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Notice of planned maintenance

Posted: August 18, 2017

The University of Bristol is planning to undertake essential network maintenance on several mornings in September. There is no plan to take the BOS service offline, but all University of Bristol services are considered at risk during these periods: September 6, 2017, 7:00AM – 9:00AM BST September 7, 2017, 8:00AM – 9:00AM BST September 12, […]

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Transfer to Jisc: FAQs and information

Posted: May 9, 2017

Update: The University of Bristol and Jisc have jointly agreed that the service will not now transfer until 4 October 2017. Please see the FAQs for more information. The University of Bristol has reviewed the range of services it currently offers and has concluded that the BOS service does not fit with its strategic priorities. […]

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Scheduled Maintenance: Tuesday March 14, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Posted: March 10, 2017

We plan to implement an important upgrade to BOS’s infrastructure on Tuesday March 14. This work is necessary to improve performance and capacity ahead of our busy spring period. We expect that BOS will be unavailable for both users and survey participants for a period of time between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. During this […]

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Ten things you can do in BOS

Posted: December 4, 2015

Whether you are a new BOS user or have been using BOS for a while, you may not have had the chance to explore all of the options available to you.  Here are ten things that you may not know that you can do in BOS: 1. Add documents to your survey for your respondents to view […]

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New Dashboard and Admin tools

Posted: November 10, 2015

In July we let you know that we were working hard to make some changes in BOS that our users have asked for. Last month we announced the introduction of Piping. Today we are happy to announce a raft of new Dashboard and Admin tools. The changes we’ve made vary depending on your account type, […]

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Updated Diffie-Hellman protocol

Posted: October 22, 2015

We are in the process of updating the Diffie-Hellman protocol on our servers to ensure we provide the best security for all our users and survey respondents. The Diffie-Hellman protocol is part of the process that ensures information transmitted between the BOS servers and another computer (such as that being used by a survey author […]

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Introducing…Piping

Posted: October 16, 2015

Over the summer BOS’s development team has been working hard on a number of new features that our users have asked for. We’re pleased to announce the release of the first of these new features. Introducing…Piping What is Piping? Piping enables a survey’s author to insert answers previously given by a respondent into upcoming questions, […]

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The Safe Harbor decision and BOS

Posted: October 14, 2015

The US-EU Safe Harbor scheme – a framework of data protection standards that allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to certified US organisations – was ruled invalid by the European Court of Justice on October 6, 2015. Some online survey tools have relied on the Safe Harbor agreement to store customer or […]

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What’s new in BOS (September 2015)

Posted: September 28, 2015

Recent downtime We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during the recent scheduled downtime.  We are working on some enhancements to BOS which require some of the underlying structure of the system to be changed.  The only way we can safely make these changes is to make the system unavailable while the […]

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Upcoming Enhancements

Posted: July 31, 2015

We have listened to your thoughts and suggestions since the launch of the new version of BOS and, over the summer, we plan to work on two substantial enhancements based on your feedback. Admin User tools We intend to make a number of changes to help Admin Users administer their BOS Accounts more effectively. In […]

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