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November 18th 2022 REGULAR MEETING

A meeting of the ICC was held on Friday, September 9th, 2022, 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: John Wells, Wayne Hyde, Francis Ferguson, Chase Tammen, Wendy Williams, John Macias, Javier Real, Guillermo Black, Joshua Cook, Angel Perez, Muhammad Umar Javed, Benjamin Thomas, Alan Yang, Jonathan Chirino, Chemon Velazquez, Jorge Vincente Hernandez, Roderick Tatom, Jonathan Sterling, Alvaro Antonio Ibanez, Dennis Brown, Joel Parlin, Kevin Hill, Tom Barnash, Cordell Cowdrey, Dan Cromer, Robert Daffron, Dewayne Hyatt, Matthew Noonan, Joe Gasper, Andrew Carey, Brian Hurt, Lee Thrasher, James Daly, Marion Douglas

On-site participants:
Angel Perez

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

NOTES: Dr. Ben Sasse is the University of Florida’s 13th president

Report from the chairman

Member news: Welcome Abdi Pimienta for HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE--Andrew Montgomery for TREC-HOMESTEAD--Collin Ducote for IFAS Help Desk

Patching updates... (previous discussion)


November 8th 2022 are listed in the link. November's patches 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 10/31/2022, Version 16.66.2 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.(10/27/22) Microsoft released OneDrive: Folder Backup for macOS, you can now redirect the local macOS Desktop and Documents folder to OneDrive.


Acrobat, Reader, Connect, along with several other Adobe products, have updates here. Last updates were October 18th, 2022. Please be aware that Adobe ended Flash support on December 31st, 2020.


Java updates were in October 18th, 2022 for Java 8U351, for all major platforms. Release notes can be found here. 


There have been several Apple updates (8/31/2022), 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.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac is now available Visual Studio 2022


SAS University Edition recently had an update. Please visit this link.


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

Adobe is now available through the UF Software Licensing Division.


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


UFIT news

UFIT Conducting Disaster Recovery Test, here is the link.

Changes Coming to GatorMail – Nov. 1, here is the link.

Storage Allocation Changing: UF Google Drive, here is the link.

Teaching TechXploration – Fall 2022, here is the link.

Increase Equitable Access: NameCoach, here is the link.

SEND & RECEIVE FAX VIA EMAIL, here is the link.

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 try out Microsoft Teams.


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.

IMM - 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.

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.

Other Topics

The videos from our last retreat can be found here: Video 1 and video 2. Which was our first ever virtual retreat.

That's All Folks! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 am. Our next meeting will be Friday, December 9th 2022.