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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Coffee The oil that greases the ITS Machine

ITS

Posted: September 29, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Did you know that September 29 is National Coffee Day? In honour of the occasion, here's a little tally on our black gold in the ITS office: For those of us who aren't morning people, and even for those who are, most would agree that there's nothing quite like a fresh cup of Joe to get you going in the morning.  Just ask ITS employees who stay fueled on fresh coffee every day thanks to the ITS...

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Don t forget to take out the trash

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Posted: September 29, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Did you know? Just because you delete a file from a computer doesn't mean it's gone for good. Depending on the computer, the files you delete may just be moved over to the trash or recycle bin. This can be extremely helpful because it means you can easily retrieve files you may have deleted by accident. On the flip side, however, it also means that someone could easily riffle through your trash...

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Faculty and Staff getting connectEd in 2012

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Posted: September 29, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Projects


Did you miss the introduction to connectEd event held over the summer? Want to know more about connectEd for faculty and staff? Watch our connectEd videos - we recorded the presentations and have posted them on UNB's YouTube channel so you wouldn't miss a thing. Visit the connectEd Documents and Resources webpage and click on the video links to learn more. Faculty and staff - connectEd in...

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We re Talking with Social Media

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Posted: September 29, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


ITS has been regularly using UNB's eNewsletters, websites and this blog to tell you about the great stuff happening with IT at UNB. But, we don't just want to tell you about stuff, we want to talk with you! We have added Facebook and twitter to our mix so you can let us know what you think about IT at UNB, share your suggestions, make comments and share what we post with your colleagues and...

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Students stay connectEd even after graduation

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

Category: General Interest


Did you know? The new connectEd services coming this October won’t just benefit you as a current UNB student, but also as a future UNB alumni. Even after you graduate, you will keep your UNB email address and access to your online connectEd services, including: • A massive email quota (10GB) and file storage quota (25GB) • Microsoft’s online suite including instant messaging, personal...

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Did you know students keep their same email address with connectEd

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

Category: Projects, General Interest


Students moving to the connectEd services this October will not need new email addresses. Your email address will remain the same, as will your UNB login ID and password. To access the connectEd services once available, just log in to the myUNB portal as normal. Once connectEd is available, you will see a new connectEd widget in the myUNB Portal that will replace the existing Webmail widget....

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Students Enter the connectEd contest for a chance to win a 250 Gift Card to the UNB Bookstore

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

Category: General Interest


This contest is now closed. To see the big winners, check out the "And the Winners are..." tidBiTs post. Students, want a chance to win big with connectEd? Enter the connectEd contest and you could walk away with 1 of 2 $250 Gift Cards to the UNB Bookstore. You can get up to three entries, so make sure you enter all three ways for more chances to win: 1. Like us on Facebook -...

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UNB Wins Early adopter Award from Hannon Hill

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

Category: General Interest


In a recent blog post, tidBiTS told you about UNB being in the running for the Early Adopter award from the makers of our content management system, Hannon Hill, for our use of new features like WordPress, which powers many UNB blogs (including tidBiTS) and our use of database publishing, which powers our new academic programs and admissions requirements catalogues for prospective...

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Want to know if you re getting connectEd in October

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

Category: General Interest


Wondering if you're eligible for the new connectEd services coming this October? Only those with a primary affiliation of student are getting connectEd this October. If you're not sure if this is you, log in to the myUNB Portal. If you see the connectEd image shown here on the right-hand side of your portal screen, you are getting connectEd next month. If you don't see the image, that means you...

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5 Odd Questions with Martin Hann

ITS

Posted: September 14, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Name: Martin Hann What is your job at ITS? I run the Hardware Support and Repair Services shop, which is responsible for repairing all of the computer equipment on campus, installing equipment in the computer labs, recycling the end of life equipment, etc. If you were in the Witness Protection Program and had to invent a new first, middle and last name, what would they be? Joe Runn Swift If you...

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Props to UNB Web Ops

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Posted: September 14, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


This summer, UNB was nominated for the Early Adopter award by the makers of our content management system, Hannon Hill. This nomination was the result of our use of new features like WordPress, which powers UNB's Newsroom,  Perspectives  and tidBITS blogs (among others) and our use of database publishing, which powers our new academic programs and admissions requirements catalogues for...

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Students are you ready to get connectEd

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Posted: September 14, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


This October, as part of connectEd – UNB's Productivity Toolkit, student email will be moving to a web-based email service, Microsoft's Live@edu. So what exactly does this mean? For starters, students will be getting a massive increase in their email quota (from 150MB to 10GB) and will also have easier access to UNB email from their mobile devices. But that's not all; Live@edu will also provide...

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tidBITS wants to hear from you

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Posted: September 14, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Have a question, concern, quip or query about something you've read in ITS's blog, tidBITS? We want to hear it! Now whenever we post a new article in the blog, you will have the opportunity to leave a comment letting us know what you think about what you've just read. Just leave your name and email address, then share what's on your mind and click submit. Have a question for tidBITS? Provide a...

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Celebrating our Staff September

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Posted: September 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The following ITS staff members are celebrating September anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. Steve McCallum – 13 yearsKevin Gorman – 11 yearsSarathy Purushotham – 11 yearsCheryl Jacobs – 10 yearsDave Kell – 9 yearsDave Totton – 8 yearsRob Faulkner – 7 yearsNeil Hawker – 7 yearsAmy Urquhart – 3 years Thank you for all your hard work!

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Get your Bearings with UNB s New Campus Map

ITS

Posted: September 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


Looking for a quick and easy way to find out where you're allowed to park on campus? Check out ITS's newly designed campus map! This new map makes it easier than ever to find what you're looking for on campus, whether it's the location of your next class, the closest place to grab a quick bite to eat during your break, or the most convenient parking lot you can park in as a faculty/staff or...

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New to UNB Check out these handy resources

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Posted: September 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


Welcome to UNB, new faculty, staff and students! To help make your first few weeks at UNB a little easier, here's a quick introduction to a few of the great resources available to you through ITS: myUNB Portal – The myUNB Portal acts as a one stop shop for the majority of your personal IT services at UNB. Sign in to the Portal and you will have access your UNB email, class and exam schedules,...

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Welcome Back UNB

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Posted: September 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


From all of us here at ITS, welcome back UNB faculty, staff and students! Whether you are starting your first year as an undergrad, buckling down for the final year of your graduate degree, or settling in for another year of research and teaching, we wish you all the best and look forward to serving you during what is sure to be another great year at UNB. Don't forget, if you ever have any...

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