Upgrade Windows 10

OIT has made it easy to for faculty and staff to upgrade computer operating systems. Beginning in June, faculty and staff with OIT-supported Windows computers will begin receiving announcements on their computers to upgrade Windows 10 to the newest supported version, 10 21H2. Visit the OIT website for more information.

Alabama.Gov Phishing Scam

OIT Security has been made aware of a phishing attack targeting the Alabama.gov Procurement website.

A phishing/scam site has been set up that appears to look like the Alabama.gov website. If users were to visit this website and click the “CLICK HERE TO BID” button, it prompts for email login information. This is phishing scam that attempts to steal account credentials. If you receive any email directing you to this website, be sure and mark it as phishing in Outlook. Additional security tips are available on the OIT website.

alabama.gov phishing website

Microsoft Login Issue

Update 8:50pm 5/10/22 – This issue has been resolved, students can now access Microsoft 365 applications. A change in Microsoft’s licensing procedures caused some students to not be able to log into some Microsoft 365 applications. Necessary measures have been implemented to permit access for all current students.

Update 8am 5/10/22 – OIT continues to work with Microsoft to resolve this issue. We will provide updates as our team investigates.

Original Post 8am 5/9/22 – OIT is working with Microsoft to resolve an issue prohibiting some students from logging into some Microsoft 365 applications. We will provide updates as our team investigates.

Esri to Retire ArcMap

ArcGIS has evolved into a modern suite of apps – ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS Story Maps, ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Pro, and many others. If you haven’t already, Esri encourages you to transition to use Modern GIS workflows.

Older copies of ArcMap will be available; however, they won’t be supported by Esri beginning March 2026.

There are many resources to help guide you through this journey including Learn ArcGIS lessons, Esri Academy Courses, Esri Press books, and others. In addition, Esri is hosting several workshops and discussions to share best practices and address questions.

Please visit the Esri website for more information and begin transitioning to Modern GIS workflows.

myBama 2.0 – Sunday, May 15

OIT will be introducing feature upgrades to myBama on Sunday, May 15! Upgrades include the addition of campus photography, a prominent search bar and quick links to transition to dark mode. Content has also been rearranged to help UA students, faculty and staff quickly find content relevant to you! Visit the myBama User Guide within myBama for more information.

myBama homescreen

Network Upgrades – Sunday, May 22

OIT will be performing necessary network upgrades Sunday, May 22 from 6am – 8am. The wired and wireless campus network will experience intermittent outages during the maintenance window. Services will resume normal operations by 8am. Visit the OIT Status Page for more information.

Banner Bundle Upgrade – Sunday, May 15

OIT will be implementing a Banner bundle upgrade on Sunday, May 15 from 5am – 10 am.  myBama and channels that connect to Banner will not be accessible, including self-service and administrative systems. Visit the OIT Status Page for more information.