Hardware Load Balancer Migration – Sunday, June 30th
On Sunday, June 30th during the normal 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM maintenance window, UFIT will be moving UF Exchange over to the F5 hardware load balancer. This work should be largely transparent to faculty and staff, with the exception that the sign-on screen for Outlook Web App (OWA) will change.
Upgrade to ProofPoint – Tuesday, May 7
UFIT is upgrading ProofPoint, the tool that identifies and blocks spam and emails suspected of being potentially hazardous. The upgrade to ProofPoint is scheduled for 6am on Tuesday, May 7. No disruption in email services is expected. All faculty and staff with UF Exchange email accounts should check their current quarantined messages. Currently-quarantined emails must be released or deleted at the original URL before the upgrade to ProofPoint, scheduled for 6am on Tuesday May 7. For assistance retrieving ProofPoint quarantined email or any other questions related to this upgrade, visit (132 Hub) or contact the UF Computing Help Desk.
Office Communicator (OCS) unavailable for users after September 16, 2012.
OCS will be disabled on September 16, 2012. Microsoft Lync has replaced OCS as the unified communications system. Please contact the UF Computing Help Desk or departmental IT support for assistance configuring Lync. Access to Lync download can be found here. Additional information can be found here.
UF Exchange Active Sync
UF will be starting to enforce full disk encryption on mobile devices through UF Exchange and Active Sync. The date for full implementation of the program has not yet been set.
The UF BES will also be turned on to Content Protection mode, forcing encryption. UF will be blocking the use of 3rd party vendor provided BES services to connect to UF Exchange email. These vendors include, but are not limited to,Verizon, ATT, Sprint, and T-Mobile. At the same time UF will be blocking the use of IMAP for mobile devices to UF Exchange forcing users to use Active Sync or webmail to access mail on their devices. These steps will become effective after we have full adoption of the active sync policies.
Devices such as older androids that can not comply with these polices can use applications such as TouchDown. TouchDown is a "user pay for" application that encrypts the "at rest" email in order to comply with the encryption requirement in accordance with official policy. TouchDown will only be supported until August 17, 2013 as per the policy. On that date all devices connected to UF Email must comply with the full disk encryption requirement. TouchDown can be found at: http://www.nitrodesk.com/TouchDown.aspx.
The Mobile Computer and Storage Devices Policy was approved by the UF leadership and CIO on August 17, 2011 and be found at the UF Policy website: http://www.it.ufl.edu/policies/mobilecomputingpolicy.html.