What's New?

The latest news about bConnected services. 


January 26, 2017

Gmail currently restricts certain file attachments (e.g. .exe, .msc, and .bat) for security reasons, and starting on February 13, 2017, Gmail (bMail) will not allow .js file attachments as well. Similar to other restricted file attachments, you will not be able to attach a .js file and an in-product warning will appear, explaining the reason why. 

January 23, 2017

Beginning this week, CalMail lists will no longer send or receive mail. If you forgot to migrate your mailing lists to Google Groups, please do so now!

 Migrate Your Mailing Lists

January 19, 2017

Starting on Thursday, January 19, 2017, name changes made in the CalNet directory and CalCentral (for students) will begin automatically populating in bConnected Google accounts. This change will involve a one-time “catch up” to sync up any mismatches between CalNet/CalCentral and Google. 2700 users will be impacted by this one-time sync, who can expect to see their Google profile name now match their name in LDAP directory.

January 17, 2017

Google has reported the Google Drive service interruption has been resolved. If you continue to experience issues accessing bDrive, please email bConnected@berkeley.edu

We have received reports from bDrive users experiencing a service disruption using Google Drive. Google is currently investigating this issue. Check G Suite Status Dashboard for updates. 

December 19, 2016

The revised deadline for migrating CalMail mailing lists is now January 20, 2017!

December 14, 2016

A targeted phishing campaign was sent this morning to certain bConnected account holders, purporting to be from Chancellor Dirks. If you received the message, do not open the attachment or enter your credentials if prompted. Review Security Basics 101 to learn more about how to protect yourself from phishing attacks.

December 9, 2016

Starting January 1, 2017, the Google Drive desktop app will no longer support Microsoft® Windows® XP and Vista.

Final mailing list migration workshop for the year! Drop by University Hall, Room 28 between 9:30-11:30AM for assistance migrating or configuring your mailing lists in Google Groups. Contact bConnected@berkeley.edu for additional support.

December 6, 2016

Drop-in consultation (reservations not required)

  • Wednesday, December 7, 1:30pm-3:30pm in University Hall, Room 192B

Future workshop scheduled for: 

  • Tuesday, December 13, 9:30-11:30am in University Hall, Room 28

Contact bConnected@berkeley.edu to request migration support.

November 18, 2016

Researchers: check out the newly published Active Research Data Storage Guidance Grid! You can also contact the Research Data Management team (researchdata@berkeley.edu) to schedule a consultation. 

November 7, 2016

Need assistance with migrating from CalMail to Google Groups? Drop by for hands-on support in University Hall, Room 28 from 10:00AM-12:00PM. If you want to schedule a workshop for your department, please send your request to bConnected@berkeley.edu.

Google calendars, including bCal, are temporarily displaying an election day-related banner to help voters identify their polling places. The banner reads "Election Day is Tuesday - Find your polling place". Users can either click "no thanks" to remove the notification, or "show me" to bring up a search browser to help identify their polling place. 

October 24, 2016

Mailing list owners now have a new default configuration option for migrating and creating lists. This option will allow messages sent from non-members to be held for moderation approval, rather than being rejected. After migrating or creating lists, Group managers will still be able to control who posts to the list through the Google Groups interface. 

October 21, 2016

Box's services have now been restored following today's widespread accessibility issues. Box is continuing to actively monitor the situation to ensure full resolution. More info here: https://blog.box.com/blog/box-accessibility-restored

Box services may be intermittently unavailable at this time, most likely due to a DDoS attack that is impacting major websites. See Ars Technica article for more details: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/10/dos-attack-on-major-dns-provider...

October 19, 2016

CalMail services will be unavailable on Thursday, October 20th from 6:00AM-7:00AM while CalMail storage is upgraded. Apps using CalMail to send mail (such as ServiceNow, JIRA, HCM, etc.) will have their mail queued and delivered when the work has been completed. 

October 18, 2016

Starting today, UC Berkeley Box users can opt into the new Box web experience that offer the following improvements:

October 3, 2016

The fall semester is in full swing. Now is a great time to migrate your mailing lists!

Migrate Your Mailing Lists

September 27, 2016

A common use case for Google Drive users is to download a file from their Drive to modify it locally, and then to re-upload the new version. In the past, this would result in duplicate files (the original and the new one), and users would have trouble finding the latest version. That’s why Google has introduced a change in Drive to deduplicate files which were uploaded in this way.