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Lecture capture cloud maintenance: Saturday 22 June

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:45
Panopto will be upgrading its cloud service on Saturday 22 June from 19:00 until approximately 22:00. Users will not be able to access or upload lecture capture recordings during this downtime.

Wi-Fi upgrade schedule

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:55
We'll be implementing a significant migration of the University Wireless Service to a new underlying operating system and controller platform in a carefully phased roll-out over the next 4 weeks.

18 June–23 July: vulnerable periods during CUDN router software upgrade

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 09:03
UIS Networks will be carrying out an upgrade of the software on the University Data Network (UDN, previously the CUDN) backbone network routers this summer.

MCS Linux: Remote login & SFTP server emergency maintenance, 12:30 Thursday 6 June

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:47
Extent: MCS Linux remote-login services; DS-Filestore SFTP service. Impact: Each server will be rebooted. We will reboot each of these servers from 12:30 on Thursday 6 June for emergency works. This is to fix a recently announced Exim mail server vulnerability, given the formal designation CVE-2019-10149. Users connected to a rebooting machine will be given a few minutes notice to save their work, then disconnected while the server updates itself. We will stagger reboots so that at least one server will remain available for new connections during the emergency works.

MCS Linux: Remote login & SFTP server reboots, 17:30–19:00 Wednesday 29th May

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 13:39
Extent: MCS Linux remote-login services; DS-Filestore SFTP service. Impact: Each server will be rebooted. We will reboot each of these servers between 17:30 and 19:00 on Wednesday 29th May to apply routine software updates. Users connected to a rebooting machine will be given a few minutes notice to save their work, then disconnected while the server updates itself. We will stagger reboots so that at least one server will remain available for new connections throughout the maintenance period.

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

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:35
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

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:40
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.

Digital Presence Strategy (previously Web Strategy)

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:39
UIS and the Office of External Affairs and Communications are collaborating on a Digital Presence Strategy for the University. Hundreds of web editors across the University have started contributing towards a list of requirements.

New website accessibility regulations

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:22
New regulations came into force last year that aim to ensure public sector websites are accessible to all users. UIS has formed a working group to ensure the University's centrally managed digital services comply with these regulations and increase digital inclusivity.

Encouraging the future generation of women working in IT

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 14:20
To celebrate International Girls in ICT Day, staff from University Information Services (UIS) have visited a secondary school in Cambridgeshire to encourage girls with an interest and aptitude for IT to pursue careers in the sector.

Shaping the future of the University IT Service Catalogue

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:32
The equipment hosting the University IT Service Catalogue is approaching end of life. UIS will outline recommendations for the catalogue's future in a paper to the next ISC Ops committee.

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