Students Staff

May 21, 2018

[Resolved] Essential M drive server maintenance

Filed under: File storage, PC Labs, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Trevor Smith @ 3:34 pm

Two of our M drive servers (isslx109 and isslx110) will be undergoing essential maintenance work on Tuesday 22nd May between the hours of 6am and 7am. This will mean that the M drives of staff and students stored on these servers will be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will endeavour to keep downtime to a minimum whilst this essential work is carried out.


The scheduled work was completed by 0645 and all services are now available again.

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May 17, 2018

Staff – you’re invited to the IT Listening Post

Filed under: News — Dan Jolly @ 2:36 pm

To all staff,

IT Services would like to invite you to the IT Listening Post, our first community event for IT feedback.

Our aim is to get to know our community and to enable you to have your say on all things IT.

This event will give you a chance to:

  • give feedback about the services and support we provide
  • tell us what isn’t working for you and if anything is missing
  • talk directly to our staff, ask questions and find out more about what we do

There will be interactive activities, stalls and demos on topics including digital skills, information security and collaborative tools.

Come along for some or all of the session on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 3pm – 5pm in room 2N2.4.16 (in the UKDA building) and grab yourself some free tea and cake at the same time!

We hope you can join us.

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May 14, 2018

[Resolved] Essential M drive server maintenance

Filed under: File storage, PC Labs, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Trevor Smith @ 3:18 pm

One of our M drive servers (isslx108) will be undergoing essential maintenance work on Tuesday 15th May between the hours of 6am and 7am. This will mean that the M drives of staff and students stored on the server will be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will endeavour to keep downtime to a minimum whilst this essential work is carried out.


The scheduled work was completed by 0640 and all services are now available again.

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May 11, 2018

Changes to ZendTo service – new features and improvements

Filed under: News — Dan Jolly @ 3:39 pm

On Monday 14 May between 9am and 10am, we will be updating our large file sharing service, ZendTo,

The update includes a number of improvements:

  • Increased size of files handled from 2G to 5G
  • Cleaner user interface
  • Supports drag and drop for dropping off files
  • Can more easily see what you have dropped off or awaiting pickup
  • You can now send an external user a drop-off files request email rather than tell them to go to zendto.essex.ac.uk
  • Now checks dropped off files for viruses

The service will be unavailable for a short period of time while the update takes place. Any old data will be automatically migrated to thew version.

A preview of the new-look ZendTo

A preview of the new-look ZendTo

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