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Tech that Works for U

  • Tech that Works for U is a new tech talk series dedicated to teaching you how to use the productivity tools available to you at the University of Miami.

New Login Experience for Office 365 Applications and Services

  • UMIT has enabled a new login page for all Office 365 applications and services, including UM email, OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint sites.

Office 365 Tips: Did "U" Know

Legacy Mainframe to be Decommissioned in May 2019

  • As part of the University of Miami's committment to close down mainframe applications that ERP applications replaced, legacy mainframe services will be decommissioned in May 2019.

IT Resources for New UM Students

  • To ensure a smooth start to your academic year, check out some great IT resources available to you, including: Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 365, McAfee Virus Scan, and much more!

IT's Summer Travel Tips: Protect Your Personal Information

Protect Your Online Presence this Holiday Party

  • The holidays are the season of giving/receiving gifts and enjoying time spent with loved ones. Unfortunately, in our digital world, it makes it easy to have your identity stolen and turn your holiday season into a lamented one. In the spirit of a safe holiday, let’s embrace certain online security best practices to remain protected and secure when using mobile devices.

Don't Get Phished - Protect Yourself and Stop Identity Theft

  • Phishing is a form of fraud, in which an attacker tries to learn private information (such as login credentials) by masquerading as a reputable entity or person (usually via email).

Stop Scam Phone Calls and Vishing

  • Vishing (a combination of the words "voice" and "phishing") is the fraudulent practice of attempting to steal information or gain unauthorized access to your personal information via a telephone call.

Safety Advisory: Avoid Technical Support Scams

  • Take precaution when answering a phone call from an unknown or 1-800 number, or if you see a "help" window pop up in your web browser unexpectedly. These could be technical support scams where a representative is offering to help fix a computer problem or sell you a software license.

Stay Secure: Change Your CaneID Password Online

Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Today!

  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is now required for all University of Miami faculty, staff, and student employees. MFA uses a second factor (ex. mobile phone or landline) to authenticate your login - in addition to your CaneID credentials. Since hackers don't have physical access to these devices while attempting to compromise your account, your information is secure.

UMIT's Wifi Tune-Up Stations

  • At UMIT's Wifi Tune-Up Stations, you can have your wireless device(s) updated for optimal performance and report any troubles you may be having with wireless connectivity!

Cloud-Storage Solutions Comparison Chart

  • Learn more about the University of Miami's three cloud-storage solutions – Box, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive – via our visual comparison chart.

University of Miami Becomes Florida's First Adobe Creative Campus

  • The University of Miami (UM) is now providing the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe CC) software to all faculty, staff, and students at no cost, making UM the first Florida Adobe Creative Campus.

New 3-D Printers at UM’s Richter Library Promote Creative Learning Techniques for the University Community

  • The educational principle of learning by creating is expanding in an innovative way thanks to 3-D printing. 3-D printing is the process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model. Recently, UM’s Richter Library and UMIT’s Academic Technologies team collaborated to upgrade the library’s Digital Media Lab by adding three new Ultimaker 3-D printers.

New Process for Governance Requests

  • UMIT implemented a new governance request process on September 26, 2017. The new process streamlines requests for service (RFS) into an easy-to-use online form via UService (ServiceNow).

Access UM's Network via UMIT's Approved Remote Access Tools

  • In an effort to reduce potential security risks, UMIT has turned off the ability to log in to the UM network through the use of unsupported remote access tools.

Access the UM Yammer Network Using Your CaneID and Password

Microsoft’s Windows 7 will No Longer be Supported as of January 14, 2020

  • After this date, Windows 7 machines will no longer receive Microsoft patches to ensure that they are properly secured, which can result in hackers taking over your machine or compromising your personal information.

New Email Security Enhancements Starting July 2018

  • In July, UMIT will enable the following new email security enhancements: 1) Email notifications for data loss prevention (DLP); and 2) Email auditing for troubleshooting and support.

Access Suspected-Spam Messages via Microsoft's Quarantine

New Email Protection Implemented on September 30, 2017

  • To better protect the University community from potential email threats, UMIT has implemented Microsoft (MS) Email Protection – a combination of Microsoft’s advanced threat protection and exchange online protection – to replace Proofpoint.

High Sierra, Apple’s Operating System, Now Compatible with McAfee Products

  • UMIT has completed testing of High Sierra, the new version of Mac’s operating system (macOS). High Sierra is now compatible with McAfee products, including anti-virus and encryption software.

Meet Microsoft Teams

  • Microsoft Teams, a chat-centered workspace in Office 365, brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place, so everyone has instant access to everything they need. Teams is now available to all faculty, staff, and students through Microsoft Office 365.

Qualtrics / USurvey Updates

University of Miami's VPN Upgrade

  • UMIT has completed a virtual private network (VPN) upgrade, which provides the University community with more efficient external connectivity to resources within the University of Miami network.

UM Network Update: 802.1x Authentication

  • UMIT is implementing a new authentication method (802.1x) for wired devices in a phased-approach (a wired device is an electronic device that connects to the Internet through a physical connection). This security enhancement will help validate and ensure authorized access to our UM network.

InfoEd Support Transitioning to the UMIT Service Desk

  • InfoEd customer support will soon be transitioned to the UMIT Service Desk. Once completed, you will be provided with 24/7 support.

UHealth Wireless Network Modified

  • As part of the University of Miami’s effort to improve wireless connectivity, the UHealth wireless network at the Medical campus was restricted to those with an account on the Medical domain.

SecureCanes Wireless Network Update

  • As part of the University of Miami’s initiative to improve wireless connectivity, UMIT updated the 802.1x certificate for the SecureCanes wireless network (across all campuses).

UMIT: Give to United Way

  • Did you know that every unrestricted dollar you give to the United Way is worth $2.16 of help to the community? Take a quick look at how far your contribution can really go.

UMIT Newsletter

Frank Azuola Named Associate Vice President for Enterprise Applications and Services

  • As a member of the UMIT Executive Cabinet, Frank will serve as a visionary enterprise application architect for the University of Miami and will work to constantly evolve the highly-integrated nature of the university’s enterprise systems with a goal of efficient operations and high-quality data.