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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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Log in to Skype with your primary email address

Jul. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Information Technology is continually striving to simplify, modernize and make systems more secure at VU. Earlier this summer, all VU Microsoft Office 365 login credentials were changed from users’ VUnetID@vanderbilt.edu to users’ primary email addresses (usually firstname.lastname@vanderbilt.edu). Last week, VUIT successfully aligned 1,603 Skype account logins from users’ secondary email addresses to their...

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Brief outage of internet access for VU on July 18

Jul. 9, 2019—On Thursday, July 18, between 4 and 6:30 a.m., VUIT will replace some network equipment in the Hill and Bryan data centers. This equipment connects our campus network to the outside world. During this replacement, VU will experience a brief outage of internet service. This outage is expected to last about 60 seconds, with a...

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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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