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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Captures of Summer Photo Contest

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Posted: September 27, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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  Share your photos and win fame and glory amongst your ITS peers! All levels of photographer enthusiasts from amateur to professional are invited to participate. 2010 contestants will have the chance to see their image(s) published in ITS's leading blog, tidbits. Participation is free and ITS staff will vote for their favourite entry. So grab your camera and search your archives to submit...

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Are you curious about the Enterprise IT Framework

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Posted: September 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


Are you curious about the Enterprise IT Framework? Do you wonder what IT governance is all about? Have you been asked about what the different ITS groups do? Check out our new About ITS information on just these topics!

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Saint John Campus welcomes Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick DMNB students

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Posted: September 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


UNB welcomed the first cohort of Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) students to the Saint John Campus this fall. As guests to our university environment, these students are provided with non-academic UNB services and a typical UNB student-life experience. Services such as residence, parking, library services, athletics, SRC membership and various IT services are included. An ITS...

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Solaris 10 LDAP Authentication

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Posted: September 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak


With Directory Services (LDAP, eDirectory, Active Directory) being so prevalent in the Enterprise today, it is of little wonder why IT Departments would want to authenticate access to workstations via their primary Directory Service. Getting Windows to authenticate against Active Directory is trivial, as is authenticating Windows workstations against Novell's eDirectory with the proper...

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Strong password creation tips

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Posted: September 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


The question of what constitutes a good password has many possible answers, but they all typically follow some general guidelines including: It should be at least 10 characters long and include a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters such as !.#%& It should be based on things, events, phrases/sentences, places, etc that have a unique meaning to you...

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Using Blackboard at UNB

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Posted: September 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Each term those new to UNB’s Blackboard learning management system as well as those looking for ways to enhance their existing course experience can find answers with training offered by the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL). Both the technological and pedagogical aspects of Blackboard are explored. Instructors can experience the perspective of their students when working...

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5 Interesting Questions With Neil Hawker

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Posted: September 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Your position in ITS is: Senior Corporate Designer That means your job is: Finding a balance between usability and creativity. What do you do after hours: I spend time with my family and play in a band called Quonset. The type of movie I enjoy is: Horror, I love special effects ~ more gore equals good times. What is one of your non-work related goals this year? More tattoos - I'd...

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Hannon Hill s Cascade Server 2010 User Conference

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Posted: September 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Adam Baker and Neil Hawker have returned from Hannon Hill’s Cascade Server 2010 User Conference full of ideas and enthusiasm for expanding the web content management system to continue to advance UNB’s web presence. Highlights from their trip to Atlanta come in a few flavours: Cool things: Future version of the CMS will connect with our Google Analytics so content creators can see the...

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UNB Secure File Drop

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Posted: September 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation


Do you need to receive large files from someone outside of UNB or exchange large files with UNB colleagues? UNB Secure File Drop may be the answer. Users of the ITS developed Secure File Drop simply identify the recipients, include a message and upload the files. Intended recipients will receive an email with a direct link to the files intended for them. With encrypted file storage and...

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Pets of the Month - September

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Posted: September 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


This is Dwight, Kitty, and Snoop, the only children of the Sobey-Faulkner household. Snoop is the first pet, and in this picture he's doing what he does best.. . not caring about a thing. Next is Kitty, who was rescued by former ITS Staffer Peter Marshall. Pete's wife rated Kitty's cuteness as an 8/10, but we think she's a perfect 10. Here she can be seen cowering from Dwight, the latest...

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Student IT Support options

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Posted: September 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, Our Community


Did you know that the ITS Help Desk and ISS Student Technology Centre offer a wide variety of student IT support options? Students are able to receive support on printing, wireless, UNB software, account activation, using computer labs, course registration, email, accessing blackboard, personal and group training, accessing UNB files from home and much more. Students are also able to bring...

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Recycle Program

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Posted: September 2, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, IT Announcements, Our Community


Effective September 2010, the ITS Micro Repair Shop, in conjunction with Atlantic E-Waste Solutions of Mapledale New Brunswick, have implemented a program to recycle 100% of the university’s electronic waste (e-waste). Initially this program will focus solely on computer equipment. This includes desktops, towers, laptops, monitors, printers, scanners and associated peripherals. All UNB...

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September Anniversaries

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Posted: September 2, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating September anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. Stephen McCallum – 12 years Kevin Gorman – 10 years Sarathy Purushotham – 10 years Cheryl Jacobs – 9+ years Dave Kell – 8 years Dave Totton – 7 years Rob Faulkner – 6 ½ years Neil Hawker – 5 ½ years Amy Urquhart – 2 years Dewayne Keating – 1...

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