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capturED replacement

The lecture capture system (capturED) that has been in place throughout the University for a number of years is now no longer supported by IS. As a result of the efforts of AHSS (in particular, the Business School), CSE has … Continue reading

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SL7 Desktop Upgrades

A number of staff have already moved to using the latest version of our operating system – SL7 – so we have now started to upgrade the remaining DICE desktops. If they haven’t done so already, support will contact you … Continue reading

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AT Decant

The decant from Appleton Tower to Forrest Hill and the Wilkie Building is now well underway. The first move to Forrest Hill took place over the weekend 23rd/24th May. The Graduate School were mostly all up and running again before … Continue reading

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Follow us on twitter

You can now follow us on twitter at @infalerts! We will post details of planned and unplanned outages, information on new services, changes to existing services and anything else that we think may be helpful to you as users of … Continue reading

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software

The University’s license for the Kaspersky Anti-Virus software expires on 30th April 2014. If you are running a copy of Kaspersky on a self-managed machine using the University License, you must remove it manually and replace it. The replacement anti-virus … Continue reading

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Windows XP – end of life

Windows XP was first launched in 2001 and Microsoft have now withdrawn support for XP as of 8th April. There is a useful page giving full details: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/end-support-help It does recommend upgrading to Windows 8.1 but you may find that … Continue reading

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Forum Video Recording Facilities

capturED is an easy-to-use, cost-effective system for automatically capturing event and lecture presentations, including the facility to broadcast events live online. We have now completed the testing of the CapturED facilities that have been installed in the Forum in G.07 … Continue reading

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Student Survey Results

You can now find a summary of the responses to the Student Survey carried out last year. We found the responses very helpful in planning and prioritising some changes which include: 1. Improved documentation Our new documentation was announced recently … Continue reading

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Mac Network Settings

Some users have been noting errors “Another device on the network is using your computer’s IP address” and our network monitoring has detected a number of flip-flops involving Apple kit trying to use the same IP address. The culprit seems … Continue reading

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Anti-virus for MACs

The Mac is not immune to viruses, Trojans, backdoors, adware, spyware and other unwanted applications. In reality, the Mac OS, its included applications, and third-party applications have and will continue to have security issues that can allow some form of … Continue reading

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