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5 Odd Questions with Greg Rowan

ITS

Posted: March 30, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Name: Greg Rowan March 31 is Greg's last day at ITS before he retires. We thought we would ask him a few odd questions before he leaves. Congratulations on your retirement! What do you do at ITS? I take care of the network switches in the 60 network rooms across campus, including the Moncton and Bathurst nursing locations. If problems are reported, I investigate the issue and, if needed, I go...

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Check out the myUNB Portal New Features and Login Page

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Posted: March 30, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


Earlier this morning, some exciting new features were added to the myUNB Portal along with a new portal login page. Now when you log in to the myUNB Portal ( http://my.unb.ca ), not only will you see a newly designed and streamlined login page, but also a new feature (or widget) that has been added to your myUNB Portal home page. This new widget, located in the top, right-hand corner, is...

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Files too BIG for email

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Posted: March 30, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Files too big to send through email? We can help. Sometimes files are too large to send through email, so what’s the easiest way to get those documents or pictures where they need to go? By using UNB File Drop. UNB File Drop is a secure way to send large files to UNB faculty, staff or students. Even individuals outside of UNB can use this service to send you files. Visit ...

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How to easily get sample text without writing it yourself

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Posted: March 23, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, Tips and Tricks


When designing a publication, like a brochure, poster, booklet, or newsletter, you may not have the text written and ready, but you might like to have some sample text to help with your layout. Instead of racking your brain trying to type something up quickly or using gibberish text, there is a feature in Word to generate as much text as you need.To do this, type the following on a new line in...

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Widget - More than just another whatchamacallit

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Posted: March 23, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation


For many, a widget is simply a term used to refer to an object for which you have forgotten the name or purpose. In the tech world, however, this term is a lot more than just another word for one of Inspector Gadget’s gizmos or a doohickey found in Mary Poppins’ magic bag. A widget in the tech sense refers to a small, stand-alone application that runs on a website, computer, or mobile device....

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Greg Rowan He may be retiring but he won t be forgotten

ITS

Posted: March 17, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Greg Rowan, the Network Coordinator at ITS, will be retiring at the end of this month after more than 30 years with the University. Here is a look at Greg’s career with ITS: In 1972, directly out of high school, Greg began his career at ITS (known at that time as the Computing Centre) as an Equipment Operator. Around the time the Saint John River began sneaking up on Fredericton during the...

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Celebrating our Staff - March

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Posted: March 10, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Where we only have one person celebrating an anniversary this month, we thought we would take a closer look at the various ‘hats’ this individual has worn during his time at ITS. Congratulations to Joel Goguen, who is celebrating his 6 year anniversary for years of service at UNB this month.  Joel began his career with ITS as a student working at the ITS Help Desk, where his responsibilities...

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myUNB Portal and Inside UNB Getting better all the time

ITS

Posted: March 10, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB Portal Project


Everybody likes new things, right? Well, we feel that way about the myUNB Portal. Each month, using suggestions from you, the myUNB development team will pick new features or improvements that you want to see on the myUNB Portal, and maybe throw in a few ideas of our own. This month, we are working on: Extended Session Time – you will now stay logged in to the myUNB Portal for 2 hours (instead...

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Welcome to the Cloud The Home of Gmail Facebook Twitter and More

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Posted: March 2, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: TechSpeak in Translation, Geek Speak


Ever heard the term “Cloud Computing” and wondered what it’s all about? Believe it or not, you probably know a lot more about this tech term than you give yourself credit for. Most of us have been riding the “Cloud” for years through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype and more. But what exactly is “Cloud Computing”, and what makes it so unique? This blog will hopefully help clear the air on...

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