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Microsoft Windows vulnerability announced: how to protect yourself

Microsoft has announced a serious vulnerability in all versions of Windows. Find out the steps you can take to protect your machine and your data.

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Teaching software available to students

Most of the licensed teaching applications UIS provides on the MCS is for institutional use only, but student licences are available for some software.

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Panopto now available for recording and sharing online educational videos

UIS has made Panopto, an online video recording and hosting system, available across the University as part of its measures to support teaching and learning activities during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Urgent maintenance to increase VPN capacity 07:00-08:00 Thu 26 March

We are performing urgent maintenance to the remote access system between 07:00 and 08:00 tomorrow morning (Thursday 26 March) in order to increase its capacity.

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Instructions for preparing your managed ACN/UAS desktop PC for use at home

We've rolled out a change to create a local account on every network attached to Administrative Computing Network (ACN) computers so that they will work at home as a local host. If you have permission from your manager and are planning to take your PC home, you will need to take action while it is still connected to the University network to prepare it for use on your home network.

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Microsoft Teams is now available

Teams is a recommended and supported online collaboration tool for the University.

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Decommissioning plans for old version control systems

We're decommissioning old version control systems because they've been replaced by the University Developer Hub GitLab service. Users of the old systems will need to migrate all their repositories.

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Wireless service maintenance on 19 March

The University Wireless Service will be unavailable between 07:00 and 09:00 on Thursday 19 March while we carry out essential maintenance.

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Microsoft Teams deployment update

UIS’ recent Collaboration Tools Strategy identified Microsoft 365 as a solution that met the needs of many University users and UIS has embarked on a project to deploy and encourage adoption of the collaboration tool, Teams.

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The Network Access Tokens system to gain new features in March

We’re launching a new version of the UIS Network Access Tokens system on Tuesday 10 March that includes several often-requested features and improves security. Users will be able to create a separate token for each device, and IT staff will be able to create tokens for shared institutional devices.

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Google changes to personal accounts do not affect G Suite for Education accounts

We've received the following statement from Google confirming that University Google accounts (G Suite for Education) are not affected by the recent changes to personal free Google accounts.

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CHRIS, ESS and UPS unavailable all day on Thursday 27 February

CHRIS, Employee Self Service (ESS) and UPS will be unavailable all day, Thursday 27 February, while CHRIS is upgraded. Other HR systems will be available to use.

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Additional Google services now available to University members

All University members can now activate additional Google services, including Google Analytics and YouTube, that were not among the ‘core’ services in our G Suite@Cambridge agreement.

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Delays in email delivery between PPSW and Exchange Online tenancies

Several institutions reported to us that messages to their Exchange Online tenancies were being blocked following routine maintenance to the central email switch (PPSW) on Monday 20 January. We believe we've discovered the cause and implemented a workaround that has cleared the backlog and will prevent this from happening again.

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Phone system maintenance on Saturday 1 February

We're planning to update the University phone system on Saturday 1 February. Desk phones may reboot several times during this process, but there should be no effect on calls.

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Raven maintenance on 18 January 2021

Jan 11, 2021

We’ll be carrying out some maintenance on Raven from 12:00 to 13:00 on Monday 18 January 2021. The process of signing into some services, such as Google G Suite@Cambridge may be slow or temporarily interrupted during this period.

Adobe Flash Player has reached end-of-life

Jan 06, 2021

Adobe has announced that it no longer supports Flash Player and will block Flash content from running in the browser plug-in from Tuesday 12 January 2021.

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