We’re moving The Clinical School building will be closed from the 18 July 2016 until April 2017, this will include all offices (including CSCS), teaching rooms, student facilities and the library. The Clinical School will be temporarily rehomed in Bay 13 (the part of the old LMB closest to the entrance roundabout) with the exception […]
Dell is replacing the OptiPlex 9020 line with the OptiPlex 7040. The numbering series change puts it in line with their other product lines like the Latitudes with the 3000 being base systems, 5000 mid range and 7000 high specification with better resilience and manageability. The 7040s have Intel’s new Skylake processor which is faster […]
We are pleased to announce that Office 365 is now available to Clinical School Staff. Office 365 has several benefits – one of which is 5 copies of Office for installation on your personal or home Windows PCs or Macs, and Office Mobile for phones and tablets. To log onto the service visit https://portal.office.com and […]
In order to improve resiliency and minimise future service disruptions due to building works, we are relocating the NFS Home folder storage to alternate physical hardware on the 27th January between 10:00 – 12:00. Users on CSCS-supported systems will have their setting automatically updated – simply log out prior to this time and reboot once […]
We have created a new website form that you can use to add or remove a computer from support. The form is detailed but it will streamline the process by quickly allowing us to assess whether the computer meets our minimum requirements or not. Please let us know what you think!
The Clinical School Computing Service has recently done a laptop tender which was won by Dell and we have some great new laptop pricing! Buying in bulk reduces our laptop prices from between £70-120 each. We have also changed the model for the “Minimum Laptop” to a Latitude e5450 which is lighter and has a […]
There have been several incidences lately of University and Medschl email accounts being targeted with spam that has made it through our spam filters. Please be suspicious and vigilant about all messages and follow our guidelines on our User FAQ and our Tips for keeping yourself safe on the Internet.
Apple released a new version of OS X yesterday called El Capitan. CSCS will test the new operating system and advise on when we will be able to support it. In the meanwhile if you have a Mac, please do not upgrade it! With past versions we have seen problems with accessing data, application incompatibilities […]
After a brief closure to refurbish our office, as of 14 September the Service Desk hatch is again open for business.
Microsoft has released Windows 10 and updates will be available free to some operating systems and downloadable via Windows Update. As with any new operating system, many issues are typically identified shortly after release prompting patches and updates. As of 17 August, three updates for Windows 10 have been issued and there may be more. If […]