The end of Windows XP and Office 2003 support from Microsoft is now only 6 months away. As in our previous news item, from April 2014, there will no longer be any operating system or security updates made available from Microsoft. Continue reading
Windows 8 RT
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 Continue reading
Microsoft Windows XP support
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. Continue reading
Microsoft Office 2013 & Office 365
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
Security Bulletin – March 2012
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. Continue reading
From 12 September 2011, IT Services will be trialling a new remote assistance service with directorates, schools and departments that are supported by our desktop IT support technicians. This will allow us to fix many problems more quickly and efficiently. Continue reading
Windows 7 Staff image now available
We are pleased to announce that IT Supporters can now access the Windows 7 staff image for deployment in their supported departments.
Software also included in this build consists of Office 2010, Adobe Acrobat X, Sophos Client and the UoR Fonts. Continue reading