Critical Security Update for All Versions of Windows

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all versions of Windows to address a critical security vulnerability. They have provided details of the update here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3087985

We highly recommend that all ResNet users on Windows (including those using Parallels, Fusion, or Bootcamp), run Windows Update immediately to obtain the patch.

Security Vulnerability for Lenovo Laptops

Lenovo has released information regarding a security vulnerability found in certain laptop models. We highly recommend that all ResNet users that own a Lenovo product check the following list and, if they own one of the affected models, immediately follow the instructions to update their laptop firmware and remove the vulnerability.

http://news.lenovo.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2013

Windows 10 Upgrade Media Creation Tool

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, which allows you to upgrade your computer to their latest operating system earlier than waiting for the update through Windows Update.

If you’d like to get Windows 10 up and running on your computer ASAP, check out the following instructions from Microsoft:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install

VirtualLabs Downtime Tomorrow

ACMS’s VirtualLabs service will be experiencing downtime tomorrow to allow our User Services team to perform necessary maintenance. VirtualLabs may be unavailable throughout the day.

Please contact the ACMS Help Desk by email at acms-help@ucsd.edu or by phone at 858-534-2267 with any questions, or to report unannounced problems with other services.

Reserve your Free Copy of Windows 10

Microsoft has released details about their free upgrade path to Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. If you’re using either one of these operating systems, you are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 for the next year!

Click here to learn how to reserve the free upgrade: http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-10-upgrade

Windows 10 Rollout Launch Information

Microsoft is on course to release Windows 10 later this summer, and instead of dropping the OS upgrade simultaneously across all systems, they’ll be going for a roll-out-style launch. Devices running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade for free once the launch occurs, followed by other devices later in the cycle:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10s-summer-launch-date-is-first-step-in-a-slow-roll-out

Wireless Upgrade 3/15/2015

There will be a wireless code upgrade happening this Sunday 3/15 on the main campus wireless network from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. During this time UCSD-Protected, UCSD-GUEST, UCSD-SCRM, Eduroam, and SDSC networks will experience intermittent outages.

The ResNet network is NOT part of the upgrade and should not be experiencing any outages. If you experience internet connectivity issues on the ResNet network during or after this upgrade, please contact the ACMS Help Desk.