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Telephone System Disruption

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The campus telephone  system had a large data loss over the weekend.  Our vendor is adding back the data, but it will take several hours to do so.  At present the following functions are affected.

  • Extensions that were newly assigned or changed location since June 2012 may have no dial tone or are not assigned to the correct location.
  • Incoming calls not answered are diverting to the main campus voice mail greeting instead of an individual’s personal voice mailbox.
  • Outgoing toll calls cannot be made by dialing 9.  A telephone authorization code is required.

Another update will be posted later this evening.


Peggy Fischel

ITS Telephone Services

Systems Maintenance this Sunday, Oct 25th

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During our regular maintenance window this Sunday, Oct 25th from 6 am – 10 am we have the following activities scheduled:

  • One of our two Internet circuits will be down for maintenance and upgrades from 7am to 10am. We have sufficient redundancy between providers that there will be no Internet outage during this maintenance. Some sensitive systems will alert as routing paths change during failovers.
  • The ability to setup new VDI sessions will be down for about 10 minutes during server maintenance

We appreciate your patience as we continuously strive to keep our systems functioning optimally.






Billy Sneed

ITS – Central Systems & Network Services

Middlebury College

Library & Information Technology Services 2015-10-23 11:15:34

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Join your colleagues from both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses for a presentation and discussion on critical cybersecurity issues including phishing and cracking.

  • On October 29th at 12:30 Eastern time, Information Security will host a Cybersecurity Roadshow.
  • You can join the discussion in Lib105A on the Middlebury Campus or on PolyCom 710205
  • Central Monterey meeting location TBD.

Please join us for this discussion. It is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Computer security is the responsibility of us all.

For more information call Information Security at 802-349-5805

Friday Links – October 23, 2015

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ljx151002webenisKanopy1On Demand: streaming technology is revitalizing video as an educational tool in academia, but there are challenges ahead for libraries. How some colleges are approaching the questions that streaming video raises.

Weekly Web Updates – October 19, 2015

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New Features

The CCI Alumni Profiles site has been refreshed to once again include the rotating profile feature and we’ve added options to sort the profiles by major and class year.

One of the most common Drupal issues we’ve seen is that files in Recycle Bins work normally if you’re an editor who is logged into the site and has permission to edit the file. This sometimes causes an editor to forward a link to that file, which others can’t access. Now, when viewing a file in a Recycle Bin there will be an extra message after you’ve logged in. The “recycle bin” link will take you to the bin with the file so you can Restore it, if you’re the editor, and the contact link will allow others to send an email to the editor letting them know they can’t access the file. We also recommend reviewing our documentation on working with files in Drupal.

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We’ll be working with College Communications to feature search promotions on our Google Custom Search Engine. This will ensure that when, for example, you search for “inauguration” you receive the appropriate page at the top of the list. We had originally thought about doing this automatically using the list of “searchable” GO shortcuts that appear when you start typing in the search box, but decided to start with a few manual entries. ITS will be adding some for internal audiences and welcome your suggestions. Also, if you are an admin of one of the CSEs like the custom one for the Helpdesk, you can add these yourself through the CSE dashboard.


Tweaks and Fixes

  • We believe we have resolved the issue with editing Drupal sites in Internet Explorer. If you continue to encounter issues with this, please let us know. We did discover a minor issue that occasionally occurs while editing Drupal sites in Microsoft Edge while testing this. You can review our Browser Support documentation for the latest information.
  • The “SITES DOT MIDDLEBURY” and “SITES DOT MIIS” bars on our WordPress instances are now responsive and won’t cause themes to appear extraordinarily small on mobile devices.
  • The FlatOn WordPress theme now supports the Co-Authors Plus plugin.
  • We’ve fixed a bug in the WordPress Sign-Up Sheets plugin that stopped the event date from being included in confirmation emails.
  • We’ve fixed a big in the Course Hub Moodle Resource that was causing the “visibility” setting of the Moodle site to not be reflected correctly when editing the resource.
  • Expose.co content embedded in Drupal can now have a custom title and author set via the shortcode.
  • We’ve added a[n admin-only] system for cleaning up deleted files (that are no longer referenced in content) from our Drupal file-upload directories to save space.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Home Use

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All Middlebury students, faculty, and staff are entitled to a full installation of Sophos anti-virus software for use on a personally-owned computer. ITS has changed the location for virus definition updates and request that all users update their Sophos clients on their personally-owned computers. The latest installers are now available at http://go.middlebury.edu/sophos.

These versions are for student and faculty/staff home-users, on their personally-owned devices. Middlebury provides managed anti-virus software for Middlebury-owned devices that updates automatically. Please do not attempt to install a home-use version of Sophos on a Middlebury-owned system.

Thank you!

Friday Links – October 16, 2015

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Image: iStock/Laurent Delhourme

The dark side of wearables: How they’re secretly jeopardizing your security and privacy – Heart rate, sleep quality, meal tracking… it is great to have all of this information about ourselves, but is it safe and who is using it besides us?