Archive — News & Announcements

bigfix logo

Introducing OIT’s BigFix Self-Service Portal

Jan 24, 2022

The Office of Information Technology has launched it’s BigFix Self-Service Portal to better serve the needs of its managed users.  Now, OIT-managed PC users have the ability to install specific software without the need to contact the Help Desk. Continue Reading Introducing OIT’s BigFix Self-Service Portal

Planned changes to the UCI Google Workspace Service

Planned Changes to UCI Google Workspace Service

Jan 10, 2022

As part of our ongoing security initiative, changes are planned for the UCI Google Workspace service that will affect all UCI Google users. These changes are intended to further protect accounts from unauthorized access.  Continue Reading Planned Changes to UCI Google Workspace Service

backup your desktop + documents folders on your computer!

Backup your documents and desktop folders

Nov 5, 2021

When was the last time you backed up your laptop? Laptops can be lost, stolen or damaged. Learn how to backup OIT managed laptops and have one less thing to worry about. Continue Reading Backup your documents and desktop folders

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Sep 28, 2021

Throughout October, OIT Security will be hosting events, sharing resources and providing helpful tips on how each member of the UCI community can protect themselves and the University from cyber threats. Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. Continue Reading October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Google Workspace (Formerly G-Suite) Storage Changes

Sep 21, 2021

Google has announced they are changing their service and pricing models for educational institutions. These new models end unlimited storage for all accounts. UC Irvine expects to transition to these new pricing and storage models between mid 2022 and early 2023.  This post will contain general information regarding the changes, along with updated guidance for… Continue Reading Google Workspace (Formerly G-Suite) Storage Changes

Walk-in Help Desks Closed until further notice. Call or Email. Day or Night. We're here to help.

OIT Walk-in Help Desks Closed

Sep 16, 2021

The OIT Walk-in Help Desks in Aldrich Hall and the Administrative Modulars will remain closed until further notice. Call (949) 824-2222 or email oit@uci.edu. We are staffed and ready to help, day or night. Watch for our new live chat service – coming soon. Continue Reading OIT Walk-in Help Desks Closed

Poll Everywhere logo

Poll Everywhere, Now Available for UCI Faculty & Staff

Jul 27, 2021

New Interactive, No-Cost Polling Resource Available for UCI Faculty & Staff Poll Everywhere, a popular web-based polling tool, is now available to faculty and staff as a free resource campus-wide. Using Poll Everywhere allows users to capture audience feedback across remote classes, meetings, and hybrid workspaces through live online polling, surveys, Q&As, quizzes, word clouds,… Continue Reading Poll Everywhere, Now Available for UCI Faculty & Staff

UCI makes universal change to default meeting times in Microsoft Outlook

A Universal Change To Duration of Outlook Meetings

Jul 14, 2021

Beginning on Thursday, July 15, default meeting time settings on all UCI Microsoft Outlook accounts will be changed. Any new meetings scheduled in the Outlook calendar, will now default to 25 minutes and 50 minutes, instead of the legacy 30 and 60 minute options previously provided.  Doing so will help address meeting fatigue, and will… Continue Reading A Universal Change To Duration of Outlook Meetings

Illustration of a hand holding a phone with Duo logo

Duo MFA Now Required for UCI’s Virtual Private Network

Jul 14, 2021

Duo multi-factor authentication is now required to access UCI’s virtual private network (VPN). This new requirement applies to all users who are already enrolled in UCI’s Duo MFA. The process of connecting to the VPN will change slightly, with details outlined below:  After selecting the Connect button, a popup window will appear requesting the user’s… Continue Reading Duo MFA Now Required for UCI’s Virtual Private Network