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Windows 10 Upgrade This Fall

SAIT will be upgrading Division of Student Affairs computers to Windows 10 this fall. The upgrade will occur over several weeks with clusters of departments scheduled for each weekly roll out period. Upgrades will begin on Friday evenings and run through the weekend. SAIT will be available for continued support during the week following each upgrade to ensure success.

SAIT is currently working with departments to schedule the roll out. The first weekend will be November 3rd.

Project Updates:

Windows 10 project information and updates: http://sait.uconn.edu/windows-10/

Check this page for information regarding the changes you can expect, and how you will be impacted and when the upgrade will occur for your department.

Project Contact:

Keith Blanchard: keith.blanchard@uconn.edu or 486-4559

Phishing Scam Alert, Oct. 5th

 

This phishing email has been circulating in September and October at UConn:

We will be Shutting Down your Account due to suspicious Activity and Login from a Different IP with your Account which have made us take this decision to safeguard your Account. To avoid Shutting Down of this Account you will be Required to CLICK THIS LINK now and Submit Details as you have just 24Hrs to confirm your Account.

Regards,
System Administrator.

 

While this message appears to come from a legitimate UConn email account and is signed by “System Administrator,” it is actually a scam. University IT, SAIT (or any reputable company) would never ask for your password or private information in an email. When you see email messages like this, be suspicious.

If you receive this message:

  1. Do not click on any links, and do not reply to provide your information.
  2. Forward the message to reportphishing@uconn.edu.
  3. Delete it from your inbox.

If you clicked on the links:

 

For more a more in-depth discussion of how you can spot phishing scams and protect yourself, please see “Phishing attacks and how to avoid being scammed”.

Contact SAIT Support if you need any assistance: sait@uconn.edu or 6-8992.

Please Welcome Len Sousa, SAIT Director

Student Affairs Information Technology would like to welcome Len Sousa as our new Director. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Student Affairs Information Technology provides leadership and management for the departments in the Division of Student Affairs in the areas of planning, coordinating and implementing Division-wide IT services.

Please join us in welcoming Len to the Division of Student Affairs.

New Feature – Google Analytics in Aurora/WordPress

 

As part of ongoing website services, Student Affairs IT has managed a portfolio of statistics for all websites in the Division of Student Affairs. Prior to 2014, SAIT hosted all Division websites in-house and provided access to web stats using a tool called AW Stats. After websites were transitioned to the central Aurora/WordPress web content management platform, we moved web stats tracking into Google Analytics.

We have managed this portfolio for several years on behalf of the Division and provided access or reports when requested. Recently, we enabled a feature in Aurora that connects the Google Analytics data from our portfolio to individual Student Affairs websites. When logged into Aurora, a “Statistics” widget should now appear on the Dashboard:

aurora-google-analytics
Google Analytics in the Aurora/WordPress Dashboard

Click the blue button to “See All Stats” which will give a more in-depth view of visitor behavior, page performance, and referral sources in a 1-month, 3-month or 12-month time frame. These insights can be helpful for website managers to make decisions on how to improve their sites or to follow visitor trends over time.

If you do not see this Stats widget in your dashboard — contact Evelyn in SAIT (evelyn.lang@uconn.edu) to inquire about this. It is possible that we don’t have access to your web account to connect it.

 

SAIT Support

860-486-8992
sait@uconn.edu

 

Please Disregard “Important Reminder Regarding University Computers”

 

On Thursday, June 22, an article appeared in the UConn Faculty/Staff Daily Digest titled “Important Reminder Regarding University Computers.” This article requested the following:

 

Contact UITS before:

  1. Reimaging a computer;
  2. Reassigning a computer to another user;
  3. Sending a computer to surplus to be destroyed or redeployed; and/or
  4. Taking any steps that may cause information on the computer to become lost or destroyed.

 

Please disregard this message. SAIT handles all of these functions as part of our service to computer users in the Division of Student Affairs. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact SAIT at 860-486-8992 or sait@uconn.edu.

Farewell Chris Boucher, SAIT Tech Support Manager

 

Chris BoucherIt is with mixed emotions that we say farewell to Chris Boucher, SAIT Tech Support Manager. After 16 years at the University, Chris will be retiring at the end of May!

Chris began his employment at UConn working as a clerk at the campus bakery. He remembers filling cabinets with baked goods for the mid-day and dinner runs out to the dining halls. However, Chris’s career ambition was to work in IT, as he had 20 years prior experience in IT data center management. This experience, combined with impeccable work ethic, allowed him to move into a leadership position in the Dining Services technology group.

In 2004, when the SAIT department was formed, Chris was selected to manage the Technical Support team. At the time, Tech Support managed all help center calls as well as hardware, inventory and technical field support for the Division. Tech Support was also responsible for managing all SAIT student labor, which is the work that Chris is most proud of in his tenure with UConn. Several of his student workers have gone on to successful careers and Chris credits his ability to patiently and realistically prepare them with applicable skills in the real world. He remarked:  “Every day should be student appreciation day.”

During retirement, Chris plans to move to Virginia to be closer to his daughter, Shelli, who was once an SAIT student worker herself. Shelli received her DMD from the University of Connecticut in 2013 and currently practices dentistry, while also travelling internationally as a public speaker and dental coach. Chris plans to travel alongside Dr. Boucher as her assistant. He also plans to learn how to grow an organic garden near his new home.

On-Campus Reception

Please join us to wish Chris well!

Location: SAIT office in Rome Commons on the ground floor
Time: Tuesday, May 30th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Update on Malware Attacks and Windows Workstations

 

Yesterday, University Communications sent a message regarding protections against recent large-scale malware attacks. SAIT has confirmed that all Division of Student Affairs workstations are patched, and no further steps need to be taken.

 

Please contact SAIT Support if you have any questions or concerns.
Student Affairs Information Technology
860-486-8992
sait@uconn.edu
www.sait.uconn.edu

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Upgrade

SAIT will be upgrading a major piece of software in the coming week — System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). SCCM is a product that SAIT uses to manage software on all desktops for Student Affairs. This upgrade is a necessary step in the IT infrastructure work in preparation for the move to Windows 10. The SCCM upgrade should be unnoticeable to end users.

This upgrade will be taking place throughout the week of May 8-12 as it propagates to all workstations in the Division of Student Affairs. All workstations will restart at least one time next week so that the upgrade can process.


Please contact SAIT Support if you have any questions or concerns.

860-486-8992
sait@uconn.edu
www.sait.uconn.edu

Account Renewal Period Starts May 2

 

Starting May 02, 2017, department authorizers will be able to renew student accounts online for the summer session. You may begin renewing accounts on or after this date. Renewing accounts during this period will extend student accounts until September 30, 2017.

Unlike previous renewal periods, we will NOT be sending spreadsheets to each department. Department authorizers should review and renew their accounts online. A confirmation email will be sent once an account is renewed. You may also disable student accounts at this time.

Manage Account Renewals Here:
https://accounts.sa.uconn.edu

Login with:

Username: SA\<netid>
Password: Your Student Affairs domain password


If there are any questions please contact SAIT Support:

sait@uconn.edu
860-486-8992