Archive for the ‘Computing Services’ Category

Manage and customise presentations 22 Jan

Windows 10 roll out to teaching spaces, public PCs and labs

As part of our commitment to keeping our PC estate up to date, we have rolled out Windows 10 to all PCs in teaching spaces, public access computers and labs.

Word: Use mail merge to populate a template document or email​

This training course is available to all staff and postgraduates. You'll learn how to send bespoke emails to a database of people from a template in Word.

New Service Charter for IT Support

An important step in meeting our commitment to consistent IT support

Creating charts in Excel: Thu 24 Aug

Sign up now to improve your Excel skills. The course is also running on 28 September.

Adobe Flash is retiring

Adobe have announced the end of support for Flash Player from the end of 2020; the University hopes to remove provision of Flash Player by the same point. We request that you don’t purchase any new services that are reliant on Flash.

No printing for Linux users: Tue 15 Aug 7-9am

We are carrying out an upgrade to Everyone Print; thank you for your patience while this necessary work takes place.

Users need to upgrade Panopto client: Fri 21 Jul onwards

Panopto have confirmed that users will need to upgrade their Panopto client, you can read their instructions and upgrade your own lap tops and macs.

Managing long documents using Word: Tue 25 Jul

Sign up now to improve your skills in Microsoft Word.

Learn about some additional Skype for Business features

John Baker has been getting to grips with a few additional Skype for Business features which are available if you’re in a video call, audio call or Instant Message conversation.

SAMIS upgrade affects many services: Tue & Wed

SAMIS will be unavailable from 5pm on Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 July 2017 while we upgrade to version 9.3.

Decommissioning of legacy email systems

Two years ago the University started moving its Email and calendars to Microsoft Outlook; the work is nearing completion with the last of the legacy systems due to be decommissioned at the end of July 2017.

Introduction to Business Objects 4.2: Tue 18 Jul

Sign up now to improve your knowledge of Business Objects.

Creating charts in Excel: Thu 13 Jul

Sign up now to improve your Excel skills. The course is also running in August.

Weekend IT maintenance: from 4pm Fri 14 Jul

Essential work to increase the resilience of our IT services begins at 4pm on Friday 14 July and a number of services will be unavailable for the weekend of 15 & 16 July 2017.

IT maintenance affects Wessex House 7pm-5am: from Mon

IT maintenance to upgrade the network will affect the night time availability of IT services on levels 1 to 5 of Wessex House for two weeks.

Ansys license change for undergraduate students

Log out of PC at end of Friday-IT maintenance: Sat 10 Jun

Please log out of your PC on Friday 9 June 2017 before leaving for the weekend so that IT maintenance procedures don't interfere with your work.

Learn more about Mail Merge in Word: Mon 12 Jun

This course assumes that you have a good understanding of Microsoft Word including how to create tables.

Excel basic concepts: Thu 8 June

Tutor-led introduction to the basics of creating and managing spread sheets with Excel. IT Training also offer courses at more advanced levels to increase knowledge of Excel.