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Beware 'job offer' scam phishing attack

7 September 2018: a scam email is currently being targeted at students, seeking passport/ID paperwork – see the example below. If you have any doubts please consult your local departmental or College IT staff.

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Risk of service interruption: Tuesday 4 September 17:30–21:30

Please note UIS will be undertaking essential investigative work to resolve an ongoing network fault involving the Cisco router during 17:30–21:30 on Tuesday 4 September.

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Happy 14th birthday, Raven!

In keeping with tradition, started by George II in 1748, Raven will be celebrating its official (public) birthday, turning 14 on the weekend of 1 September 2018. To celebrate, it will be sporting a commemorative birthday avatar for a few days...

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Change of software implementation on University time servers

Over the next few weeks, we'll be making changes to several of the University Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers.

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Change to outgoing email configuration on Tuesday 14 August

UIS plans to make a change to outgoing email between 08:00 and 09:00 on Tuesday 14 August. You shouldn't notice any change to your email service, but if you experience any problems please contact the Service Desk.

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Exchange Online for new students/staff – information for IT staff

In preparation for the 2018/9 academical year, from Monday 2 July 2018 all new undergraduate and postgraduate students joining the University will be issued with Exchange Online email accounts instead of Hermes email accounts.

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Leaving Cambridge? Your Microsoft account will soon be closed – move it or lose it!

If you will be leaving Cambridge at the end of this term, you need to take action now so that you won’t lose access to the data associated with your University of Cambridge Microsoft Account. This includes Office 365 apps, OneDrive and Exchange Online email.

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University Dropbox Business price increase

The cost of a University Dropbox Business account has increased to £75 per year (excluding VAT), but this is still 50% less than consumer prices.

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Changes to the University’s Adobe software licensing agreement

The University’s 3-year fixed-price licensing agreement with Adobe ended on 8 March 2018. Like many other software providers, Adobe is moving to an annual subscription model.

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Sharing IT merger experiences with the University of Cologne

Last month, UIS welcomed Jan Eden from the University of Cologne’s Digital Studies department, who is currently visiting several universities to learn from their experiences of re-organising their IT operations.

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UIS is working with vendors to address the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities

UIS is aware of the recently disclosed processor vulnerabilities and is working with vendors to patch UIS systems.

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Cyber17 symposium targeted the latest cyber threats

To safeguard the University from today's cyber security threats requires close collaboration across institutions and a renewed focus on our people. This was key message from Cyber 17, a cyber-security symposium organised by UIS.

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The challenge of Wi-Fi in an 800-year-old University

Providing Wi-Fi to a University environment can be surprisingly challenging when your campus is a whole city. Alexander Cox, UIS's Wireless Infrastructure Manager, discusses the challenges in his blog for Aruba Networks.

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Changes to the Friendly Probing Suite on 19 August

Aug 06, 2019

We'll be adjusting the vulnerability ratings on the new Friendly Probing Suite and decommissioning the old service on Monday 19 August.

Lecture capture: Panopto planned maintenance on Saturday 10 August

Aug 05, 2019

Lecture capture recordings will be unavailable during the evening of Saturday 10 August because Panopto is undergoing an upgrade.

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