Changes to Microsoft's licence model, from 1st October 2020, mean that we will no longer be able to provide unlimited site-wide licenses for Microsoft Project or Visio. Instead, we will move to single-user licences for staff. IT Services will continue to fund these licences, as long as the cost does not exceed our current budget.
To find out the number of licences we need, please complete our brief survey as soon as possible, if you require access to Project or Visio from 1st October 2020. Please do so, only if you really need Project or Visio. Consider whether other free options like Excel might work for your requirements instead.
For advice or support, please contact us: https://warwick.ac.uk/helpdesk.
Starting on Thursday, the 13th of August the timing of updates to the IT Services Managed Desktop will change. Desktops will move to the same update mechanism as ITS Laptops which have already migrated.
Office for Mac 2016
Staff currently using Office for Mac 2016 on University Macs may have received notices from Microsoft asking you to upgrade to a later version, as Microsoft is withdrawing support for version 2016 in October 2020. All staff currently using Office for Mac 2016 are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of Office for Mac, which you can do via your Office 365 account, following these instructions.
Although this is called 'Office 365', a full desktop version will be installed on your Mac. You do not need to be connected to the internet 100% of the time to use it - just once every 30 days so that the software can validate your licence. By installing Office for Mac (Office 365), you will get the latest version of all Office apps, ensuring access to the latest available functionality, as well as continued access to important security updates.
For advice or support, please contact us: https://warwick.ac.uk/helpdesk
The Student Records System (SITS) will be unavailable while we perform essential maintenance. This change will take place over the weekend starting Friday 31st July from 16:00 to 01:30 on Monday 3rd August 2020.
Tabula will be briefly unavailable to ALL users while we carry out essential maintenance. The Tabula API will also be unavailable. No information held within Tabula is at risk.
Microsoft Office Excel Champion 2020
Warwick Undergraduate Hira Ramful has been named Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) the UK and Ireland Champion 2020 in Microsoft Office Excel. The ITS Training team are thrilled with Hira’s success.
Hira, studying in the department of Statistics completed a MOS certification exam in Microsoft Office Excel. Hira achieved one of the highest scores out of over 30,000 student entrants in the UK and Ireland this year.
As one of the top 30 finalists, Hira was invited to take part in a virtual championship on the 25th of June. The finalists undertook a MOS certification exam from the comfort of their own home to demonstrate their excellent Microsoft Office skills. Hira was one of only three finalists to be crowned the MOS UK and Ireland Champion 2020, winning in the Microsoft Office Excel exam category. Hira has won a trip to Disneyland, Florida to compete in the MOS World Championships in 2021. Over 2.3 million MOS certificate exams take place annually around the World, the largest IT certification program.
MOS exams are available free to staff and students who are current members of the University, in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint from IT Training.
For advice or support, please contact us: https://warwick.ac.uk/itstraining