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Doodle Your Way to Easy Event Scheduling

ITS

Posted: July 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Tired of the confusion and frustration of trying to schedule a meeting with friends or co-workers via Facebook or email threads? Doodle is a free web-based service that makes scheduling an event quick and easy. Just provide Doodle with as many date and time suggestions for your event as you wish and the site will send a poll to all your guests asking whether or not they are available during...

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Excitement lies ahead for Matt Ashfield as he says goodbye to ITS

ITS

Posted: July 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


ITS would like to say a big thank you and farewell to Matt Ashfield, ITS's Manager of Communications & Network Services,  who will soon be heading off on a new adventure as the Technical Architect with NB Community College (NBCC). Matt first joined ITS in 1998 as a Network Analyst and since then has worked hard to ensure UNB has a safe and reliable network. His contributions to ITS include...

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ITS Welcomes its Newest Baby

ITS

Posted: July 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Congratulations to Jeremy Hollins, a student employee in ITS's Hardware Support and Repair Services unit, and his significant other Jessica on the recent birth of their first child, Judah Paul Hollins. Judah was welcomed into the world at 5:00 am on Monday July 25th. At last word, mom, dad and baby are all doing well. From everyone here at ITS, Congratulations Jeremy and Jessica on your new...

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UNB Students Moving to Live edu Email this Fall

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Posted: July 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, General Interest


  Have you heard about the exciting improvements coming to UNB student email services this fall? This October, UNB student email will be moving to Microsoft's Live@edu, a web-based email service that will better suit student email needs at UNB. With Live@edu, students can look forward to a huge increase in email quota from 150MB to 10GB, and also benefit from easier access to their UNB email...

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Cookies for Everyone - Demystifying HTTP Cookies

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Posted: July 21, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation


It's January and you're off to the theatre for an evening show.  You're wearing your heavy winter parka but the theatre is warm and seating is tight and you don't want to carry it with you.  Fortunately, the theatre provides a coat check service so you give them your coat and in return they pass you a small slip of paper with a number on it. After the show, you return to the coat check, present...

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File Storage and Sharing made Easy with Dropbox

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Posted: July 21, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Looking for an easy way to store your files without the fear of losing them if your computer crashes? Dropbox  is a free service that lets you store files, pictures and videos and access them from anywhere. Files you save to Dropbox are automatically saved not only in your Dropbox folder on your computer or cell phone, but also to the Dropbox website, so even if you spill coffee all over your...

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Play it safe Scan unknown files or programs for viruses before you open or install them

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Posted: July 21, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Unsure if a file or program you found online or received in an email is virus-free? Before you open or install it and risk contaminating your computer with bugs, scan it using VirusTotal. VirusTotal is a free service that uses a variety of antivirus engines to scan your files or programs for malware that one antivirus application might miss on its own. Just upload the unknown file or program...

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Switching phone plans for your UNB cell phone Keep your old number

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Posted: July 21, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Did you know? If you are using a service provider other than Bell Mobility for your UNB paid cell phone plan, or if you are switching from a personal paid plan to a UNB paid corporate plan, you can make the switch without the hassle of having to change your phone number. Just contact the ITS Telecom Group and they will guide you through the process and arrange for you to keep your existing...

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A Word to the Wise How to avoid getting your laptop stolen during your travels

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Posted: July 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Laptops are valuable not only because of their hardware, but also because they store valuable and personal information such as credit card numbers, contact information, photographs and more. Combine this with the fact that they are so portable and common and it's pretty clear why they are a favourite target of thieves. To help keep your laptop out of the wrong hands while you're on the go, try...

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connectEd - It s almost here

ITS

Posted: July 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Forgot to RSVP for ITS's big connectEd event coming up on Friday but still want to attend? No problem! All are welcome to join us this Friday, July 15 as we introduce the new connectEd brand, highlight the features of the new productivity tools and listen to our featured speaker David Fraser, Canadian Privacy Lawyer with McInnes Cooper, who will be discussing Privacy and the Cloud. The event...

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How to Share Pictures and Video Found on the Web

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Posted: July 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


From video and audio clips to online encyclopaedias and instruction manuals, the Internet provides us with an endless number of resources. But like printed documents such as novels and textbooks, one needs to be thoughtful before taking excessive liberties with others' material found on the web. Most internet content comes with the tools that make sharing as easy as a simple click; however, not...

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Stay informed on what s happening in IT at UNB with the ITS Current Projects page

ITS

Posted: July 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


Looking for information on current projects ITS is working on, like Single Login ID or connectEd? Just visit the ITS Current Projects web page which lists all projects underway at ITS and also highlights some enterprise wide projects. We will continue to add to the Current Projects page as things progress, so keep your eye on these pages and on tidBITS.

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5 Odd Questions with Sarathy Purushotham

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Posted: July 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Name: Sarathy Purushotham What is your job at ITS? Project Manager/Business Analyst ---  Which means part of my job is to plan and execute projects while the other part is to analyze business IT problems to find solutions. What do you currently have set as the wallpaper on your cell phone? Tranquil pathway through a tropical forest. What is the oddest form of transportation you've ever...

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Celebrating our Staff - July

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Posted: July 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating July anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. Fred Webber – 32 yearsTracy Allen - 17 yearsBill Hamilton – 14 yearsAdam Humphrey – 13 yearsSean McDougall – 11 yearsTerry Soucy – 5 years Thank you for all your hard work!

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En garde A look at Isil Flynn s time as a fencer

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Posted: July 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to handle a sword like Zorro or one of the Three Musketeers? No need to wonder, just ask Isil Flynn, ITS's Senior Enterprise Usability/Interface Designer. Isil began fencing, a sport which involves two competitors going head to head with swords, in 1986 following a casual conversation with friends in the Arts & Humanities Lounge at UNBSJ....

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The Key to Secure Online Shopping

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Posted: July 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Cars, electronics, beauty supplies, clothing and even cupcakes. These days you can buy just about anything online. But just how safe is it to provide personal information like credit card numbers to web sites when you buy something over the Internet? Before you purchase something from a web site, make sure you see a closed lock or unbroken key symbol at the bottom of your browser window or next...

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