Yearly Archives: 2015

Hey, do you know what DreamSpark is?

No? Well, I’ll tell you … It’s software and it’s free and it’s for students… mainly for students who like programming and stuff… Back in 2008, presumably when Microsoft were beginning to feel the heat of the force of Linux

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Thanks for your patience …

As the weekend rolls in, we’re reflecting on the week here at IT Services. Remarkably, it’s been pretty unremarkable. It’s been a huge relief to see that the systems are getting back to normal after the problems we’ve been experiencing,

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IT at Sussex; going back a bit…

Can you imagine a campus with no WiFi? A library with no internet, no electronic catalogue, the whereabouts of books signalled only by scribblings on cards and absolutely zero online journals. Not even a photocopier. Imagine no phone app (it’s

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Left to Your Own Devices

Over the first two weeks of term, 5,355 new users registered over 13,000 devices on our IT networks. That is, on average, about 2.5 devices each or 15 in every 6-person flat on campus. That made me wonder about the

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Software spotlight: Office 365

Sharp eyes and smart minds will remember that fairly recently we posted a blog article about Office 365, and here comes another one already. Why? Firstly, because we have a whole new lot of Freshers to talk to and secondly,

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Ten Top Apps for Students … part 2

Did you miss part 1 of this article? Pomodoro Don’t underestimate the power of this tiny little app. Such is its influence on me, this is the second time I’ve written about it. For those of us whose willpower needs

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Ten Top Apps for Students … part 1

Adjusting to life at uni can be difficult, and even if you’ve been here for a while now you might find your organisational skills still need some tweaking. Thankfully, as with most other problems these days, there’s an app to

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Time warp…

Just as a teaser for a blog post of the future, I’ve just been given some photos of IT equipment at Sussex in years gone by and couldn’t resist sharing this one.  I’ve been sent these by our email expert Andy

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Lecture Theatres

Microphones in lecture rooms Lapel and handheld microphones are being returned to the combination boxes in lecture theatres. If you’re teaching in a lecture room and want to open the box to retrieve a mic, please call 8022 for the

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