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Update (Resolved): 2/18/2019, 11:40 p.m. An issue affecting Google, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Webex account activation occurred between 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2019. ITS confirms that account activation is restored and functioning normally. ITS will continue to monitor service. All account activations that were affected have now been created successfully. ITS recommends [Read More]

On January 29, 2019, Google announced design enhancements to the Gmail mobile application. The changes complement the recent redesign of core G Suite applications, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and Docs. Android and iOs mobile apps will update to the new design within the next two weeks. There are several enhancements that greatly improve the Gmail-user [Read More]

Starting February 1, 2019, Google will retire the legacy Tasks full screen and canvas versions of the interface. These will no longer be available to UNCG accounts. Specifically, the following URLs will be disabled: • Legacy Tasks Full Screen: https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig • Legacy Tasks Canvas: https://mail.google.com/tasks/canvas In addition, Chrome extensions created to access and modify the [Read More]

On January 11, 2019, ITS will implement a change to restore the news feed to the UNCG Single Sign-On Page. This will not impact its login functionality in any way. Currently, the UNCG Single Sign-On Page looks like this:   After the change, the page will have a news feed to the right of the [Read More]

Google has announced the retirement of Calendar SMS notifications. Starting on January 7, 2019, Google Calendar will no longer offer SMS notifications. However, the standard in-app notifications options will continue. Google has been alerting users of the change from within the application. Users who used SMS notifications will now see notifications as follows: as event notification [Read More]