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Erdas Imagine/Hexagon Geospatial event: HxGN Live Local UK, 20-21 October 2015

On behalf of our suppliers, Sterling Geo, please see details below of a major event taking place in the UK on 20th-21st October:

The first HxGN LIVE LOCAL UK is brought to you by Sterling Geo, Leica Geosystems and Hexagon Geospatial.

Date: 19-21 October 2015

Location: Stoke Rochford Hall, Near Grantham, NG33 5EJ

Full details are available at


Research IT walk-in workshop – Friday 4th September 11.00am-12.00pm

The IT Services Research IT group will hold an open drop-in session from 11am to 12pm in Room 2.12 Lloyd Building on Friday, 4th September.

Research IT provides Trinity researchers from all disciplines with the following services:

  • Advanced Computing
  • Data Management
  • Visualisation
  • Training
  • Software Development Facilities and Expertise

This workshop may be useful to staff and postgrads from all Faculties.

See here for more details on the workshop

MATLAB news digest & upcoming webinars

For those of you that use MATLAB, you may be interested in the August MATLAB news digest which contains news and developments for the MATLAB and Simulink community.

You may also be interested in some upcoming MATLAB Webinars taking place throughout the next month.

Windows 10 now supported on the student TCDconnect service

We have completed testing Windows 10 on the student TCDconnect service and it is now possible to register devices running Windows 10, meaning students can connect such devices to the student Wi-Fi or wired networks.

To connect your Windows 10 device to TCDconnect you will need to have the latest security updates and a supported antivirus application, such as Windows Defender which comes already installed on Windows 10. When you are registering your device you will be provided with steps to update Windows if necessary. If you need any assistance with the process you can book into a Network Clinic. Please see our TCDconnect web pages for more information.

Devices running Windows 10 cannot yet be connected to the staff Wi-Fi network or the wired data network in Trinity offices and labs.  We are currently testing this new operating system for compatibility with our business applications, systems and networks and to ensure it will meet our IT security standards.

Invite to NIDays Graphical System Design Conference, 3rd Nov, London

The information below is provided by National Instruments:

NI would like to invite you to NIDays London, the free multi-track Graphical System Design Conference. Join over 600 innovators, industry experts and NI employees in London to explore latest trends and technologies in design, test and control. Learn how NI technology can save you time and money without sacrificing flexibility and longevity.

Top 5 Reaons to Attend NIDays London
1.Inspirational keynote address from Professor Danielle George, University of Manchester, presenter of the 2014 Ri CHRISTMAS LECTURES
2.18 influential guest presenters from industry and academia
3.Over 60 hours of technical content across 7 application specific tracks
4.Meet with technology experts on our industry and academic exhibitions
5.Over 13 hours of introductory hands-on training

For more information please see

IS Services – We are Changing

Information Systems Services are re-structuring and as part of this we are changing our department name.  The restructuring, as recommended by the START (Supports in Trinity Administrative Review and Transformation) Programme, is to allow us to realise our potential to deliver more timely, effective, efficient and supportive services to the Trinity community.

From the beginning of the new 2015-16 academic year the department name will be ‘IT Services’ and our Helpdesk will also be changing and will be known as the ‘IT Service Desk’.  Over the coming weeks you will start to see our new name reflected in our communications and at our new website address

During this transition period our contact details will remain the same, as outlined at

We will keep you informed as we progress through this change.

John Murphy
IT Services

Release of Windows 10 – support statement

Windows 10 is being released by Microsoft on July 29th 2015 and IS Services are preparing to test this operating system in regard to its compatibility with the Trinity data network and IT systems.  For this reason Windows 10 is not currently supported by IS Services for use on the Trinity data network, either in offices and labs or on the TCDconnect service.

For those with personally-owned computers, Microsoft are allowing one year from the release date for people who are running certain versions of Windows to take advantage of their free Windows 10 upgrade offer.  Our recommendation is not to upgrade to Windows 10 for the present time.

IS Services will provide status updates our Windows support statement web page regarding the progress of our testing with Windows 10, and we will also publish details to this blog.

High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) Walk-in Workshop, Fri 3rd July 11am-12pm

The High Performance Research Computing group provides advanced computing (Linux and HPC), data management, visualisation and software development facilities and expertise for Trinity researchers from all disciplines.

HPRC will be holding a Walk-In Workshop session on Friday 3rd July between 11am and 12pm in room 2.12 in the Lloyd Building and light refreshments of tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided.

This month’s workshop will be focused on:

  • Do you run large calculations on your desktop? We can help by getting them to run on our High Performance Compute clusters instead.
  • Do you need help writing parallel code? You can get free access to support scientists who can help you. This scientist can be allocated to work with you or your research group on projects for up to three months in duration.
  • Do you need help visualising results? We can provide advice on software (including bespoke visualisation software developed at HPRC) and facilities (3-D Visualisation Facility).

For further details please see


SPSS Licence Codes, July 2015 to July 2016

The SPSS  licence codes for TCD for the period July 2015 to July 2016 are now available. For more information please see our SPSS licence codes page. Note that as this page is ‘local’ access you may be prompted for your Trinity username and network login password if accessing it from outside the College network.

Digital Capabilities Survey – Prize & Thanks

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our recent Digital Capabilities Survey.  Those who took part were invited to enter a prize draw for an iPad Air and we’re glad to announce that the winner was Dr. Ann Devitt, who has gratefully received the prize.

Dr Ann Devitt