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 -


    09.24.14 USM Wireless Network Activation for Faculty and Staff

    Faculty and staff with Wi-Fi-enabled devices are required to move to the USM wireless network.  If you have not already switched to the USM network from the EagleAir network, go to to make the switch.

    To do this, you must complete a short, one time configuration by first connecting to the "USM Help" network. Then, you will automatically be connected to the “USM” network and directed to the main website. 

    If you need assistance, go to the iTech website, or call the help desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).