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5.5.2020 News

Teams will replace Skype

Microsoft has announced that Skype will be replaced by the newer and much more diverse Teams and that organizations should switch to using it as soon as possible. Teams has been available for a long time alongside Skype, and now already 3000 people at the university are using Teams every day for  discussions, online meetings, team workspaces and file management. With Teams, you can collaborate effectively in one place.

16.4.2020 News

ICT courses for you in an e-learning service

Wistec Online is an e-learning service, which has been now opened for the students and staff. Update your ict skills or learn the use of new tools with the help of videos, trainings or written material. 

15.4.2020 News

The old Webropol environment will close on May 31st 2020

Have you already taken care of the necessary inquiries and materials for the new Webropol?

9.4.2020 News

Now you can use the software of the university without licenses

During last weeks, ICT Services of the university have brought into use new servers which are suitable for remote working. On these so-called remote desktop servers there are several special and science-specific software for all the students and researchers. The installing of many of these programs to your own workstation requires a licence but the use of the same software through the remote desktop is free for you.

2.4.2020 News

Learn about Zoom's security

In recent days, there has been a lively media debate about the privacy of Zoom, which is used for distance working and learning. The University of Oulu has reviewed the comments made and investigated the implementation of data security and data protection in Zoom, but this does not exclude the possibility that new issues related to data security will emerge in the future.

25.3.2020 News

New remote desktops for students

ICT Services have brought into use new remote servers which make possible for students and researchers to use the university's licensed software remotely without payment. 

24.3.2020 News

OpenVPN Connect error "Authentication Failed"

If you were one of the first OpenVPN users, you may now get an error message when trying to open the OpenVPN connection: Authentication Failed . This is due to the fact that the default setting of the validity of the profile was a week at that time. Create now a new profile, the validity will automatically be 2 years.

20.3.2020 News

Relief to distance studies

Because the micro computer classes and the self-study computers of the University of Oulu are not available at the moment, the new service will be brought into use to make science specific software available remotely for teaching and research.

19.3.2020 News

Phishing messages, scam calls and malicious programs on the pretext of the corona

The scammers are now utilizing the exceptional situation caused by corona, in many ways. The themes of phishing are, among others, protecting from the corona virus and remote working connection. 

17.3.2020 News

All the laptop vendors are closed

All the laptop vendors have been closed today. The rest of the computer premisies will be closed beginning tomorrow, 18th March.

16.3.2020 News

Computer premises are closed

The University of Oulu will switch entirely to distance learning and close its campuses from students, in accordance with the guidelines from the Government of Finland. Closure of premises takes effect on Wednesday, March 18, and will last until April 13.

15.3.2020 News

Remote connection to network drives

You can get a connection to the university's network drives, among others, to your personal home directory from outside the network with OpenVPN Connect client.


13.3.2020 News

ICT Service Point is working remotely

Because of the corona virus situation, we are working remotely for the present.

31.1.2020 News

IT Administration Services is now ICT Services

The units which produce it services for University of Oulu and for Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK) combine. This is carried out as a part of the wider connecting decision of internal services.

7.1.2020 News

The basic printing quota for the spring term

4 € has been added into your printing quota if you have printed during the autumn term.

17.12.2019 News

Christmas glogg on Tellus Stage

Come to get know IT services and the future winds to Tellus Stage on Thu, Dec 19 at 12 - 14!


17.12.2019 News

IT Helpdesk is closed Dec 23 - Jan 3

IT Helpdesk is having the Christmas break Dec 23 - Jan 3.

10.12.2019 News

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IT Services of the university is also in Facebook. Like our page OY IT-palvelut and get the fresh news on your news feed!

28.10.2019 News

IT Helpdesk will be closed Oct 29th at 12

On Tuesday all the service points of IT Administration will be closed at 12.

1.10.2019 News

Five laptop vendors in your use

Five vendors enable 156 laptops to be lent.

13.8.2019 News

The basic printing quota for the autumn term is 4 €

4 € has been added into printing quotas by the University 1st August, 2019

31.7.2019 News

O365 automatically in use for new students

The university’s user accounts created 1st August 2019 or later have user rights to Office 365 Education service automatically without an activation procedure. This applies to both the new students and the new staff.

27.5.2019 News

Breaks in password service on 27th and 28th of May

There will be a system upgrade break in the IdM system of IT Administration services on Mon 27th and Tue 28th beginning at 16:00.

25.3.2019 News

SPSS licences now half cheaper

IT Administration Services have negotiated the new prices of IBM SPSS licences, which came into force 22 March, 2019. The licensing agreement which lasts for three years made the halving of prices possible for the staff as well as the students.