Thursday, 27 June 2013

Coming Soon: Timeline of CiCS Changes and Service Launches

Date Service Work
Now University Desktop Students have been using a faster, easier, smarter, safer and more flexible computing service with latest versions of software for the current academic year. An equally excellent service for staff is now available and continues to be developed via the Replacement Desktop project.
Replacement Desktop Project
Now MOLE 2 The annual MOLE 2 course rollover exercise started on Monday 24th June and will last for two weeks. Each course will be unavailable for a brief period whilst it is rolled over to the coming academic year. Departments have been contacted with more specific timings for their courses.
28 June Telephone Network The telephone system will be upgraded on Friday 28th June 19:30 - 21:00. All telephone lines throughout the University will be out of service, including within lifts, although assistance will be available via the alarm buttons.
5 July Sheffield HEAR Preparations are being completed to release the internal view of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) to new Level 1 UG students to coincide with the online release of results to students on 5th July.
Sheffield HEAR Implementation Project
10 July uSpace On Wednesday July 10th, you will no longer be able to create new Groups, Spaces, Sub-spaces or Projects in uSpace. Anything which is already up and running will be unaffected, so you can continue using it as normal.
uSpace Closure Project
16 July MUSE A replacement for MUSE is planned to be launched Tuesday 16th July. This is phase 1 of the Replacement MUSE project providing easier access to online IT services. Phases 2 and 3 of the project will follow.For full details see the projects web page:
Replacement MUSE
19-26 July MOLE 2 MOLE 2 will be upgraded to a new version with extra functionality. It’s a complex upgrade so MOLE 2 must be shut down at 5pm Friday July 19 and will be unavailable until 5pm on Friday, July 26.