AppGrad is not approved for use with University of Reading IT Systems and should not be used. It is not associated with the University of Reading. Read the rest of this entry »

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Version 10.3 of Sophos Endpoint Security client for Windows is coming early in October. This version adds support for the Sophos Client Firewall on Windows 8 workstations as well as an updated threat engine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Following Microsoft’s currently aggressive pricing on the Surface Tablet, particularly the Windows 8RT version, here are some pros and cons for this Operating system Read the rest of this entry »

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We have started to force the Office 2010 Service Pack 2 installation to all our managed PCs since 29 August.

Once the install has finished, the next time that Outlook is opened, you may experience sluggish opening of your InBox, if a re-index for Search occurs.

Also, PCs may run more slowly whilst the install is running.

Office 2010 SP2 has been available since end of July and contains significant bug and performance fixes.  We normally push current Office SP to desktops around this time every year.

The only known issues with SP2 are not relevant, as they apply only to Server 2003.

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In January 2012 the original request for a revamped Overseas Staff Travel form came from a working group formed by the Admin Information Systems Prioritisation Group and chaired by Alastair Culham.  Read the rest of this entry »

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A few days ago somebody “responsibly” published proof-of-concept code for vulnerabilities in Java and as a result there are now exploits starting to appear in drive-by-download exploit kits. Read the rest of this entry »

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We have had a recent upsurge in University of Reading specific phishing scams. This time, they are tailored particularly to mimic our mail systems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Just to give you all a quick update with regards to Clearing today. We are aware that there are reports of a number of internal telephone calls dropping out as well as issues with making external calls. Read the rest of this entry »

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It has been a while since my last post, so here are some updates on what IT Services have been doing so far this summer plus an important update on the wireless network expansion. Read the rest of this entry »

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We had two major pieces of work that took place yesterday to upgrade the services we supply to students at the University. Read the rest of this entry »

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