Attention Graduate Center Community:
IT is in the process of updating the GC 5th Avenue Avaya phone system. On Thursday, December 3 from 5 PM to 7 PM, we will be performing maintenance related to this upgrade. During this time, there will be brief interruptions to phone and voicemail services.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we undertake these maintenance and service upgrade activities.
What? The IT Department will be performing maintenance on all Windows 10 workstations at the Graduate Center location.
When? Every Thursday morning at 2:30 am starting December 3rd.
Who? Anyone who uses workstation at the Graduate Center 365 5th Avenue location.
Please be aware that on December 3rd Graduate Center IT Team will conduct a scheduled restart of all workstations on an ongoing schedule. The outage is expected to last from 2:30 am until 3 am.
Services impacted: The Graduate Center Windows 10 workstations. (Please save all the open documents on your desktop)
What is not impacted? Mac computers.
Questions? For more information, please contact the IT Service Desk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-817-7300.
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-Avoid opening attachments sent unbidden in emails — even if they appear to come from someone you know.
-Please be advised to stick to verified COVID-19 tracking maps and to double-check the URL of a linked website before clicking.
-Be aware of email scammers taking advantage of coronavirus fears to impersonate health officials and trick people into giving up personal information.
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