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  • To update or not to update....your mac or mobile

    You're in the middle of writing a document, drafting an email or simply watching Netflix and up comes a message letting you know there's an update available for your device. Many of us will always click 'later' which can lead to security vulnerabilities...

  • Looking for Audio Visual updates?

    The Audio Visual team have their own blog which details all their projects and their latest news. Visit the AV team blog  

  • Aquila HPC service retirement - 30 September 2015

    The compute nodes on the Aquila HPC system will be powered down on 30th September 2015, the process starts at midday.  As well as powering down the compute nodes, we will also be disabling the scheduler system and turning off...

  • Email for students at the University

    The University is improving email for staff and students.  By spring 2016 everyone at the University will be able to access Email and Calendar via Outlook Web app (OWA) webmail.  In the meantime while there are two services, here is...

  • Staff and students can now get Office 365 Proplus for free

    We have some exciting news to share with staff and students this September.  All staff and students have the option to use the Office 365 ProPlus service to download the latest version of Office onto their home and personal devices...

  • The way to get IT help is changing....

    On Tuesday 15 September the Computing Services help form will be replaced with improved service for requesting help, TopDesk.  You can access it here: https://bath.topdesk.net TopDesk will not only let you log your requests for help,  you can re-visit to...

  • Aquila HPC service retirement - 30th September 2015

    We trust that everyone is making good use of the Balena HPC service, it certainly appears to be heavily used over the last few months. I would like to make you aware that on 30th September 2015, we will be...

  • Windows 10 privacy concerns

    Microsoft launched Windows 10 at the end of July. You might have downloaded it already, but since its release concerns have been raised in the media about the security of your data. So, is Microsoft spying on you? Well, as...

  • Current students and other staff can migrate themselves to Exchange

    Following on from the successful role out of Exchange for staff members, students can now follow suit. As a current student, you now have the option to migrate your email account to the Exchange server, giving you access to Outlook...

  • Balena service online after BeeGFS upgrade

    The Balena HPC service is now ready for use after the BeeGFS parallel file system upgrade - new features available after this upgrade include informational quota and quota enforcement. We have successfully completed cluster wide pre-production tests to ensure that...