IT maintenance calendar

On 15th September 2016, IT Services introduced a new IT service status tool - itstatus.bristol.ac.uk.  The status page publishes a public calendar showing key IT maintenance activity. Planning IT maintenance is informed by the Critical Dates Calendar (UoB only).

The status page is updated by the IT Service Desk who record in the calendar planned work by IT Services that could interrupt a service, or put a service at risk of interruption.

You can add planned maintenance information from this service to your Google calendar using the following webcal feed:

webcal://itstatus.bristol.ac.uk/pages/5798d20cc211074a0e000edf/calendar/all.ics

To add the new IT calendar to your Google calendar:

  1. Find "Other Calendars" located on the left of the screen, about half way down.
  2. Press on the little down arrow just beside it on the right.
  3. Choose "Add by URL"
  4. In the popup window, enter the webcal URL as shown above.

To add the IT maintenance calendar to your Outlook calendar:

  1. Go to Outlook online and view calendar
  2. Select 'Add calendar' at the top, to the left.
  3. Select the drop down menu and choose 'From Internet'
  4. Add the following address in the 'Link to the calendar' box:  webcal://itstatus.bristol.ac.uk/pages/5798d20cc211074a0e000edf/calendar/all.ics
  5. Add in the 'Calendar name' box: IT status calendar
  6. Click save