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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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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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