News archive - 2015


December 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Electrical testing, 4+6 January 16 December
news thumbnail image New spam security checking on bristol.ac.uk and my.bristol.ac.uk emails 15 December
news thumbnail image 24hr IT helpline available over Christmas and Computer Centre closure dates 10 December
news thumbnail image Departmental filestore H drive / mis-app1 will be unavailable overnight on 4th January 2016 10 December
news thumbnail image The next step in High Performance Computing - BlueCrystal 4 09 December
news thumbnail image Staff MyFiles maintenance, 7.30-7.45am 23 December 09 December
news thumbnail image Departmental and legacy filestore work, 6 January 09 December
news thumbnail image 12M investment in new offsite data centre 08 December
news thumbnail image Network problems 8th December 08 December
news thumbnail image IT Research team joins Advanced Computing Research Centre 07 December
news thumbnail image Fixed - Problems with login to http://portal.office.com, 3 Dec 03 December
news thumbnail image Service Desk counter to close at 4pm today, 2 December 02 December
news thumbnail image Service Desk counter to close at 4pm today, 1 December 01 December

November 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image SITS upgrade on 15 December, 4am-5pm 27 November
news thumbnail image Loss of network link between MVB and Queens - resolved 24 November
news thumbnail image Update to VoIP phone system, 1st December 20 November
news thumbnail image Interruption to printing on 30th November between 7am-8am 18 November
news thumbnail image Service Desk counter to close at 4pm today, 17th November 17 November
news thumbnail image Data Centre Developments in November and December- At risk notification 13 November
news thumbnail image Blackboard Database Maintenance, 30 Nov 8-8.30am 11 November
news thumbnail image Mediasite recordings unavailable 06 November

October 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Resolved - Slow logon and logoff on lecture theatre and open access computers 30 October
news thumbnail image IT Service Desk available 24/7 from 11 November 29 October
news thumbnail image Research IT costs - changes to the FEC tool 27 October
news thumbnail image On 1st November 24hr computer access transfers to Senate House Study Centre 23 October
news thumbnail image Issues with UoB Google calendar sync with iPhone & iPad 07 October
news thumbnail image Reports of staff and students receiving phishing emails regarding student grants, Blackboard or MyBristol 03 October
news thumbnail image Data Centre developments and upcoming work on 6th & 7th October 01 October
news thumbnail image Google calendar - name fix 01 October
news thumbnail image Data Centre developments 01 October
news thumbnail image Making the most of wireless 01 October
news thumbnail image Network upgrades in September and October 01 October

September 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Intranet sites will be unavailable 7-9am, 14 October 30 September
news thumbnail image Computer Centre Room closed 18th, 19th & 20th September 18 September
news thumbnail image Extended opening hours for student laptop clinic during Welcome Week 18 September
news thumbnail image Update on MyFiles access and data centre issues 18 September
news thumbnail image Change to the University Yammer 'Network Usage Policy' 17 September
news thumbnail image VoIP phone problems, 15 September 15 September
news thumbnail image At risk notification 10th-16th September between 8-9am 14 September
news thumbnail image Brief interruption to Central Departmental Filestore on 9th & 15th September 02 September
Panopto pilot project closure 02 September

August 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Telephone and Network Services to Langford site 24 August
news thumbnail image Skype for Business (formerly Lync) 19 August
news thumbnail image SITS, PIMS, Portal, Contact Directory now available, 14 August 14 August
news thumbnail image Advice for staff prior to teaching and a reminder of student IT facilities 10 August

July 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Business Objects unavailable, 8-9am 11 August 29 July
news thumbnail image Computer Center computer room closed from early on 7th August until midday on 8th August 22 July
news thumbnail image Break in telephone services on 30 July, 5pm affecting Priory Road area 22 July
news thumbnail image The VPN service will be unavailable 8-9am on 4th August 22 July
news thumbnail image Blackboard upgrade completed ahead of schedule 16 July
news thumbnail image Upcoming IT maintenance over the summer - an overview 16 July
news thumbnail image Personalised timetables, SAFE, Pure, Business Objects, DataHub access will be unavailable between 8am - midday on 14th July 13 July
news thumbnail image SITS and other services unavailable between 8am and midday on 14th July 13 July
news thumbnail image HR, Finance, Research (eg. PIMS, FEC, Pure) and other services unavailable 14th July, 8.00am - 10.00am 12 July
news thumbnail image Intranets, wiki and people profiler unavailable 7-8am, 22 July 08 July
news thumbnail image Interruption to wireless service, 7.30am-8.30am, 28 July 08 July
news thumbnail image MyBristol unavailable 8.30-10.30am, 15 July 06 July
news thumbnail image Blackboard unavailable 8th July, 8am to midday 02 July
news thumbnail image SITS, Proactis, Pure, Contact Directory and other services will be unavailable on 7 July between 8am and midday 02 July
news thumbnail image Business Objects and Data Warehouse unavailable 9am and midday, 6th July 02 July

