News from IT Services

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

MyFiles upgrade - 8.30am-9am Monday 23 October 2017

MyFiles, the web application used to access University files remotely (off-campus) via a web browser will be upgraded on Monday 23 October 2017, bringing new improved look and feel features.

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IT Service Desk staff meeting - Friday 20 October 2017 3.30pm - 4.30pm

A staff meeting is held every other Friday afternoon for an hour. You will not be able to contact the IT Service Desk during this time.

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University website (Plone) maintenance - Unavailable for one hour on Tuesday 24 October 2017

Essential maintenance is required to Plone, which serves many of the University’s web pages, on Tuesday 24 October 2017 between 8am - 9.15am. During this time a holding page will be displayed. This will not affect the University homepage or student recruitment pages.

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High Performance Computing maintenance – Unavailable Wednesday 25 October 2017 8am – 6pm

ALICE and SPECTRE will be unavailable on Wednesday 25 October 2017 between 8.00am and 6.00pm due to essential maintenance. You will not be able to use ALICE and SPECTRE during this time.

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Upgrade your University Mac to MacOS Sierra

If your University Mac is running OS X Yosemite (v10.10.x) you should upgrade to macOS Sierra soon as possible, as Yosemite will not be supported soon. You can use Mac Self Service to upgrade if you are on the Mac Assurance Service. macOS High Sierra is not recommended whilst testing is carried out.

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IT Training Workshops – new dates released

Organisational Development in conjunction with IT Services provide a range of workshops to help you to develop your IT skills and make the most effective use of technology for your work.

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Proposed teaching software for academic year 2017-18

Student PCs are due to be upgraded to Windows 10 in the summer. The proposed list of programs that will be installed on student University PCs or will be available for students to use, has been released. Let us know if you have any concerns that might affect your teaching.

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