2017-May 29 to 2017-June 9

Communications done during this time period:

emailJune 9, 2017: Channels service will be undergoing maintenance

Channels: Email from IT Announcements
Audience: Website Editors and Managers & Channels Sharing list
Summary:
WMS Channels is being migrated to a new server this weekend, Sunday, June 11 to Monday, June 12. Channels contributors should not post content during the upgrade.
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emailJune 9, 2017: UPDATE: Security advisory affecting webform file uploads in the WMS

Channels: Email from IT Announcements
Audience: Website Editors and Managers
Summary:
Advisory regarding a vulnerability affecting webforms that allow file uploads by anonymous users. The vulnerability can potentially allow attackers to upload malicious files…All files uploaded as “public” will be changed to “private”… Recommendation is to restrict webforms to authenticated users.
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emailJune 9, 2017: Upcoming WMS feature: Channels Event Search

Channels: Email from IT Announcements
Audience: Website Site Administrators
Summary:
The Web Service Group is working to make it easier for visitors to find and view events on WMS sites, similar to what is on www.mcgill.ca/music/events. As a result, Channels Event Search will soon be made available to all WMS sites.
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news articleJune 8, 2017: Copyright Infringement Notification System – official announcement

Channels: Whats New@McGill and Reporter Article
Audience: Faculty & Staff (will target students in the fall)
Summary:
As an Internet Service Provider, McGill University is required to comply with copyright infringement responsibilities as per Canada’s Copyright Act (Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-42). To make this compliance easier, McGill will soon deploy an automated Copyright Infringement Notification system to manage the legal obligations of notifying alleged copyright infringers when a claim is received.
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emailJune 7, 2017: Thycotic Secret Server Upgrade

Channels: Email from IT Announcements
Audience: Secret Server Users (AD Group)
Summary:
Scheduled upgrade June 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Sytem unavailable for 1 hour.
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emailJune 7, 2017: UPDATE: New Drupal servers deployed – freeze on new sites lifted

Channels: Email from IT Announcements
Audience: Website Editors and Managers
Summary:
The deployment of new servers has been completed. The freeze on the creation and removal of sites has been lifted. (Includes original announcement for reference.)
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emailJune 6, 2017: Get ready, get set, D2 migrations begin this summer

Channels: Email from ECM Communication and blog post on https://blogs.mcgill.ca/ecm-blog/
Audience: CenterStage Space Coordinators
Summary:
Heads up email for Space Coordinators about upcoming migration to D2. (Includes original announcement for reference.)
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June 2, 2017: Folder comments will not be migrated into D2

Channels: Blog post on https://blogs.mcgill.ca/ecm-blog/
Audience: CenterStage Space Coordinators
Summary:
Folder comments will not be migrated. This blog post includes instructions on how to re-add comments to folders after migration. (Includes original announcement for reference.)
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emailJune 2, 2017: UPDATE: Delays in seeing edits on WMS sites

Channels: Email from IT Announcements
Audience: Website Editors and Managers
Summary:
The issue that caused site edits to take longer to appear has been resolved.
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emailMay 31, 2017: Site Administrator Role in the WMS

Channels: Email from IT Announcements
Audience: Website Editors and Managers
Summary:
A new role that has been created in the Web Management System, responsible for overseeing content and structure in order to ensure the overall quality, “look & feel”, and objectives of a site. This new role will replace the “Primary” Site Manager designation.
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