Fileport application to be decommissioned in January 2022
12:10PM, 5 January 2022
The legacy Fileport application, which has mainly been used for University Committees over recent years, is due to be decommissioned in January 2022 following the launch of the new Committees website this week.
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT ME?
- From Wednesday 22nd December 2021 – As a security measure, the legacy Fileport application will disabled off campus unless you are using the VPN but can be accessed as normal on campus.
- From Wednesday 19th January 2022 - The legacy Fileport application will be decommissioned and turned off for all.
Fileport was developed in-house specifically for collaboration with the 2012 Olympic training camp organisers. The application developer left the University nine years ago, and security patches can no longer be applied.
Using MS Teams significantly improves the dynamic working experience and removes any dependency on the legacy Fileport application. More details on the MS Teams training available can be found on IT Services website: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/microsoft-teams/
Fileport provided a web-based access to files located on the Group Workspace service, this has largely been replaced by MS Teams; but Group Workspaces will continue to be available until October 2023. More details on the Group Workspace service, and how to access it, please visit: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/storage/group/
For Mac OS users, there is a specific advice on accessing the Group Workspace service: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/storage/group/personal-device/
This decommissioning has been endorsed by the Microsoft Teams Phase II Project Management Board, and was announced in June 2021 on the University News page
CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?
If you have any questions, or would like to raise any concerns, please contact Matt Cook in IT Services.