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macOS Catalina upgrade not recommended for University Macs

If you are using a University Mac, we do not recommend upgrading to macOS Catalina, whilst testing takes place. In preparation, you’ll need to consider any older ‘32-bit’ apps you are using, as they will no longer be supported.

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High Performance Computing maintenance: Unavailable Wednesday 23 October 2019, 8am – 6pm

ALICE and SPECTRE will be unavailable on Wednesday, 23 October 2019, between 8am and 6pm due to essential maintenance. You will not be able to use ALICE and SPECTRE during this time.

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University PCs to update to Windows 10 version 1803 automatically

From now on, University PCs will be updated to the next version of Windows 10 in daily batches. Updates are planned towards the end of each day; you will have three hours to restart the PC, before it restarts automatically.

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IT courses for Staff and PhD students

Develop your IT skills and make the most effective use of technology for your work. New training dates are now available.

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Tabbed course view in Blackboard

You will now see a tabbed view of your course sites in Blackboard and a Course Search.

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Change to how University iPhones and iPads are managed

Airwatch will no longer be used to manage University iPhones and iPads, instead Microsoft intune will be used.

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Upgrade your University PC to Windows 10 before end of July 2019

As the end of support for Windows 7 is fast approaching, plan your upgrade to Windows 10 before the critical periods for the University, including Confirmation and Clearing and the start of the new academic year.

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Blackboard emails, to reply or not to reply?

You will now receive an email from blackboard@le.ac.uk if a member of staff or student sends you a message using Blackboard. This is in response to student feedback, where confusion arose around receiving emails from BLACKBOARD-NOREPLY@leicester.ac.uk and not knowing whether it was okay to reply.

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IT courses for Staff in Office 365 now available

New courses are available to attend, to help you 'Explore new ways of working with Office 365' and 'Share Ideas and documents in a Team Collaboration Space.'

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University renews its Cyber Essentials accreditation

In January 2019, we renewed our Cyber Essentials accreditation, which means that we have met all the requirements of the nationally recognised Cyber Essentials scheme for our Research File Store and University PCs. You may be able to use this if you apply for a research bid/project.

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Changes to leaver extensions

From Friday, 1 February 2019 there will be changes to whether staff can extend their University IT account when leaving the University.

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Office 365 security improvements

You may be aware of the recent publicity around an increase in phishing attacks and data breaches. We are taking steps to enable functionality in Office 365 to reduce the likelihood and impact of these attacks.

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HP to continue as University PC supplier

Following a detailed procurement project, which attracted interest from a number of suppliers, IT Services and Procurement have retendered the contract to provide University PCs and Laptops. The successful bidder was DTP partnered with HP and the contract has now been awarded.

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Phone the IT Service Desk or Teaching room support if your enquiry is urgent

At this busy time of year, we may not respond to email quickly. If you need immediate assistance, phone the IT Service Desk for IT help or Teaching room support (x2919) to resolve issues in learning and teaching rooms.

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Report an issue using IT Self Service

You can log an issue using IT Self Service, which will be recorded quicker, without having to phone or email the IT Services Desk.

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