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News

Periodic update (2024 June) §

News and other updates for mid 2024. The note here has a significant overlap with the early 2024 summary.

Periodic update (2024 March) §

News and other updates for early 2024. This is an update on the 2023 December summary, Q very much V.

Periodic update (2023 December) §

News and other updates for late 2023. This is an update on the 2023 June summary.

Periodic update (2023 June) §

News and other updates for Spring/Summer 2023. This is an update on the 2023 March summary.

Periodic update (2023 March) §

News and other updates for Winter/Spring 2023. This is an update on the 2022 December notes.

MFA changes (2023 February 16) §

Later this month, Central IT will be adding to the oneline services that require MFA. So (a), don't be surprised when that happens, but (b) this makes it very important to observe good practice when using ‘generic login’ computers.

Periodic update (2022 December) §

News and other updates for Winter 2022.

A few new Eduroam access points (2022 July 28) §

We now have a few new Eduroam Access Points (APs) in P&A.

Periodic update (2022 June) §

News and other updates for Summer 2022.

Migrating ‘school unix’ accounts (2019 July 31) §

We plan to transfer ‘school unix’ accounts from our current ‘legacy’ system to a new more supportable system. In the process, we want to filter out a number of now-derelict accounts, some of which are using non-trivial amounts of disk space.

Email migration (2019 March 20) §

Mail accounts in various domains, including @glasgow.ac.uk and @research.gla.ac.uk are being migrated to Office365 at the beginning of next week: Tuesday 26 March. This should be straightforward, but people using IMAP servers (ie, everyone who isn't using Exchange) may have to do some manual reconfiguration.

Eduroam update (2018 April 24) §

More Eduroam access points were installed today.

Meltdown and Spectre (2018 January 4) §

You may have seen news reports of computer processor vulnerabilities Meltdown and Sceptre.

IT arrangements over New Year (2017 December 22) §

Support over the Christmas and New Year break is ‘best efforts only’.

KELVIN Wireless codes for 2018 §

New wireless codes for 2018.

Rain indoors (2017 May 23; updated 24th) §

Water and computers don't mix: some disruption.

Eduroam update (2017 April 25) §

You may be aware that we are rolling out Eduroam coverage in the School; this is an update.

Twitter (2017 March 10) §

There is now a ‘departmental IT’ Twitter account, phas_it, to which I/we will post IT-related news.

Rationalising email aliases (2016 December 2) §

Thank you, everyone, for your forbearance during the recent reorganisation of the email aliases on the school mail system – that is, the @physics.gla.ac.uk addresses (the @astro.gla.ac.uk system and addresses have not so far been touched).