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Microsoft email services were disrupted for more than two hours this afternoon due to a Microsoft update. Customers were unable to send and receive messages. Microsoft has restored services this evening; however, no additional information has been provided.

 

To: UTPA Faculty, Staff, and Students
Description: Banner Student System and ASSIST will be unavailable due to scheduled system maintenance to apply updates.
Services Impacted: ASSIST Student and Faculty Self Service, Banner INB
Cause: Update is required to maintain functionality of the Banner Student Information System.
Downtime: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 4:00AM to
Sunday, July 12, 2015, 10:00AM
Contact Information: IT Service Desk
956-665-2020
helpdesk@utpa.edu
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Follow Updates at: www.utpa.edu/dit
www.facebook.com/utpadit
www.twitter.com/utpadit

The IT July Newsletter  is now available online.

Stay informed and check both your UTPA and UTRGV email accounts through August 31.
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To: UTPA Faculty, Staff, and Students
Description: Banner Student System and ASSIST will be unavailable due to scheduled system maintenance to apply updates.
Services Impacted: ASSIST Student and Faculty Self Service, Banner INB
Cause: Update is required to maintain functionality of the Banner Student Information System.
Downtime: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4:30AM to 9:00AM
Contact Information: IT Service Desk
956-665-2020
helpdesk@utpa.edu
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Follow Updates at: www.utpa.edu/dit
www.facebook.com/utpadit
www.twitter.com/utpadit

On May 21st , a monthly update from Office will be applied to replace the Lync 2013 client with the new Skype for Business 2015 client.

In addition to all the features of Lync, Skype for Business provides new features with simplified controls and familiar icons from Skype.

People who used the Lync client will have an experience which is very close, but not identical to the old experience. Specifically, while the traditional Lync windows and controls are unchanged, the task tray icon, the menu item in Windows, and several buttons in Outlook reflect the new Skype brand.

What’s new in the client?

  • New look and feel
  • Call from Skype for Business using your desk phone for audio
  • Integration with the Skype directory
  • Call Monitor
  • Rate My Call
  • Quick access to call controls
  • Emoticons

What is Skype for Business?

Skype for Business allows you to communicate and collaborate quickly and easily. You can start a chat, a call, a video call, or view a contact card with a single click. Set up meetings with UTPA students, faculty, staff, UT System staff, and our colleagues at UT Brownsville.

Skype for Business features includes:

  • Instant Messaging (IM) and Chat
  • Internet voice and video phone calls
  • Online meetings and presentations
  • Multi audio and video conference
  • Screen sharing

Install the Skype for Business (Lync 2013) app on your desktop, laptop, and personal devices. Skype for Business (Lync) clients are available for the following devices: Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Android.

Videos and Quick Start Guides:
To help you prepare for the transition, we have many additional resources available to help you:

· Videos: Quick videos on how to use Client

· Readiness: Bundle of Quick Start Guides

Training:

If you’re interested in more information or hands-on training, please register for Skype for Business Training on the UTPA Training Registration site.

Below is a summary of the combined security bulletins for the month of May 2015. Computers that are joined to the UTPA domain will receive the applicable updates automatically on Thursday, May 21st, at 11:00pm. If your computer is not a part of the UTPA domain or is not running Microsoft Windows, please make sure that it is configured to update automatically.

How to update your PC

How to update your Mac

Important notice to computers joined to the UTPA domain: The update distribution process has recently changed. On the day that the updates are distributed, your computer will present you with a notification (see screenshot below) giving you the choice to update your computer before the deadline of 11:00pm. This will allow people to be familiar with the updates that are being installed and it will also give the opportunity for installing the updates at your convenience (this way your machine is not forcefully restarted during the evening).

Software Update Installation Notification

Microsoft

Security Updates

 

MS15-043 : Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3049563)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-043

Severity : Critical

 

MS15-044 : Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Font Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3057110)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-044

Severity : Critical

 

MS15-045 : Vulnerability in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3046002)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-045

Severity : Critical

 

MS15-046 : Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3057181)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-046

Severity : Important

 

MS15-048 : Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3057134)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-048

Severity : Important

 

MS15-049 : Vulnerability in Silverlight Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3058985)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-049

Severity : Important

 

MS15-050 : Vulnerability in Service Control Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3055642)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-050

Severity : Important

 

MS15-051 : Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3057191)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-051

Severity : Important

 

MS15-052 : Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3050514)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-052

Severity : Important

 

MS15-053 : Vulnerabilities in JScript and VBScript Scripting Engines Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3057263)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-053

Severity : Important

 

MS15-054 : Vulnerability in Microsoft Management Console File Format Could Allow Denial of Service (3051768)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-054

Severity : Important

 

MS15-055 : Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Information Disclosure (3061518)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-055

Severity : Important

 

Re-released

 

MS15-041 : Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Information Disclosure (3048010)

More info: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-041

Severity : Important

 

 

Microsoft Security Advisory

 

KB3061904 : Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3061904

 

 

Security Mitigations

 

Update Secunia CSI Agent to 7.0.0.10009

More info: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/

 

Non – Security Critical Updates

 

KB3013531 : Update for Windows 8

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3013531

 

KB3013538 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3013538

 

KB3013769 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3013769

 

KB3015696 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3015696

 

KB3033446 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3033446

 

KB3037924 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3037924

 

KB3038002 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3038002

 

KB3038562 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3038562

 

KB3038701 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3038701

 

KB3044673 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3044673

 

KB3045717 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3045717

 

KB3045719 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3045719

 

KB3045992 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3045992

 

KB3047254 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3047254

 

KB3047255 : Update for Windows 8.1

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3047255

 

KB3049560  : Update for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Client

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3049560

 

KB3056819 : Microsoft Silverlight

More info : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3056819

 

May 2015 Office Update Release

More info : http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2015/05/12/may-2015-office-update-release.aspx

 

 

Adobe

 

Update Adobe Flash Player ActiveX to version 17.0.0.188

More info: http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-09.html

Severity: Critical

 

Update Adobe Flash Player Plugin to version 17.0.0.188

More info: http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-09.html

Severity: Critical

 

Update Adobe Air to version 17.0.0.172

More info:  http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-09.html

Severity: Critical

 

Update Adobe Reader/Acrobat 11 to version 11.0.11

More info: http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb15-10.html

Severity: Critical

 

Update Adobe Reader/Acrobat 10 to version 10.1.14

More info: http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb15-10.html

Severity: Critical

 

VideoLAN

 

Update VLC Media Player to version 2.2.1

More info: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Learn about the new Skype for Business features how to set up meetings with UTPA students, faculty, staff, UT System staff, and our colleagues at UT Brownsville.

Skype for Business allows you to communicate and collaborate quickly and easily. You can start a chat, a call, a video call, or view a contact card with a single click.

Sign up at training.utpa.edu!

FREE Self-pace online training is also available through Microsoft IT Academy.

Skype for Business (Lync) features includes:

  • Instant Messaging (IM) and Chat
  • Internet voice and video phone calls
  • Online meetings and presentations
  • Multi audio and video conference
  • Screen sharing
  • Account Profile Photo

Watch Skype for Business Video and learn more.

For technical support, please call the IT Service Desk at 956-665-2020 or visit the IT Service Desk at the Academic Services Building 1.102

Division of Information Technology

The IT May Newsletter is now available online.

On April 27th, faculty and staff who have been hired for UTRGV will receive account activation letters.

The letters will be sent to legacy employee email address with instructions on how to activate the UTRGV account.

Learn how to migrate UTB or UTPA email and OneDrive content to the UTRGV account at https://apps.utrgv.edu/it/o365-transition

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