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  • by Michael Foggitt
    Why do IT professionals keep asking computer users to keep their devices powered on all the time?Contrary to popular belief, it is not to annoy users- there is a good reason for it. Isn’t keeping my computer off when not in use better for it? You may think that you… The post Why should I […]
  • by bailey.teter
    Skype for Business End of Service Date: July 31, 2021Reason: Microsoft is ending support for Skype for Business. It will be replaced by Microsoft Teams, which provides the same capabilities and more. Click here to read the official Microsoft Announcement What you should do: You can continue to use Skype for… The post End of Service […]
  • by bailey.teter
    Jill let me know if you got this alert The post Test Alert appeared first on AgriLife Information Technology.
  • by bailey.teter
    As a part of the recent upgrade to Microsoft advanced licenses, AgriLife will be converting from Proofpoint email protection to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Microsoft 365. Because of this transition, a few things will change while others remain the same. This change will occur after close of day,… The post Proofpoint to Defender […]
  • by bailey.teter
    On April 1, all Mac and Windows desktop clients, mobile apps and add-ins of Syncplicity will need to be on a minimum version to avoid service disruption. The latest software version can be found in Ivanti, and can be installed on your time, without an administrator account. Use the steps… The post Syncplicity Minimum Version […]
  • by Keith Wicker
    Social engineering is…  the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes . A “phishing” email is one of the most common and effective types of social engineering attacks.  Social engineers leverage the following human traits to exploit their… The post 5 Ways Social […]
  • by Keith Wicker
    Texas A&M System Cybersecurity Awareness Month Resources Texas DIR Cybersecurity Awareness Month National Cybersecurity Alliance Resources The post October 2020 – Cyber Security Awareness Month Resources appeared first on AgriLife Information Technology.
  • by Keith Wicker
    Although we’ve not heard of anything specific, with the demise of support for Windows 7 on 1/14/2020, don’t be surprised if nefarious scoundrels attempt to deceive users into surrendering personal data or even control of their computers with promises of cheap or free upgrades. Especially in the consumer market, users… The post Beware of Windows […]
  • by bailey.teter
    We have created new Zones to help our County Offices. Please check the map or click the link below to find out what your Zone is, and how to contact your Zone Support: What zone is my county in? You can also use this searchable table: This table can always… The post New AIT Support […]
  • by bailey.teter
    We have a new sign in for Outlook Online. Please update your browser bookmark to include http://login.microsoftonline.com/?whr=agnet.tamu.edu Click on the link below for your browser to see steps on how to update your bookmark: Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari The post Important Message from CIO appeared first on AgriLife Information Technology.
Updated on February 15, 2021

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