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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]


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]


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]


Some Visual Studio Users Affected by New Microsoft Software Licensing Contract

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

On February 1, 2015, a new contract with Microsoft will go into effect, allowing faculty and staff access to some of the latest and most popular Microsoft... [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]


Office 365: Listserv Issue

Friday, June 6, 2014

ITU is currently investigating an issue where some messages sent from the Microsoft email system to George Mason University LISTSERV lists are appearing... [read more]


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]