Announcements

    11.20.14 Faculty Staff Email System Upgrade to Microsoft Office 365

    The university will be implementing Microsoft Office 365 to all faculty and staff at Southern Miss in the next couple of weeks. It is very important for you to update your Microsoft Office to 2010 SP 2 or /2013 so you will be able to access your email in Microsoft Office 365. Stay tuned for your specific go live date.  

     

    Microsoft Office 365 provides faculty and staff with a 50GB mailbox and 1TB of file storage in OneDrive.  In addition to having access to web versions, Faculty and Staff will be able to download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, and/or mobile devices - Android or iOS).  These applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote*, Access*, Publisher*, and Lync.  *Windows PC client programs and/or features only.  Cannot be used across devices

     

    How to determine your version of Microsoft Office

    1.     Open any Microsoft Office application (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

    2.     Click on HELP, then ABOUT MICROSOFT OFFICE.

    OR

    3.     Open any Microsoft Office application (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

    4.     Click on FILE and then HELP or ACCOUNT .

     

    If you see that you are using Microsoft Office 2010 SP1, 2007, 2003 or older, you will need to update your software as soon as possible. Microsoft Office can be updated via our software download site: www.usm.edu/itech/software-downloads-and-purchases.

     

    Please note, if you are a vendor at Southern Miss you will need to follow your company’s protocol for upgrade.

     

    For assistance, please contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) or enter a Help Desk work order. If needed, we can schedule a time to upgrade your operating system or office software suite.

     

    Stay tuned for more details, training sessions and dates of implementation.

     

    11.19.14 Scheduled Maintenance Window for Faculty/Staff Email

    The university will have a scheduled maintenance window for faculty/staff email tonight November 19, beginning at 10 p.m. and ending at 10:30 p.m.

    If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601-266-4357(HELP).

    11.13.14 Advisory: University Payroll Theft Scheme

    Faculty and Staff, please review this document to learn how you can protect yourself against payroll theft. Remember, no one from the university will ever ask you for your password via e-mail. Please report any incidents to the iTech Help Desk at 601.26.4357(HELP).

    11.12.14 Faculty Staff Email System Upgrade to Microsoft Office 365

    The university will be migrating to Microsoft Office 365 for all faculty and staff at Southern Miss over the next several weeks. This service provides faculty and staff with a 50GB mailbox and 1TB file storage on OneDrive.  In addition to having access to web versions, Faculty and Staff will be able to download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications (Office 2013 suite) on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, and/or mobile devices - Android or iOS).  These applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote*, Access*, Publisher*, and Lync. *Windows PC client programs and/or features only.  Cannot be used across devices

    Stay tuned for more details and date of implementation. 

     

    If you have any questions about this upgrade, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    10.22.14 Microsoft Security Advisory Alert

     

    Please use extra caution when handling office documents, either emailed or downloaded, especially from unknown sources.  Microsoft has issued an alert about a known vulnerability such that someone may be able to take control of your Windows computer just by opening one of these documents.  If you would like more information, Microsoft Security Advisory 3010060–Vulnerability in Microsoft OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution -https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/3010060.aspx