IT Services

Using a Staff Managed Desktop

Most staff PCs are Staff Managed Desktops (it says Staff Managed Desktop when you login or press the CTRL + ALT + Delete keys together to lock the PC).

Get started using your staff PC

  • To access files and print, you may need to map a drive and install a printer.
  • To use Outlook for your staff email open Microsoft Outlook. The setup process should run: choose Microsoft Exchange if asked for the mail service/type.
  • Turn your PC off overnight and at weekends to save power and ensure that automatic Windows updates can be applied.

Security

Using campus PCs

Finding software on Windows 7 staff PCs

To add new software: click Start, then search for and select Update this list of software. Once it has run, click StartAll programs to see what has been installed.

More software is available over the network::

  • Click Start, then search for and select Install a Program from the Network.
  • Select software from the list and click Install - it looks like nothing is happening, but software is installed in the background; it can take a while and you won't be notified when it's finished; it will just appear in your Programs.
  • Other software: check software availability and contact us to request anything not listed. Some packages offer educational discounts on licenses for personal use.

Collaboration and communication software

Skype for Business

Audio and video conferencing

You can run audio or video conferences from your desk using Skype or Skype for Business. Canterbury and Medway have video conferencing suites you can book.
Video conferencing

 

SharePoint

SharePoint is collaborative web space for staff to share documents and tasks. You can access it from on and off campus with your Kent IT Account.
SharePoint

 

Mailing list software

You can create a mailing list that both University users and external users can subscribe to. A useful tool for sharing key academic messages to students or staff, your list can be created in a way that does not allow users to unsubscribe. University of Kent mailing lists


 

 

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Last Updated: 20/09/2018