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    December 2023

    The last IT News of 2023 celebrates Robbie Greig’s First Class honours degree, includes a behind-the-scenes view of Winter Graduation, and provides an update on the migration to MS Teams phones with tips on how to use the tech. The newsletter also includes a revealing piece from Web Content Editor, Richard Rooney, on the environmental cost of the University website, while who’s who in IT featured Steve Macleod.

    November 2023

    November IT News highlights the achievement of Ross Garnier in winning Service Desk Team Leader of the Year, and includes Changes to Microsoft Authenticator App for students, and much more

    October 2023

    October IT News talks about macOS upgrades, staffing news, Microsoft authentication, and upcoming events we are running.

    September 2023

    September IT news talks about essential guides for teaching staff, and provides news about our new IT status page and upcoming events we are running.

    August 2023

    August IT news details some IT/AV refresher sessions for new or previous teaching staff, changes with how you save files on classroom PCs, and staffing news.

    July 2023

    July IT news celebrates Ross Garnier being shortlisted for the SDI Awards and Steve Watt making the top 100 most influential figures in UK IT. It also includes information about eduroam maintenance and an update from our Digital Media Developers.

    May 2023

    May IT news offers more information on current IT apprenticeship vacancies, an invite to our cuppa teams sessions, and training for Nitro Pro PDF editor.

    March 2023

    March IT news details some new features with reporting phishing emails in Outlook, new dates for engagement sessions, and an overview of the recent student information system upgrade.

    Cyber Scotland Week 2023

    This Cyber Scotland Week edition of the IT newsletter draws together events across Scotland designed to make businesses, organisations, and individuals more cyber-aware and resilient.

    2022 in review

    This special edition of the IT newsletter focuses on some of our figures and deliverables from 2022.

    November 2022

    November’s IT news celebrates Greg Jennings being voted best new cyber talent. Read some tips about staying safe while shopping online and find out what our cyber workshop looked like.

    October 2022

    Octobers IT News praises Sam Foster’s accomplishments throughout his time working in IT Services. Find out the best way to get help for teaching space technology and all about Cuppa Teams and our drop-in sessions.

    August 2022

    August’s IT News gives the spotlight to our new apprentices along with familiar faces swapping job roles. It also celebrates Dhani McDiarmid gaining a promotion through her hard work and dedication. This month’s news also covers events and what to do with your equipment after leaving.

    May 2022

    May’s IT News honours Sam Foster receiving this year’s BCS Tayside and Fife student prize. It also covers updates to IT help, free wifi all around, and what happens after you graduate.

    April 2022

    April’s IT News celebrates Dhani McDiarmid’s recent recognition as UCISA’s Rising Star. It also covers what staff should do with IT equipment when they leave, and upcoming Microsoft 365 and Nitro Pro sessions.

    Cyber Scotland Week 2022

    A special edition of IT News, Cyber Scotland Week includes features the best ways to get involved (like registering for our event), how to take part in our quiz, our event top picks, and some sources for further knowledge on cyber security.

    February 2022

    February’s IT News includes features on updated wifi slips for guests, a guide on teaching support in Semester 2, a feature on using webinar functionality in Teams, and a reminder on recent blog posts and upcoming sessions.

    December 2021

    December’s IT News includes features on opening hour changes and upcoming PDMS sessions, an update on print nightmares, the winner of the One Minute Survey, a short article on Presenter Coach, and a note on staying safe online over the festive period.

    November 2021

    November’s IT News includes features on upcoming sessions, updates on the MacOS Monterey rollout, IT vacancies, the One Minute Survey winner, and a summary of the latest blog posts.

    October 2021

    October’s IT News includes features on upcoming sessions, an update from the Business Intelligence team, news on the release of Windows 11, the One Minute Survey winner, information on using Walter Bower House meeting rooms, and some of the latest blog posts.

    August 2021

    August’s IT News includes features on upcoming sessions, a timetable of demos to familiarise yourself with Teams Panopto and room technology, new IT vacancies, information for start of term, and some of the latest cyber security updates.

    July 2021

    July’s IT News includes features on upcoming sessions, an information piece on the High Performance Computing Facilities, best PC practice, updates on the Skype for Business retirement, and links to some digital wellbeing blogs.

    February 2021

    February’s IT News includes features on the Data Centre and its latest award, the reopening of the PC Clinic, upcoming sessions, a new tool for digital wellbeing, extra settings for Eduroam on iPhones and iPads, and a guide on using University issued mobile devices.

    Cyber Scotland Week 2021

    This special edition of IT News features the Cyber Quiz, upcoming security sessions, a warning on scams, and some cyber security blogs.

    December 2020

    This edition of IT News includes a video on IT services’ experience with lockdown, changes to Christmas opening hours, highlights from Christmas jumper day, upcoming events, and a summary of recent blog posts.

    Start of term 2020

    This edition of IT News provides information on all things new: the new IT Help Point, the new Xerox printers, the new way to set up Eduroam, and the new IT apprentices, as well as details on some relevant upcoming sessions and events.

    June 2020

    This edition of IT News includes upcoming events, a list of sessions you may have missed, an update on Live Events, and details on free Windows apps.

    November 2019

    November’s IT News includes features on staffing updates, the Christmas party, the TOPdesk AI event, Movember, Campus card services and the website refresh, plus some advice on workstation set up.

    September 2019

    September’s IT News includes staffing updates, news for the start of term, IMEDA, updates on the apprentice scheme, upcoming events, the IT website refresh, and campus card services.

    July 2019

    July’s IT News includes features on staffing updates, the Christmas party, service delivery, a selection of IT conferences and workshops, health and safety, room booking procedures, and an update from the CIO.

    May 2019

    May’s IT News includes features on staffing updates, the SDI annual conference, campus card services, Business Intelligence, and a safety note on EpiPens.