XFINITY/Comcast Maintenance Window Announced for August 13, 2020

Greetings everyone! XFINITY/Comcast, our internet service provider on campus, has announced a maintenance window on Thursday, August 13 from 12 – 6 am. The outage should last no longer than 3 hours. If anything changes, we will let you know. Thank you!

The Google Chat transition has begun!

This morning our G Suite domain was switched over to prefer Google Chat over Classic Hangouts. The transition could take up to 24 hours to complete, but during that time Gmail will switch over to use Google Chat as its chat service, you will need to use Google Chat on your mobile devices, and you […]

The transition to Google Chat is right around the corner!

As announced a couple of weeks ago, MLC is going to be moving from Classic Hangouts to Google Chat on August 3, 2020. That transition is still on track and will take place on Monday. In order to facilitate the change, we have created a help document titled Google Chat Transition over at KnightHelp. Links […]

Moving from Classic Hangouts to Google Chat

Starting August 3, 2020 we will be moving our Google text chatting experience from the classic Google Hangouts to Google Chat. Google Chat is Google’s latest organization-grade messaging and collaboration platform that is similar to Microsoft Teams, Slack, or other team chat platforms. It integrates with many of Google’s other G Suite services (including Meet […]

Filr 4.2 Web Client Tour

Last night’s Filr 4.2 upgrade went smoothly so this quick video tour was put together so that you can take a look at the changes. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to MLC Network Services at https://mlc-wels.edu/support. Thanks!

Filr 4.2 Upgrade Coming June 3

Greetings! Micro Focus Filr enables those who are working away from campus to have access to campus file services through a web browser, desktop application, or mobile application. Micro Focus recently released an updated version of Filr and we are planning on upgrading to that version on June 3, 2020. The upgrade should not take […]

Keep Up To Date

Get the latest security fixes for your software. The people who build the software you use are constantly working to make that software more secure. Many software packages will inform you when an update is available. Others may update automatically. Check weekly to make sure that you have the latest updates. Follow the links below […]

Beware of Malware

Malware allows cybercriminals to use your device for purposes you never intended. Cybercriminals create malware to mine cryptocurrencies, steal information, crack passwords, and coordinate future attacks. Malware can find its way onto your device in the form of a free software download. It could be installed on your system by browsing a website with a […]

Keep Your Mobile Devices Safe

Our modern devices are small enough to take anywhere, yet big enough to carry all of our information. Their small size makes them easily stolen, and the quantity of precious information makes them a very valuable target. Protect your device with a passcode or a password. Always lock them when not in use. Never leave […]

Better Passwords

The best passwords are long, unpredictable, unique, and private. Long, complex passwords are the best defense against brute force attacks. Computers are fast. Attackers can test many possible passwords against your account in a short time. A few additional characters make a big difference. Use 12 or more characters. Random or unpredictable passwords are the […]