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January 13 deadline to update ePassword for VUnetID

Jan. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University faculty and staff are required to change their ePassword, the password associated with VUnetID, on an annual basis. The new password must be one that has never been used at VU, VUMC or on any public website. This helps protect data and privacy and aids the university’s digital security efforts. If you have...

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VUIT spotlights diversity with new advisory board and training

Oct. 24, 2019—As a next step in the evolution of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) recently created an Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Board (iDAB). The group, composed of nine VUIT employees, aims to foster an inclusive and diverse culture in VUIT “where every individual may flourish uniquely and collaborate equally.” iDAB is...

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Lutz honored by Legion Fund for mentoring of Army Special Forces officer

Oct. 24, 2019—On Oct. 14, 2019, The Legion Fund honored Vice Chancellor for Information Technology John Lutz for his mentoring of the retiring deputy commanding officer of the 5th Group Special Forces (Airborne), the Green Beret unit at Fort Campbell. Legion Fund representatives Willy Stern (founder), Judge George Paine, Cheryl Carter, and Ruth Trotter presented Vice Chancellor...

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Follow these recommendations for cybersecurity while traveling

Oct. 22, 2019—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and throughout the month Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) will be sharing tips and tricks for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on cybersecurity while traveling. Did you know you are at higher risk of becoming a cyber victim while traveling? Travelers tend to let their guard...

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Microsoft Office 365 changes to notification messages regarding quarantined emails in VUmailguard

Oct. 14, 2019—VUmailguard is an integral part of the Vanderbilt email service. Its purpose is to keep Vanderbilt’s network healthy, safe, secure and operational by protecting users from malware, such as viruses, worms, and spyware, as well as phishes and unsolicited email (spam). Powered by Microsoft Office 365’s Exchange Online Protection (EOP) engine, this cloud-based filtering service...

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Follow these recommendations from VUIT for protecting your data

Oct. 4, 2019—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and throughout the month VUIT will publish articles with tips and tricks for staying safe and secure online. This first article focuses on two ways to protect your data. Use a password manager Reusing passwords is not safe, but remembering a unique one for every account is almost impossible....

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Make note of WiFi instructions for VU guests

Oct. 3, 2019—Guests to Vanderbilt University now have two options for connecting to WiFi: vuGuest and eduroam. Anyone can connect to vuGuest by simply logging on to vuGuest, accepting terms and getting started—no password is required. Guests visiting from participating eduroam institutions have a second option for connecting to WiFi by using their eduroam credentials from their...

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VUIT debuts new WiFi upgrades for 2019-20

Aug. 22, 2019—Aug. 21, 2019, 9:24 AM In addition to a new, streamlined onboarding process for connecting to vuNet, there are now three more ways to connect to WiFi on the Vanderbilt University campus: vuGuest, eduroam, and vuDevices. The new vuGuest network provides an intuitive wireless experience for visitors to campus. The eduroam network allows VU faculty,...

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VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Aug. 14, 2019—In response to feedback and customer satisfaction surveys, Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) has added a Microsoft Office 365 training page to its website. Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students have access to Microsoft Office 365 free of charge, and the training page will help users fully realize the benefits of the Office 365 application suite....

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Office 365 email migration is underway

Jul. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Information Technology is enhancing email features and services by migrating Outlook/Exchange email to Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud. The email accounts of more than 12,000 VU faculty, staff and graduate students will be migrated to O365 by the end of the year. This move will allow Vanderbilt to align with current technology,...

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