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Detailed information about current UIS development projects.

Extending the GBN to Hinxton Genome Campus

The Granta Backbone Network (GBN) is the collegiate university’s privately owned fibre optic network. The decision was taken in 2018 to extend the network to Babraham Institute and Wellcome Sanger Institute (Hinxton) to enable greater collaboration between institutions.

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Falcon-on-Drupal

UIS currently offers two different website content management systems, which is a duplication of cost and effort. To streamline our offerings, we're developing 'Falcon-on-Drupal' – retaining the concept of the Falcon service, but delivering it on the Drupal platform.

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New future for Moodle

UIS will be making some important changes to the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle. These changes are required to meet forthcoming accessibility legislation, improve the user experience and help the University simplify its data management.

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Postgraduate Funding Project

The collegiate university would like to create a unified application system for postgraduate funding so that applicants can apply for our internal funding as part of their application for admission (this is currently limited to a few of the larger funders).

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) project

Our Desktop and Systems team is currently exploring a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as an additional way of providing managed desktop services to the University. This model hosts desktop software on a remote server and uses middleware to make applications available via an internet connection to any device, including desktop PCs, thin clients, phones and tablets.

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All University members now have access to Google G Suite@Cambridge

May 07, 2019

UIS enrolled all members of the University in our Google G Suite account, known as G Suite@Cambridge, on 2 May.

Upgrade Windows 7 machines before the operating system reaches end of life on 14 January 2020

Apr 30, 2019

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 on 14 January 2020. The good news is that you may be entitled to a free upgrade to Windows 10, if your institution is participating in the University's EES agreement.

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