October 2011

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At 18.00 on 1 November, IT Services will be performing a hardware upgrade to the Blackboard system.

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IT Services take this opportunity to apologise for loss of network service on the evening of 20 and morning of 21 October both for internal and external customers. Initially this incident appeared to be only affecting offsite access to resources, but the true extent became clear on the Friday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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A recent JISC report into email and collaboration services* in Higher Education found that 35% of UK universities are now using externally hosted services and of those, 88% are using the Microsoft Live@EDU offering.  Just over a year ago, the University of Reading went into partnership with Microsoft to supply a student email system to replace the previous in-house system.

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