IT updating student file server (FPSB), Dec. 24-26

IT staff will be upgrading the student file server (FPSB) during the holiday break. The work is expected to begin on Dec. 24, 2019 and complete by the end of day on December 26, 2019. The server is home to data stored in student M: drives and course shares. During the upgrade process, you will not be able to access the data on this server. Please copy any data you might need during this time to your Office 365 OneDrive account. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause. We always try to minimize down time and we feel that this time frame should have the least amount of demand for the server. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to Monika Pynaker at pynakerm@uwgb.edu.

Server migration postponed

The previously communicated server migration that had been planned for over the weekend (Dec. 6-8, 2019) has been postponed due to complications. The scope of this project is large, encompassing the news.uwgb.edu site and all UW-Green Bay network blogs. Plans to re-attempt the migration will be forthcoming. The Marketing and University Communication Office and the Information Technology Web Development, Server and Network Administrator teams apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

UW-Green Bay news will freeze temporarily for server migration

The UW-Green Bay Inside News site (news.uwgb.edu) will not be publishing new content from Friday, Dec. 5 through the weekend. This hold is due to a UW-Green Bay server update that will occur over the weekend. When this process is complete, the Inside News site will have a new look, improved security and improved functionality. This update impacts all UW-Green Bay network blog sites.

The migration schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Dec 6 – Content will be exported from current blog sites
  • Saturday – Sunday, Dec 7-8 – Teams will work to transfer all of the blog content over to the new environment. This will include updating network information (so that the URLs will point to the new blog locations) and more testing.
  • Monday, Dec 9 – The transition should be complete sometime on Monday. It is possible that the process may take until Tuesday, at the latest.

The Marketing and University Communication office and the Information Technology Web Development, Server and Network Administrator teams thank you for your patience.

Cyber Travis: UW-Green Bay Cyber Security

Cyber Travis is back with IT security awareness tips

Cyber Travis made his first appearance at the University last year. He’s back, with the latest IT updates, hints and suggestions via his IT Security Awareness blog, or follow @UWGBCyberSec on Twitter for updates and information to help stay cyber secure.

Last year Cyber Travis’s Cyber Security Awareness topics included:

 

IT will execute network maintenance Saturday, July 20

Staff members from UW-Green Bay Information Technology will be executing network maintenance on Saturday, July 20, 2019 that could potentially cause network outages beginning at 7 a.m. The work is expected to take a few hours and any potential outages are expected to last less than an hour. Questions can be referred to Network Administrator, Travis Albrecht, albrecht@uwgb.edu.

 

Work on network could cause outage Saturday morning

Staff members from Information Technology will executing network maintenance on Saturday, June 15, 2019 that could potentially cause network outages beginning at 8 a.m. The work is expected to take a few hours and any potential outages to last less than an hour. Questions can be referred to Network Administrator, Travis Albrecht, albrecht@uwgb.edu.

 

 

Scheduled power outage, tonight! Reminder to save and shut down, please

With a scheduled power outage on the Green Bay Campus this evening, Monday, May 20, 2019, Information Technology has some advice for computer users: please make sure you save your data and shut down your computer at the end of the day. This extra precaution will help you get a fresh start after the outage is complete. A “global” shut down command will be sent to campus computers at 4:45 p.m. to make sure unattended devices are off. Any questions? Please contact the IT Help Desk at ext. 2309 or email helpdesk@uwgb.edu.

IT advises computer users to take precautions prior to power outage on Monday, May 20

With a scheduled power outage on the evening of Monday, May 20, 2019, Information Technology has some advice for computer users: please make sure you save your data and shut down your computer at the end of the day. This extra precaution will help you get a fresh start after the outage is complete. A “global” shut down command will be sent to campus computers at 4:45 p.m. to make sure unattended devices are off. Any questions? Please contact the IT Help Desk at 920-465-2309 or email helpdesk@uwgb.edu.

Send e-mails to branch colleagues through uwgb.edu accounts

The Division of Information Technology (IT) successfully completed migration of UW Colleges email, OneDrive, and SharePoint data for  branch employees. From this point, branch campus employees are only using their UW-Green Bay accounts. All communication sent to their UWC accounts are being forwarded to their UW-Green Bay account through June 2020. All branch employees can now be found within the UW-Green Bay global address list.

More plans to migrate UWC mailboxes

As previously announced, IT is in the process of migrating existing UWC mailboxes to UW-Green Bay mailboxes. Here is an update from Assistant Vice Chancellor Paula Ganyard:
“We will begin synchronizing all your existing mailbox information from your UW-Colleges account to your UW-Green Bay account. When the synchronization starts, you can continue to use your UWC account as you normally would. However, during the migration all messages and custom folders will be replicated over to your UW-Green Bay account. Once this replication happens we ask that you do not rename, move, or delete (only view) any migrated messages until the migration has completed. If messages/folders happen to change, when the final sync and cutover occurs the messages and folders will be restored to how they appeared in your UWC account. When migration is complete you will receive a notification from Power 365 Software. We have asked for a copy of that message, so that we can let you know what to expect, and so that you can trust that it is legitimate email and not phishing. We hope to be able share that with you soon.” Questions or concerns can be directed to ganyardp@uwgb.edu.