IT Services have deployed the automatic update to allow computers in the University domain to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8. The reasons for this are primarily to do with resolving issues with accessing Blackboard v9.1
This will update all users up to IE8, including those currently on IE7.
This is not currently a forced update, but we will be making this mandatory from Thursday 22 September.
This will be distributed as a Windows Update in the standard fashion, but there is a small risk that you will be asked to restart your machine twice as part of the upgrade process.
IT Services would encourage you to install this update as soon as possible and if you have any issues arising from this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org