Notices & Bulletins

Notices or bulletins contain important information regarding services offered by University Systems. These may include campus communications regarding changes to services or new service offerings, notification of large-scale planned outages, or recommendations on newly released software. Select any of the messages below to learn more.

Microsoft 365 for all UVic students by September 2 2022

We’re excited to announce that Microsoft 365 accounts will be provisioned for all students by September 2, 2022. The Microsoft 365 collaboration suite will give you access to Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Teams for courses or clubs, OneDrive to store or share coursework, and a feature-packed email service. As part of these changes, Microsoft 365 email will become the email service provider for all students and your UVic email will be automatically upgraded by September 2022.

Office 365 basic authentication change

Microsoft is making changes in mid-January 2023 to the types of services Office 365 desktop applications can connect to. The centrally hosted service Connect (SharePoint 2013) will be affected by this change. University Systems is taking steps to ensure access to Connect from Office 365 desktop applications is not impacted for Office 365 installations acquired through UVic.

Apple macOS 13 Ventura

Apple introduced a new operating system (Ventura/macOS 13) on October 24. Ventura is the latest release of the Apple operating system for Macintosh computers such as iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Pros. For more details on Ventura see A thorough test and review of the current version of Ventura has been performed.