IT Services will not support Windows XP beyond Microsoft’s withdrawal of security update support after 8 April 2014. This also applies to Office 2003. Read the rest of this entry »
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ITS have received a number of queries regarding Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365.
Neither of these versions of Office are compatible with operating systems as old as Windows XP or Windows Vista.
As a staff member or student, you can obtain a Windows 8 upgrade via www.theultimatesteal.co.uk but we recommend that you check the system requirements and specifications carefully.
IT Services do not recommend installing either of these versions of Office software on University owned devices at this time as we are still investigating core systems compatibility.
As soon as we have more information regarding this, we will update this article
As most of you probably know, the Office 2013 Preview has been out for over a week now for testing by the general public. However, we do not recommend that you run Outlook 2013 Preview. Read the rest of this entry »
Microsoft have announced that they are making changes to the way that SkyDrive is providing personal cloud storage for students who are using readingLive. Read the rest of this entry »
As part of our response to recent email problems, IT Services will be moving staff mailboxes to new storage hardware. Due to the number of mailboxes this process will take several months to complete. Read the rest of this entry »
Microsoft is ending support for IIS6 functionality and this means that IT Services will be shutting down servers running IIS6 in July. IT Services has scheduled the transfer of current IIS6 web sites to a new server during May and June. Read the rest of this entry »
Following the monthly announcement of the Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates, our Security team have the following bulletin covering vulnerable versions of Java, the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) issue and a reminder about Adobe product updates. Read the rest of this entry »
IT Services have recently been reviewing campus licences for all our software and specifically where “home use” rights are available. As such we have had to review and update our advice to staff and students. Read the rest of this entry »
For followers of the IT Services Twitter feed, you will have seen regular announcements for Training sessions on the Microsoft Office suite of applications and other such wonders. Read the rest of this entry »
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.