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A meeting of the ICC was held on Friday, July 12th, 2019, at the IFAS Administration building, 89, Room 109. The meeting was chaired and called to order by Jimmy Anuszewski at about 10:04 am.

PRESENT: Twenty-three members participated.

Remote participants: Wendy Williams, Dewayne Hyatt, Wayne Hyde, Angel Perez, Angelo Daniels, Marcus Dilorenzo, Dan Cromer, John Wells, Wei Cao, Marvin Knewman, Megz Keathley, Larry Treadaway, Kevin Hill, Chris Leopold, Joel Parlin, Michael Morrow, Philip Lazenby, Karen Porter, Andrew Carey, Russell Hnter, Scott Owens, Bill Black, Lee Thrasher, Javier Herrera, Marion Douglas, Joe Gasper, Jorge Hernandez, Jonathon Chirino .

On-site participants:
Jimmy Anuszewski, Alan Yang, Umar Javed, Dennis Brown, Wendy Williams, Marcus DiLorenzo, Mac McKinney, Karen Porter

Recorded Video: Video will be available here.


Dennis Brown and his staff should be commended for their food/drink accomodations.

Report from the chairman

Member news: Welcome Roderick Tatom to the ICC (Food Science). We will be losing Karen Porter soon, so give her a hug if you see her and wish her well. Live long and prosper, Karen!

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.

Patching updates... (previous discussion)


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

There were several Microsoft Office updates to the Apple version, as recently as 6/11/19. Please run AutoUpdater to install those updates. For info on other Microsoft updates for Macs, click here.

Also, if you are using OneDrive on your Mac, you may have to manually update to the latest version. (6/9/19)


Flash, Acrobat, Reader, Connect, along with several other Adobe products, have updates here. Last updates were July 2nd.

On the subject of Adobe, creating a package is indeed not working anymore. Until they allow it to be active, you will have to create an Adobe account for each user.


Java updates were in April 16th for Java 8U211, for all major platforms. Release notes can be found here. 


There have been several Apple updates (March 29th), including a new system update, security updates and printer driver updates. This includes High Sierra, Sierra and Mojave, along with iOS updates.


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


JMP 14 is now available through the UF Software Licensing Division. It is free.


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

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor was expected to have all current and new staff enrolled by July 1st. I haven't seen any updates on the stats.

It does seem that Cisco bought the Duo Security, so time will tell how much changes over the next 6 months to a year.



Videoconferencing and WAN discussion

Videoconferencing topics (previous discussion)

Skype Business for Mac has updates that should install using your Microsoft Autoupdater. (Last update was on 4/4/2019) SfB for both major OS's should automagically update.

Zoom updates are available, either through Software Center or through Zoom directly. This is especially important if you're users have a Mac with Zoom. (Just released: Apple pushes update that removes the vulnerability installed by Zoom)



Content Management System (CMS) (previous discussion)

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 met on Monday, October 15th. The group agreed with recommended policies and will present them to Dr.Payne for final approval.

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.

ICC Retreat

I have gathered 2 large auditorium-sized projectors and a standard classroom projector for the TREEO center. If you have any experience with a Miracast type of system, please let me know. It has to be versatile, meaning it will work with a variety of OS's. For those of you that expressed interest in helping, please shoot me an email and I'll put together a small task force to help get everything installed and updated.


IFAS IT Updates (previous discussion)

Sukhmeet Singh is a developer working in CALS for Wendy Williams. He's working on his M.S. in Computer Science and works on programming projects in support of CALS. He's going to give us a demo of a new application he created in Microsoft PowerApps, some of you may have heard of it, but maybe not explored yet. He'll take us through the process to moving the original .NET web application (ASP.NET + MS SQL) to a PowerApp and SharePoint.

I believe Chris, Wayne, Andrew and company have updates for us.


Other Topics

All Quiet...It's summer semester and we're already past the halfway point.


That's All Folks!

The meeting was adjourned at 10:54am. Our next meeting will be August 9th!!!