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Scheduled Outage of All Mason Online Networks - Sunday, June 1

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

On Sunday, June 1, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, all Mason online services including systems, applications, websites, and services will be unavailable. Network... [read more]


Scheduled Outage of Banner, Blackboard, and Other Systems on Sunday, May 18

Thursday, May 15, 2014

On Sunday, May 18, from 7:45 am to 11:00 am, applications requiring Mason login authentication (including Banner Self-Service, Internet Native Banner, Shibboleth,... [read more]


Microsoft Internet Explorer Vulnerability Alert

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What is it?
On April 26th, 2014, Microsoft announced that they discovered a vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE). The... [read more]


Important Information Regarding the Heartbleed Open SSL Vulnerability

Monday, April 14, 2014

As you may be aware from national news reports, earlier this week a vulnerability was discovered in OpenSSL, which is a software library that is used to secure... [read more]


Access to E-Mail and Online Services will be Intermittent on Sunday, 7:30 AM to 11: 30 AM

Friday, March 21, 2014

On Sunday morning, during the regularly scheduled maintenance period from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Network Engineers will be making critical changes to Mason’s... [read more]


People Finder Email Contact Form

Friday, February 14, 2014

People Finder is the online directory for Mason students, faculty, and staff. The online contact form allowing non-Mason network users to send an email to Mason... [read more]


Updated Version of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Now Available

Friday, February 14, 2014

An updated version of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 is now available for download on the antivirus.gmu.edu site. This updated version is now compatible with... [read more]


Office 365 Employee Calendar Supported and Available to All

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Office 365 Calendar is now fully available and supported by the ITU. The Office 365 Calendar is the official scheduling and calendar tool for Mason employees.... [read more]


Windows 8.1 and Apple OS X Mavericks, October 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

At this time, the Information Technology Unit’s (ITU) Technology Support Services (TSS) department recommends that Mason-funded computers NOT be upgraded with the... [read more]


Microsoft Office 365: Employee Email System Updates

Friday, October 18, 2013

In September, Microsoft performed an update to Office 365 that included changes to the look, feel, and features of the web interface, Outlook Web App (OWA). That... [read more]


Java Issues with Internet Native Banner

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Currently, multiple INB users are experiencing Java issues. This is due to a decision by Oracle to prompt people to update their Java. If you do see a message... [read more]


Technology Changes that Impact Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Technology changes that affect teaching and learning continue to be undertaken this academic year. You may wish to be mindful of the following recent updates:

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Phone System Issues

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Phone System Issues: VoIP

Yesterday, August 21, a scheduled software update for the Voice over IP (VoIP) phone system encountered problems which resulted in a... [read more]