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Windows 7 support is ending very soon

Over 8500 University PCs have now been upgraded to Windows 10. With Microsoft ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020, Windows 7 PCs will be removed from the University network, beginning with those that are not in use.

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Student communications from Blackboard

We have seen a large number of non-academic emails being sent to students using Blackboard and wanted to clarify our guidelines to help improve student communication.

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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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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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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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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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