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Microsoft Office 365 sign-in enhancements coming in June

May. 28, 2019—Over the next several months, VUIT will migrate all Outlook/Exchange mailboxes of VU faculty, staff and most graduate students* from on-campus servers to Microsoft Outlook Office 365 in the cloud. To prepare for the Outlook/Exchange mailbox migration to Office 365, VUIT will be updating the way users sign in to Office 365 applications. This change...

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VUIT: Password reset for employees

May. 16, 2019—As the academic year ends, VUIT is reminding faculty and staff to change their ePassword, the password associated with VUnetID. It is important to change an ePassword at the end of each academic year to a password that has never been used at VU, VUMC or on any public website. This helps protect privacy and aids the university’s digital security...

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Data network services temporarily unavailable May 21

Apr. 17, 2019—On Tuesday, May 21, between 10 and 11 p.m., Vanderbilt University Information Technology and VUMC Information Technology will split the data network. During this time, there will be a brief interruption to data network services including: IP voice services Internet Wi-Fi connections For more information or support assistance, please contact your VUIT Relationship Manager or...

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Outlook/Exchange email moving to cloud

Apr. 3, 2019—Apr. 2, 2019, 12:14 PM An exciting service improvement is coming soon for Vanderbilt University Outlook/Exchange email users. Over the next several months, all Outlook/Exchange mailboxes of VU faculty, staff and most graduate students will be migrated from on-premises servers to Microsoft Outlook Office 365 in the cloud, offering users a multitude of benefits, including:...

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VUIT to implement new wireless options in May

Apr. 1, 2019—Mar. 29, 2019, 1:46 PM (John Russell/Vanderbilt) VUIT will begin implementing additional wireless options for the campus community and visitors in May. The new options will include:  1. Enhanced Guest/Visitor Access: In an effort to provide an improved wireless user experience for campus guests, as well as increased security for the VU network, VUIT will implement a...

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Multi-factor authentication now required to access VU’s virtual private network

Mar. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt University Information Technology continues to increase the protection of VU systems through enhanced cybersecurity mechanisms. As the next step in VUIT’s VerifyU initiative, multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be required to access the VU virtual private network (VPN) application, Pulse Secure, beginning on March 18. Users of the VPN will need to enroll in Vanderbilt’s MFA application,...

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Take VUIT Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey for chance to win $100 Amazon gift card

Mar. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt IT (VUIT) has released its annual Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey. The online survey is confidential and should take about five minutes to complete. The results will be used to further enhance IT service and support. The deadline to complete the survey is March 29. Upon completion of the survey, participants can enter a...

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Voice services ordering to be streamlined through SerVU system

Feb. 20, 2019—Beginning Thursday, Feb. 28, university users will submit new telephone orders and requests for voice services, the university’s resource for telecommunications, through SerVU, the IT Service Management System. The SerVU system includes new order forms and an automated approval process that will streamline and speed the voice services ordering process for the university. Please visit...

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VU’s virtual private network to begin using multi-factor authentication March 18

Feb. 15, 2019—Effective March 18, multi-factor authentication will be required for Vanderbilt’s virtual private network application, Pulse Secure. Multi-factor authentication—a method in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) to an authentication mechanism—is part of VUIT’s VerifyU initiative, which is designed to protect against credential theft and provide enhanced cybersecurity protection...

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VerifyU – Vanderbilt IT’s New Information Security Program

Dec. 20, 2018—(Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt’s prominence as a preeminent higher education institution with a national footprint makes it a target-rich environment for cyber threats. The university experiences a vast number of attempted attacks daily that target its users, systems and data, and the threats continue to increase in viability. An effective response to combat these evolving threats...

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