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ICC Meeting:



A meeting of the ICC was held on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 in the IFAS Administration building, 89, Room 109. The meeting was chaired and called to order by Jimmy Anuszewski at about 10:02 am.

PRESENT: Twenty-three members participated.

Remote participants: Raichel White, Angel Perez, Phillip Lazenby, Tom Barnash, Scott Owens, Jonathan Chirino, Marvin Newman, Karen Porter, Ed Howard, Angelo Daniels, Joe Gasper, Chris Leopold, Wayne Hyde, Ben Beach, Andrew Carey,Michael Morrow, Lee Thrasher, Wei Cao, Dewayne Hyatt, David DePatie, Al Ibanez, Rob, Marion Douglas, Brian Hurt, Michael Morrow, John Macias, Dennis Brown, Megz Keathley.

On-site participants:
Jimmy Anuszewski, Marcus Dilorenzo, Dan Cromer, Alan Yang, Francis Ferguson.

STREAMING AUDIO: The audio will available here.

Recorded Video: Video will be available here. Chat transcript is available here.


Dennis Brown & Karen Porter should be commended for their food/drink accomodations.

Report from the chairman

Member news: Was a quiet winter break.

Details about this meeting:

I've deleted a lot of the old anchors that were in the minutes due to lack of updates. I suggest searching the ICC site for information that you may be looking for. Be on the lookout for a new site within the coming months.

Patching updates... (previous discussion)

Obviously, with the threats of Spectre and Meltdown, please continue to update your computers as time allows. Also be aware that Microsoft has issued statements that some computers are having slowdown issues, blue screen issues, etc. These are all case-by-case.


January's Microsoft patches are still listed in the link. Current risk assessments can be found here.

There were several Microsoft Office updates to the Apple version, as recently as 1/26/18. Please run AutoUpdater to install those updates.


Flash, Acrobat, Reader, Connect, along with several other Adobe products, have updates here. Last updates were in February 6th.


Java updates were in January for Java 8U161, for all major platforms. Release notes can be found here. Java 9.0.4 is now available. You can download it here.


There have been several Apple updates (January 23rd), including a new system update, security updates and printer driver updates. This includes High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan, along with iOS updates.


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


JMP 13 is now available through the UF Software Licensing Division.


Sigmaplot 14 is now available through the UF Software Licensing Division.

Two-Factor Authentication

Michael Gettes, new Associate Director for Identity Services, and Richard Lowery, Director of UF Help Desk are here to discuss the implementation of the new Two-Factor Authentication system. If you have not signed up for this, the base website for info and signing up is located here.  For campus IT Directors, you can also get more information pertaining to your environment here. I strongly encourage everyone to sign up so that you are familiar with it before your staff and faculty start to use it. It does work with smartphones, regular phones and Apple watch.



Videoconferencing and WAN discussion

Videoconferencing topics (previous discussion)

Jimmy is curious if anyone is using the new Cisco (Acano replacement) software yet?

Skype Business for Mac has updates that should install using your Microsoft Autoupdater.



Content Management System (CMS) (previous discussion)

There have been no changes to IFAS/T4, though it seems that ICS has become open to template changes.

Updates as available.

Last month's IT@UF Meeting Notes

You can now view the notes from each meeting at this link. This past month's meeting was cancelled.

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 is still setting up a meeting to go over policies. I will update that as it comes along.

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



We are currently working on a new ICC site and integration of Yammer. Stay Tuned! The new site is planning on using Microsoft Teams, pending the outcome of the software policy exception being brought forth to the ITPAC members.


IFAS IT Updates (previous discussion)

DeWayne currently has several things he would like to review, including the Office 365 upgrade and the 1709 image update.

Currently, we have heard that the UF Microsoft group has sidelined Microsoft Teams. We will provide updates as they come along.


Other Topics

UF IT Updates

Peer2Peer is scheduled for March 22nd and has a full line-up. Our own DeWayne Hyatt will be presenting on the IFAS Implementation of SCCM and there will be a presentation about JAMF, for those who are interested, along with several other important topics.

Mark Minasi is confirmed for April 5-6 at Emerson Hall, Room 209. You can sign up here. Class is capped at 85 and as of right now, is over 2/3 full. Remember, this is a bring your own laptop event and there will be hands on training. If you have any problems with registration, please email Ashley Weser.


That's All Folks!

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30. The next meeting will take place, FRIDAY, April 13th!!

In the mean time, keep supporting our awesome Spring Sports as #1 Baseball, #2 Softball and #3 LAX teams stay hot and our Basketball team enters the SEC tournament!