Update your Devices

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Have you updated your devices lately? Security is a major part of why updates are issued for phones and computers. This week Mac has addressed a serious flaw in security. The fix for users is simple: update your device!


Mac users especially will want to install updates. Here’s how:
For PC users running Windows, here is how to check for updates: How can I tell if my computer is up to date? Windows will either alert you about updates that need installed or report that “Windows is up to date”:

Also, anyone using Windows XP will want to consider upgrading soon. In April 2014, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP. What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported? In general, your computer will not get updates, which means it will accumulate more and more security risks over time.


Updating an Android phone varies slightly, but here is the general how to update:
  • Go to Settings
    • Choose About Phone
      • Check for Updates
For more precise directions, search for the phone model online.

Systems maintenance: June 9, 8a – 12p

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This Saturday June 9th, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 12:00 noon, TSS will be conducting maintenance in the server room as part of the server infrastructure stabilization project. During this time you can expect periodic outages of network services including e-mail, VPN, HP9000, reporting services, wireless, and access to the Internet from on campus.  The college web site will not be impacted by this maintenance.

HP 9000 maintenance May 14 at 5pm

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The VPN connection to the HP 9000 server hosted at SBCTC’s datacenter may be unavailable for a short time on Monday starting at 5:00pm. The maintenance may affect FMS, MIS, SMS, FAM, and PPMS. The work should not take any longer than 15 minutes.

If there is any reason that this date and time creates an issue for you please contact the TSS helpdesk at tss@shoreline.edu or call 206-546-5872.