself into a new organization named Information Technology Services (ITS). The new... [read more]


Action Needed: Check Your Address in Patriot Web on February 16

Monday, February 16, 2015

On February 16, a new software component called Clean Address will be added to all Mason administrative systems, including Patriot Web, to format U.S. addresses... [read more]


Changes to Student MasonLive Email

Friday, February 13, 2015

As of Tuesday, March 3, students will no longer be able to log in to MasonLive using their Patriot Pass credentials (NetID and Patriot Pass strong password). In... [read more]


MESA Shares User Audit

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Due to new security regulations and in compliance with [read more]


Added Layer of Security for Patriot Web

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To better protect your information, Mason is adding an extra layer of security to the Patriot Web log in process. Beginning December 7, Patriot Web faculty,... [read more]


Patriot Web Admin Icon

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The morning of Friday, 10/24/2014, the ITU will deploy an icon to the desktops of most of Mason's Windows users. The icon will appear on computers throughout... [read more]


New Java Plugin for INB (and Discoverer) Windows Users - Sept. 7th, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

This Sunday, Sept. 7th, due to a server update, Windows users of Internet Native Banner and Discoverer must upgrade their Java plugin to version 1.7.0_67.

The... [read more]


ITU Will Focus Resources to Support Semester Startup

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Beginning Monday, August 18 through Friday, September 12, the Information Technology Unit (ITU) will concentrate its resources on the immediate technology... [read more]


Major Network Maintenance - Sunday, July 27

Friday, July 25, 2014

On Sunday, July 27, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, ITU will perform network firewall maintenance. Service interruptions may occur for users on and off campus during... [read more]


New Log in for Mason Wired, Wireless, and Residential Networks

Thursday, July 17, 2014

There is a new look and feel to the way you will log in to the public wired, wireless, and residential networks at Mason.  Users will continue to enter their... [read more]


New Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service Launched

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The ITU has launched a new Virtual Private Network (VPN) service for Mason. The new VPN service virtually connects a remote user, working wirelessly or from an... [read more]