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November 12th 2021 REGULAR MEETING

A meeting of the ICC was held on Friday, November 12th, 2021, from the comfort of our own homes and/or offices! The meeting was chaired and called to order by Angel Perez at about 10:00 am.  

PRESENT: Twenty-three members participated.

Remote participants: David DePatie, Tammen Chase, Collin Ducote, Benjamin Beach, Dawarren Harrison, Francis Ferguson, Wayne Hyde, Roberet Daffron, DeWayne Hyatt, Dennis Brown, John Macias, Scott Owens, Jorge Hernandez, Philip Lazenby, Dan Cromer, Andrew Carey, Christian Leopold, Joe Gasper, Lee Thrasher, Javier Real, Roderick Tatom, Marion Douglas, Raichel White, Kenneth Schubel, John Wells, Alvaro Ibanez, Guillermo Black, Joel Parlin.

On-site participants:
Angel Perez

Recorded Video: Video will be available here after the meeting is completed.

NOTES: We need to have more participation in the ICC. Hope some of you were able to attend Microsft Ignite.

Report from the chairman

Member news:  

Patching updates... (previous discussion)


October's patches are listed in the link. Please note that each major update has it's own patch notes. A listing of all security updates can be found here.

There were several Microsoft Office updates to the Apple version, as recently as 10/12/2021. Teams is now a part of the Mac Office install. Remote Desktop has also seen a recent update, which is critical considering many people are using RDP to work from their office computers. Keep in mind that RDP will automatically update through the Apple Store app.

Also, if you are using OneDrive on your Mac, you may have to manually update to the latest version. (11/4/21)


Acrobat, Reader, Connect, along with several other Adobe products, have updates here. Last updates were November 1st. Please be aware that Adobe ended Flash support on December 31st, 2020.


Java updates were in October 19, 2021 for Java 8U311, for all major platforms. Release notes can be found here. 


There have been several Apple updates (November 10th), including security updates and printer driver updates. This includes Catalina, Mojave (EOL November 30, 2021), Big Sur, and the new Monterey MacOS along with iOS updates.


SAS University Edition recently had an update. Please visit this link. SAS Renewal is also upon us.


JMP 16 is now available through the UF Software Licensing Division. It is free.


Sigmaplot 14.5 is now available through the UF Software Licensing Division.


ArcGIS licensing is due for renewal. Please visit this website if you need any info about purchasing a license.

Two-Factor Authentication



GatorLinkAccount Management


Videoconferencing and WAN discussion

Videoconferencing topics (previous discussion)

If you have faculty and/or staff that are still using Zoom for UF meetings, please encourage them to move to Teams. I'm not sure how it's been for everyone else, but having to repeat the security options for Zoom is tiring and not necessary when Teams is available.


Principle of “Least Privilege”- Admin rights Guideline/Policy

Content Management System (CMS) (previous discussion)

No new gnews (is good gnews, with Gary Gnew)

Updates as available.

Last month's IT@UF Meeting Notes

You can now view the notes from each meeting at this link.

ITSA Policy and UF IT Policy

I've found it difficult to find the ITSA Computing Policy and the UF IT Policies, so I will provide the links here and keep them here.

ITSA - http://imm.ifas.ufl.edu

UF IT - http://www.it.ufl.edu/policies/

There will now be an ICC Policy Page that will keep track of policy and guidelines. These are not strict rules meant to dictate what must be done, but instead, a page of policies that are meant to help keep things running smoothly for each department and ITSA. You can find it here.

ITPAC meeting pending . I will provide an update at our next meeting.

Andrew Carey provided a link to fixing incorrectly named devices. You can find it here.


Please keep in mind that if you would like a TEAMs demostration, Joe and DeWayne are available to do so. Email either of them for more information. If you have not joined the Jurassic County Extension team yet, I encourage you to do so.

A projects channel was added to the ICC Team. Some have already posted there. I encourage everyone to post and interact.


IFAS IT Updates (previous discussion)

Chris and the team have updates for us.

-Remove ICC Listserve (this was discussed about a year ago).

-Latest MS printing vulnerability and potential impact of the fix

-UFIT enabling modern authentication 

Other Topics

ICC Virtual Retreat - 2021

 Our 3rd annual (first ever virtual) retreat was held on April 28th! The videos can be found here: Video 1 and video 2.

That's All Folks!

The meeting was adjourned at 11:36 am. Our next meeting will be Friday, December 10th. Go Gators!