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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. 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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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 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

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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 »

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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.  Read the rest of this entry »

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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