June 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Student survey feedback - top rating for IT Services 30 June
New Mac Managed Software Center 26 June
news thumbnail image At risk notification for 24th June - Data Centre move 24 June
news thumbnail image Issues accessing web content from University network on 23 June and at risk notification for 24 June 23 June
IT Services supports new multi-national Ebola study published in Nature 19 June
news thumbnail image eReserves and SAFS unavailable between 8am-10.30am on 23 June 18 June
news thumbnail image Editing of Zope websites between 5pm on 22 June and 11am on 23 June 18 June
news thumbnail image T4 Site Manager and Prospectus Editing Tool unavailable on 26 June between 8am-11am 18 June
news thumbnail image Prospectus Editing Tool unavailable 10.00-11.00am, 29th June 18 June
news thumbnail image Questionmark Perception upgrade, 3 -7 August 18 June
news thumbnail image Essential maintenance to VoIP phone service on 27th June 12 June
news thumbnail image Blackboard, Sympa, Timetables, DIVERSP and other services unavailable between 8am and midday on 17th June 12 June
news thumbnail image QMP at risk period - Monday 8th June 8.00am - 10.00 am 02 June

May 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Plone CMS (intranet web editing) and People Profiler unavailable on 9th June 8am-10am 31 May
news thumbnail image Finance systems unavailable (Proactis, CODA, Finance Reporting etc) between 8am-10am on 16th June 26 May
news thumbnail image Library services unavailable between 8am-11am on 2 July 22 May
news thumbnail image Network maintenance affecting Senate House, Friday 5th June to Sunday 7th June 22 May
news thumbnail image VoIP phone system - stable and additional work planned 22 May
news thumbnail image Confluence Wiki upgrade, 28 May 22 May
news thumbnail image Visitor wireless is changing 19 May
news thumbnail image MyBristol, Library catalogue unavailable between 8am and midday on 9 June 15 May
news thumbnail image Timetables, People Profiler, SAFE and other services will be unavailable 8.00am-10.30am on 21 July 15 May
news thumbnail image Issues with access to some US websites (now resolved) 06 May
news thumbnail image Phishing emails claiming to be from the Student Loans Company and HM Revenue and Customs 05 May

April 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Questionmark Perception is now working correctly, 30 April 30 April
news thumbnail image Issue affecting some services, including MyBristol, Pure, Wiki service - 20 April 2015 20 April
news thumbnail image Additional work needed to stabilise wireless service, 9.45am, 17 April 16 April
news thumbnail image University website, SSO and Eduroam now restored 14 April
news thumbnail image Eduroam service now restored 14 April
news thumbnail image Zope maintenance work complete 13 April
news thumbnail image Data Centre network upgrade - short break in UoB services and network access between 8am-9am, Tuesday 14 April 12 April
news thumbnail image Zope issues - Wednesday 8th April 08 April
news thumbnail image MyFiles maintenance over the Easter vacation 02 April
news thumbnail image Resolved - Intranet sites and some webpages unavailable 01 April
news thumbnail image Essential maintenance to a small number of legacy Departmental filestores, 15 April, 6-7pm 01 April

March 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Essential maintenance to VoIP phone service, 14 April, 5-7pm 31 March
news thumbnail image Issues affecting printing from Mac computers via Print Release 19 March
news thumbnail image Google removing NPAPI support from Chrome in April 2015 - affects Java based web applets / plugins 13 March
news thumbnail image Brief interruption to Shibboleth / UK Federation login service, 18 March 12 March
news thumbnail image SITS upgrade on 31 March, 4am-5pm 10 March

February 2015

TitleDate modified
news thumbnail image Restricted access to authenticated email submission from 31 March 23 February
news thumbnail image Issues with MyBristol 20 February
news thumbnail image Brief interruption to departmental filestores, 8.00pm on Thursday 19th February 17 February
news thumbnail image Brief interruption to staff MyFiles service between 1pm-2pm on 18 February 16 February
news thumbnail image Loss of service on University mobile phones with EE contracts 13 February
news thumbnail image Tip - new staff username and password desktop process 10 February
news thumbnail image Tip - using short urls 10 February
news thumbnail image Essential network maintenance between 8-9am on 17th, 18th and 19th February 06 February
news thumbnail image Intranet sites and People Profiler unavailable 7-8am on 19th February 06 February
news thumbnail image Essential wireless maintenance 3 & 4th Feb 02 February
news thumbnail image Computer Centre closed overnight on Thursday 5th February 02 February

January 2015

TitleDate modified
T4 Site Manager publishing update 30 January
news thumbnail image Bristol champions the student IT experience 27 January
news thumbnail image Dell products now available to order and Personal Purchase scheme 27 January
news thumbnail image Intranet sites now available 26 January
news thumbnail image Syllabus+ and staff Google calendar sync now back 20 January
news thumbnail image Resolved - Problems authenticating to the Bristol-ManagedPCs wireless network 14 January
news thumbnail image Free Microsoft Office for home and mobile use for all staff 12 January

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