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Microsoft OWA Mobile App Retiring May 15

April 24, 2018

On May 15, Microsoft will retire the OWA Mobile app.

The OWA app will stop working on your phone or tablet on May 15. If you depend on your phone or tablet for access to Duke email and calendar, please make other arrangements before May 15.

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Sakai Upgrade May 12

April 24, 2018

On Saturday May 12, 2018, Sakai will be unavailable between midnight and 6:00 am EDT while the Duke Sakai Team performs an upgrade.  

All existing sites and their content will be retained.

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DukeFlyer 2.0 launched

April 20, 2018

On April 17, OIT launched DukeFlyer 2.0 as a way to submit and manage digital signage content at Duke University. A notice was recently sent to DukeFlyer users about changes and new features of the system. Learn about DukeFlyer 2.0 at 

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Changes to anti-virus software at Duke

April 10, 2018

Duke’s license for Symantec Endpoint Protection software is coming to an end and the software must now be removed. Please work with your local IT support or uninstall the software yourself. 

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How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

April 9, 2018

Duke’s IT Security Office offers ways to guard your information.

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It's a Virtual World

March 21, 2018

You are probably not aware of it, but you are using virtual machines – also known as VMs – every day. Virtual machines emulate a standardized computer, making it easier to move compute jobs between the whirring metal boxes in large computer server rooms and the cloud.

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5 Tips for Effective Emails

March 19, 2018

Keep subject lines concise, get to the point and include a signature

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How I became a poster child for tax ID fraud

March 15, 2018

I received such a letter on March 9, 2016. Someone had taken the liberty of filing a tax return on my behalf.  And while I dread doing my taxes every year and would love for someone to do it for me, I’d prefer to have my refund deposited into my bank account, not someone else’s.

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MFA added for students

March 14, 2018

Students will be required to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), or 2-step verification on some services beginning April 17 for added security.

How I Became a Poster Child for Tax Identity Fraud

March 13, 2018

Duke IT Security Office offers tips and resources to protect your identity