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A meeting of the ICC was held on Monday, September 17th, 2018 in 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: Raichel White, Al Ibanez, David Loyd, David DePatie, Jonathan Chirino, Kevin Hill, Angel Perez, Tom Barnash, DeWayne Hyatt, Wayne Hyde, Lee Thrasher, Joel Parlin, Scott Owens, Andrew Carey, Marvin Newman, Joe Gasper, John Macias, Javier Herrera, Angelo Daniels, Russell Hunter, Charlie Bogatescu, Andrew Carey, Rob Daffron, Marion Douglas, Jorge Hernandez, Al Ibanez, Karen Porter, Lawrence Treadaway.

On-site participants:
Jimmy Anuszewski, Wendy Williams, Francis Ferguson, Dennis Brown, Umar Javed, Marcus DiLorenzo, Horacio Elman.

STREAMING AUDIO: The audio and video were both unavailble for this meeting.


Dennis Brown should be commended for their food/drink accomodations. (well, not this time around but usually!)

Report from the chairman

Member news: Please welcome Umar Javed to the ICC. He is part of Dennis Brown's team at Hort.

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)


September'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 9/11/18. Please run AutoUpdater to install those updates.


Flash, Acrobat, Reader, Connect, along with several other Adobe products, have updates here. Last updates were in August 9th.


Java updates were in July for Java 8U181, 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 (August 18th), 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

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.

Zoom updates are available, either through Software Center or through Zoom directly.



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 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.

Teams is now closer to fruition more than ever. We'll get an update in just a minute.

ICC Retreat

After the launch of Fall Semester slows down, we will work on a couple of dates to choose from for our next retreat in the Spring.


IFAS IT Updates (previous discussion)

Joe wants everyone to be aware that web sites are being moved to https now. If you're site is ready to move, please let him know.

ITSA is developing a plan for print server maintenance and use.

PowerShell Learning Group has held two classes so far and personally, I would like to applaud Andrew Carey for his efforts and the great classes he has presented us with. I strongly encourage it for anyone with even a slight interest in Power Shell.


Other Topics

UF IT Updates

The topic of IFAS IT being used to help with making decisions that involve software and hardware will be discussed at the next meeting and I encourage everyone to think about how we can make our departments and peers consult with us before going to outside resources that are more concerned with turning a profit.


That's All Folks!

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40. Our next meeting will take place, Friday, October 12th. Let's hope that the football team has a couple of wins by that time.