To aid with the software budgets for the remainder of this year 2020 and for 2021 IT Services are asking for your assistance.
If you plan to use new software (both on UC computers or software as a service) or increase/decrease the usage of an existing product or no longer require software you need to tell us.
Given the current situation with Covid-19 we also need for you to tell us if you require software to be used by students and/or staff on personal computers, as this could change the licensing requirements for the software.
To assist with this process, a list of known existing software for your college / service area will be made available to your Finance Manager and they will co-ordinate the response back to ITS. They will be asking that you confirm the accuracy of the current software and that you identify any additional requirements, both for 2020 and for 2021.
We will be asking that your respective Finance Managers provide the completed template back to IT Services at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 31 May 2020. Failure to notify IT Services of your additional /changes in software requirements may result in ITS having difficulties in accommodating your request.
Please contact the Shona van Ee for further information or assistance.
If you want to be undisturbed or keep some free space in your day without calls, set your “Status” in Skype for Business to Busy or Away. If someone tries to call you or email you, the status you have selected will display to them.
1. Hold your mouse over the Skype for Business icon on your Taskbar. A mini-panel displays, showing the various Status options you can select.
2. Select the Status icon you wish to display.
Alternatively, there are more options available if you open Skype for Business, click the drop down at the top just under your name, and select a Status from there.
If you experience issues with remote access please Log an assyst request and ITS will be able to assist.
To use IT services or resources from off-campus – for example at home or a hotel – you need to use something called ‘Remote Access‘. The term ‘Remote Access’ in the UC context means you are authorised to access IT services or resources when away from the campus.
You will also encounter the term ‘Remote Desktop‘. In the UC context, this means connecting to a computer or server that is located on-campus.
It is recommended that all staff register for remote access, even if you do not expect or intend to use the service, as this will reduce effort needed to get set up should your circumstances change in the future.