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Application Delivery Service Current Activities

Release AMT across campus to allow improved management of Managed desktops

  • Description: Enable AMT on Managed Desktop computers. It is unclear at present how this will be implemented or if it can be implemented everywhere on Campus.
  • Justification: AMT will improve our ability to patch Managed Desktop computers across campus
  • Current status: In Progress
  • Estimated timescale: Aug 2018 - Feb 2020
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE
  • Priority: Med

Upgrade Managed Windows 7 desktop computers to Managed Windows 10

  • Description: Move the Managed estate to Microsoft Windows 10
  • Justification: Microsoft support for Manged Windows 7 ends in January 2020. All staff need to have been migrated to Managed Windows 10 before then and those computers not capable of being upgraded need to be replaced.
  • Current status: In Progress
  • Estimated timescale: May 2019 - Jan 2020
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.3FTE
  • Priority: Med

Update Centos to version 7.6

  • Description: Update or Linux Desktop to Centos version 7.6
  • Justification: Centos 7.5 is EOL.
  • Current status: In Progress
  • Estimated timescale: Unknown
  • Estimated staff allocation: 1 FTE
  • Priority: Med

Investigate Office 365 as a replacement for Office 2016

  • Description: Look at how we might deploy Office 365
  • Justification: Office 2016 features are falling behind. The Office 365 offering has updates applied frequently including feature updates. This is the direction Microsoft are heading in, so it seems logical to look at this as our next version of Office
  • Current status: In Progress
  • Estimated timescale: Unknown
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.5 FTE
  • Priority: Med

Propose a solution for Psychology lab use

  • Description: Psychology provide a workarea type room for tests/surveys to be carried out. they would a Managed solution for this area since their current solution is unlikely to meet compliance requirements.
  • Justification: a Manged solution will offer increased security and compliance.
  • Current status: In Progress
  • Estimated timescale: Unknown
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.2 FTE
  • Priority: Med

Implement Kaspersky version 11

  • Description: Update Kaspersky to version 11
  • Justification: Version 11 has several enhancements over version 10 including support for the latest 1903 feature update from Microsoft
  • Current status: in Progress
  • Estimated timescale: Unknown
  • Estimated staff allocation: 0.7 FTE
  • Priority: Med