News from IT Services

Here you will find all the latest news from IT Services. It includes information on maintenance and current problems.

University Network Maintenance in February and March 2018

Upgrades to the University network on Main Campus will run from Monday 26 February until Friday 9 March 2018, between 7.00am and 9.00am during this period, affecting users for up to 5 minutes.

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IT Self Service unavailable due to essential maintenance

Staff and students will be unable to access IT Self Service for periods during the next two weeks, from Friday 16 February to Monday 5 March.

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Things you should know and do following Spectre and Meltdown bugs

You may be aware of the current security issue which is affecting computers across the world as described in the national news.

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Updated: Protect Against the Spectre/Meltdown Bugs by Updating and Upgrading your Mac Operating Systems

There are a number of updates you should do on your University Mac following the computer chip bugs that have recently been discovered.

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Update Safari on your Mac to protect against Spectre bug

All University Mac users are strongly advised to update to the newest version of Apple’s Safari web browser in order to protect against the impact of the Spectre bug recently announced in the news. The update will help to ensure that Macs have the latest security features, and remain compatible with other University systems.

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Updates to University PCs in response to computer chip bugs

You may see more updates to your University PC than usual due to the current Meltdown and Spectre issues reported in the national news.

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Uninstall Office 2011 for Mac and start using Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac is no longer supported by Microsoft or the University. Therefore you should uninstall Office 2011 for Mac now and start using Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac, the latest version of the software, to continue receiving security and feature updates, and technical support.

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