Category Archive: Upgrades

Dec 15

More Blackboard Improvement!

As you’re probably aware, Blackboard was scheduled to be unavailable for four days recently for us to do some maintenance. There’s never a good time to take down Blackboard, but this date was chosen to minimise the impact to our users – most students will be off home over this weekend and looking forward to …

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May 23

Improving Blackboard

A few people may have noticed a short period last week when Blackboard was unavailable / unstable. We noticed a problem with the database server and have been working over the past week to work out what the problem is and how to fix it! We’ll start with the structure of Blackboard – there are …

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Mar 09

E-Mail Service Upgrades

The University revolves around e-mail. It’s one of our most important and largest services, both in terms of number of users, and amount of hardware required to run it. It ties in to many systems, both within the University and externally, so it also one of our more complex systems. As mentioned in a previous …

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