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Campus communications (Newsline) related to OS Upgrade Project

Fri 04/04/2014 4:30 PM

Subject: Internet access for Windows XP computers halted after Tuesday, April 8

On Wednesday, April 9, computers running the Windows XP operating system on the Memorial network will lose Internet connectivity. As previously announced, Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft after Tuesday, April 8. Due to the security risks posed to both users and the university, Computing & Communications is removing Internet access for computers found to be running Windows XP. If you are using a Memorial-owned computer -- PC or laptop -- at home or on campus that runs Windows XP, please get in touch with Computing & Communications at 864-4595 or help@mun.ca as soon as possible regarding an operating system upgrade. For more information, please visit the project website: www.mun.ca/cc/projects/osupgrade/index.php

Wed 05/03/2014  3:00 PM

Subject: Windows XP operating system upgrade

Microsoft has announced that as of April 8, 2014, it will no longer support the Windows XP operating system. With this deadline fast approaching, C&C has an aggressive schedule to upgrade Windows XP computers. If you have not been contacted directly by C&C regarding an upgrade and if you have a MUN-owned computer ­ PC or laptop ­ at home or on campus that uses Windows XP, we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible. Clients should note that due to the security risks that this unsupported software will introduce both to you and the university, Windows XP computers will be disconnected from the Internet on April 9. Please contact the C&C Service Desk at 864-4595 or help@mun.ca to arrange an upgrade. For more information, you may also visit the project website, http://www.mun.ca/cc/projects/osupgrade/index.php.

Fri  07/02/2014  4:41 PM

Subject: Windows XP to Windows 7 operating system upgrade

As previously announced by C&C, Microsoft support for the Windows XP operating system will end on April 8, 2014. After that date Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for XP, with the result that Windows XP computers will be more susceptible to hacking and malware. Due to the security risks this introduces to both you and the university, Windows XP computers will be disconnected from the MUN network after April 8. C&C has implemented an aggressive upgrade schedule in order to meet the April 8 deadline and requests that you make every effort to have your computer available when you are contacted for an upgrade appointment. If you would like more information, please call the C&C Service Desk at 864-4595, email help@mun.ca or visit the project website, http://www.mun.ca/cc/projects/osupgrade/index.php.

Fri 08/11/2013 1:06 PM

Subject:  Windows XP operating system upgrade

Microsoft has announced that as of April 2014 it will no longer support the Windows XP operating system. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and this will pose a security risk to both you and Memorial. Due to this fast approaching deadline, Computing and Communications must implement an aggressive upgrade schedule. In order to meet this timeline and limit risk for the university, C&C needs your assistance and request that you make every effort to have your computer available when you are contacted for your appointment. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as C&C proceeds with this project. C&C is committed to maintaining its current service level but recognizes that standard times to address PC support issues will be impacted during this upgrade period. Your patience is appreciated. If you would like more information, please call the C&C Service Desk at 864-4595, email us at help@mun.ca or visit the project website, www.mun.ca/cc/projects/osupgrade/index.php.

Fri 13/09/2013 2:56 PM

Subject:  Migration from Windows XP

Microsoft has announced that as of April 2014, they will no longer support the Windows XP operating system. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and this will pose a security risk to both you and Memorial. Consequently, as of Dec. 31, 2013, Computing & Communications (C&C) will no longer be able to provide assistance for Windows XP, other than to upgrade your computer.

C&C is currently visiting departments and upgrading computers that have a license for Windows 7. Other computers will be upgraded when these are complete. Please visit the project website at http://www.mun.ca/cc/projects/osupgrade/index.php to see when you will be contacted to arrange an upgrade. If you would like more information, please call the C&C Service Desk at 864-4595 or email help@mun.ca.

Wed 11/09/2013 4:24 PM

Subject:  New university standard desktop PCs at the Computer Purchasing Centre (CPC)

The CPC is currently offering a new and improved institutional desktop PC that is considered best fit for the university community, ensuring compliance with university policies and having the latest technology available, at a lower price than previous offerings. This is the ideal solution for anyone looking to upgrade from Windows XP or those in need of a new system. For more information, contact the CPC at 864-2673 or cpc@mun.ca.

Thu 13/06/2013 12:54 PM

Subject: CPC updating PC offerings

As a follow up to C&C¹s recent notification regarding Windows XP upgrades, the Computer Purchasing Centre (CPC) is currently working with manufacturers for supply of personal computers. CPC anticipates completing this process within the next few weeks. The result will be a new and improved CPC Performance System, considered the best fit for a university computing environment. Updates will be available on the CPC web page (www.mun.ca/cpc) or email cpc@mun.ca if you have any questions.

Fri 31/05/2013 3:15 PM

Subject:  Migration from Windows XP

Computing & Communications would like to notify the university community that Microsoft has announced that as of April 2014, they will no longer support the Windows XP operating system. This means that Microsoft will no longer send security updates and this will pose a security risk to both you and Memorial. Consequently, as of Dec. 31, 2013, Computing & Communications will no longer be able to provide assistance for Windows XP, other than to upgrade your computer.

To help prepare departments currently using computers with this older operating system, we will begin helping departments identify and transition from Windows XP in the coming months. Planning will include an identification of XP computers and options for upgrades where necessary. We expect the majority of machines simply need the operating system upgraded on existing hardware. We look forward to working with you so we can ensure we are in a secure and supported environment.

If you would like more information, please call the Service Desk at 709-864-4595 or email us at help@mun.ca.

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