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Drupal Cloud Production Release Scheduled for January 19 & 20

Drupal Cloud 3.8 will be released on January 19. This release is fairly extensive; it includes Drupal core updates and an assortment of bug fixes.

Security FYI Newsletter: January 15, 2016

IS&T publishes this newsletter for the communication of periodic security advice, virus alerts, safe computing tips and other kinds of IT security information to the MIT community. More information on IT Security at MIT can be found at

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IT Partners Lunch on Service Now

The IT Partners Planning Team will be hosting a lunch on Service Now. Eran Spira and Jozsef Doczi will present. 

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Time to Upgrade: Microsoft is No Longer Supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9, & 10

As of January 12, 2016, Microsoft is no longer supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. As browser-based attacks are one of the most common means of compromise, having a supported and patched browser is of critical importance.

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FileVault 2 Automatically Enabled with IS&T Purchased & Imaged Macs

IS&T is pleased to announce that Macs purchased and imaged by IS&T's Hardware & Software Deployment Team will have FileVault 2 automatically enabled with the recovery key escrowed in Casper.

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Explaining the Agile Mindset

Understanding what it means to have an agile mindset and how IS&T employees can use it in their day-to-day work.

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Update: Learning Management Systems

Based on faculty and other user feedback received last term, IS&T will be reviewing the roadmap for learning management systems as a whole.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About IS&T’s Work Prioritization Team

IS&T’s new Work Prioritization Team is designed to increase transparency about the workload the department takes on, both for leadership and all of IS&T.

Duo Security Requirement for VPN

As part of the ongoing rollout of Duo Security two-factor authentication (2FA) to the MIT community, on January 13, 2016 the IS&T remote-access VPN service ( will begin requiring 2FA by users who have already enabled two-factor Touchstone authentication.

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 is Now Available for Faculty and Staff

Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) has released SOLIDWORKS 2016 and 2015 SP5, solid-modeling computer-aided design (CAD) software that runs on Microsoft Windows.