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Read more at: Release of new functionality and new content to the University IT Service Catalogue: Tuesday 20 December 2016

Release of new functionality and new content to the University IT Service Catalogue: Tuesday 20 December 2016

Raven protected The first major functionality enhancement is that the catalogue has been 'Ravenised' – in other words, a number of the entries for non-UIS Institutions are now Raven protected and can only be seen when someone logs in with their Raven credentials. If a user does not log in they will...


Read more at: University training: the next generation

University training: the next generation

The University Training Booking System (UTBS) received a major upgrade in September, including a facelift, mobile responsiveness and efficiency improvements requested by end users.


Read more at: A new round of Bright Ideas celebrated at UIS
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A new round of Bright Ideas celebrated at UIS

The second set of Bright Ideas campaign winners received their prizes at a low-key presentation event at the RNB on Friday 12 August.


Read more at: The University's IT services – in one easy-to-find location

The University's IT services – in one easy-to-find location

Have you accessed the University IT Service Catalogue yet? With a new design and URL, the Service Catalogue will be coming to you soon.


Read more at: 300 live Falcon sites, and counting

300 live Falcon sites, and counting

At the end of June we made our 300th Falcon site live, with a further 70 sites in development.


Read more at: Bright Ideas campaigns close on Friday 3 June

Bright Ideas campaigns close on Friday 3 June

The Bright Ideas pilot is drawing to a close, with only this week left to have your say.


Read more at: Techlink CUDN update: it's time to plan your PoPs

Techlink CUDN update: it's time to plan your PoPs

UIS's Bob Franklin provided a round-up of developments in the Cambridge University Data Network (CUDN) for the April Techlink seminar, including an outlook for PoP upgrades during 2016–2017.


Read more at: Further enhancements released for the IT Services Catalogue

Further enhancements released for the IT Services Catalogue

The IT Service Catalogue project team has made further releases to the catalogue to improve and develop the way in which it presents information.


Read more at: Upgraded DS-Exams service for Examinations with Adjustments
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Upgraded DS-Exams service for Examinations with Adjustments

UIS provides the University’s Board of Examinations with a bespoke desktop solution for enabling students with additional needs to sit their exams using a computer instead of handwriting their answers. The system has just been upgraded for the forthcoming 2016 examinations period.


Read more at: First of the University’s 'Bright Ideas' set to become reality
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First of the University’s 'Bright Ideas' set to become reality

Towards the end of last year, UIS launched its pilot ‘Bright Ideas’ project, through which it aims to explore how technology can be used to encourage collaboration. A campaign aimed at the university's 900-strong IT community appealed for IT-related ideas that could improve the learning and working environment for everyone at the university.


Read more at: New Managed Web Service (MWS) launches for University webmasters
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New Managed Web Service (MWS) launches for University webmasters

Information Services’ Managed Web Service (MWS) has long provided a convenient way for the university’s webmasters to host their own websites. The service has just undergone a year-long redevelopment project, and now provides a more modern, delegated, self-service control panel that can be used without having to interact directly with UIS, as well as faster highly-available servers.


Read more at: The IT Service Catalogue enters phase 2

The IT Service Catalogue enters phase 2

UIS and the Unified Administrative Service (UAS) are working in collaboration to further develop and deploy the IT Service Catalogue, which provides a directory of information services available throughout the University.


Read more at: Upgraded University Wireless Service improves coverage around Market Hill and Petty Cury
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Upgraded University Wireless Service improves coverage around Market Hill and Petty Cury

The latest upgrade to the University's WiFi service in the city has improved the robustness of the service in the Market Place, and increased coverage to include Petty Cury.


Read more at: eduroam certificate renewal
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eduroam certificate renewal

Every three years, the University's eduroam certificate requires renewal. The certificate was renewed on Monday 18 January 2016. Some devices may need reconfiguring to use the new certificate.