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The Dice Project

Operational Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 10th June 2015 in IF-4.31

Lindsey Brown, Neil Brown, Roger Burroughes, Tim Colles, Chris Cooke, Carol Dow, Alison Downie, Ian Durkacz, Graham Dutton, Jennifer Oxley, Stephen Quinney, George Ross (convener and minutes), Alastair Scobie, Craig Strachan
  1. Minutes of the last meeting
  2. Actions and blog articles

    Actions discussed:

    Actions added or revived:

    Actions completed:

    Blog articles suggested:

    Blog articles discussed:

  3. Report from Computing Executive Group

    1. CCPAG

      Alastair gave a verbal report, including inter alia:

      • The Windows 8.1 managed laptop is going to be released shortly. It might be useful for some of our admin users.
      • The "disc security" issue has gone to CCITT. There's expected to be a letter from College to Heads of Schools setting out what's required. It's expected to require encryption for new devices. We will probably need to create a project to manage this. It's not obvious how to handle self-managed machines: do we need to open all boxes? What about self-installs from scratch?
      • IS are looking at setting up a blogging service.
      • The BYOD policy is on the security web site. It has still to go to ITC.
      • We should expect a new self-managed policy and a new cloud policy.
      • There's a new grouper version.
      • Colin Higgs has produced an "APIs" paper, covering central services. Tim should take a look at it.
      • Graeme's group have taken over the College server room. We can contact them on 506033 in an emergency.
      • VoIP: suppliers are being shortlisted!
      • There's a plan to expand the wireless service to some outdoor spaces: probably George Square and Bristo Square to start with.
      • The EDDIE upgrade for research services has been procured. There'll be an OpenStack service for development. Could we use this for projects?
      • An initial 2nd-challenge system for EASE will be rolled out for EUCLID and BI after the start of next session.
      • IS-APPS have an IDM upgrade. Apparently there's no grace period for functional accounts.
      • There are MyED and library management system improvements.
      • IS-APPS are migrating from cold fusion to python.
  4. Reports from units

  5. Topics for discussion

  6. Items for the Computing Systems blog

    Matlab upgrade - Graham

  7. AOCB


  8. Next meeting

    The next meeting will be on 24th June 2015, 10am in 4.31. George will convene.

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