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Vendor issue briefly affected network service

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 4:47pm


A vendor issue that briefly affected network service earlier this afternoon in several buildings on the Pittsburgh campus has been resolved.

Network Maintenance to Affect Chevron and Eberly on 9/17

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 4:34pm


Scheduled maintenance will affect wired and wireless network service and telecommunications service in Chevron Science Center and Eberly Hall during the standard downtime period on September 17. Network and voice service will be unavailable from 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 until 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 18 while work is completed.

Although maintenance is scheduled to last until 3:00 a.m., service will be restored earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule. This maintenance is necessary to enhance the stability and reliability of the network. 

Routine Downtime Maintenance on Sept. 10 to Affect Voice Service in Several Buildings

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 3:39pm


Maintenance on the University’s telecommunications system during the standard downtime period on September 10 will affect telephone service for approximately 300 individuals in Scaife Hall, Crabtree Hall, Parran Hall, Salk Hall, and the Petersen Events Center. Maintenance will take place from approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 through 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 11.

Phishing Alert: "IT Desk" Scam

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 1:43pm


Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims your email account will be removed due to "congestion" unless you click a link to confirm it. The link directs readers to a harmful Web page that attempts to collect their username and password. The email scam usually originates from a University email address.

Update: Issue Affecting Network Service Resolved

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 1:11pm


1:48 p.m., August 30, 2016

The issue that affected wired and wireless network service in several Pittsburgh campus buildings earlier this afternoon has been resolved. All network services have been restored.

1:11 p.m., August 30, 2016

Reminder: CourseWeb Maintenance Scheduled for Aug. 17-22

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:15pm


CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn), the University of Pittsburgh's Web-based learning management system, will be moved to a cloud-based, managed hosting environment during an extended maintenance period this August. The transition is currently scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 17 at 11:59 p.m. and will conclude by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22. Access to CourseWeb will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

August Microsoft Security Bulletins

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:45pm
Five critical vulnerabilities affect Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Edge.