Some exciting updates are coming to the Lync/Skype for Business Instant Messaging and Presence service on Tuesday, March 21. IM and Presence will be available within the Outlook Web App (webmail) to current users of the service. Additionally, users of IM and Presence will be able to communicate with consumer Skype users outside of the university.
Author: Ashley Plummer
Beginning Wednesday, February 22, there will be a new automated process for requesting University Email Service distribution groups and room/equipment email accounts. This will significantly reduce the turnaround time of account creation.
Android version 7.1 (Nougat) was recently released, and users of the OS are now required to have a validated certificate to connect to osuwireless. Currently, only Google Pixel phones and tablets are running 7.1, but it is likely that other devices will soon be receiving the OS.
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) replaced Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) as the preferred Wi-Fi encryption method in June 2004. OCIO has been supporting both AES and TKIP encryption for osuwireless, but will be doing away with TKIP at midnight on December 20. After that time, users will no longer be able to connect to osuwireless using TKIP.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer’s Networking and Enterprise Security teams are collaborating to modify how devices compromised by malware and other security threats are suspended from OCIO’s wireless networks. Affected networks include osuwireless, WiFi@OSU and eduroam.
Previously, Ohio State accounts were prevented from authenticating on osuwireless and eduroam from any device regardless of which device had been compromised.