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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Add Pizazz to your Presentations with Prezi

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Posted: November 30, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Have a big presentation coming up for work or class? Spice things up with Prezi. Prezi is a cloud-based software that allows you to create dynamic presentations that will be sure to capture your audience's attention. With neat zoom features and path tools, Prezi lets you show "big picture" ideas then zoom in on specific details within your topic. If you have to give a group presentation, Prezi...

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Keep Confidential Documents Safe Hold your print job until you get to the printer

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Posted: November 30, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Printing a confidential document to a shared printer can be risky, especially if you have to walk a long way from your desk to the printer. To avoid the risk of someone seeing your private document before you've had a chance to pick it up, you can hold your print job until you get to the printer. To do this: 1.    In your document, go to 'Print' > 'Printer Properties'. 2.    Under 'Job Type'...

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Until Next Year A Dios Movember

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Posted: November 30, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Now that we’ve reached the end of November, it’s time to bid a final farewell to the carefully crafted handlebar, pencil, Fu Munchu and Dali moustaches of Movember participants everywhere, including those of ITS’s own Allen Galloway, Terry Soucy and Rob Murray. Here’s a last look at what 30 days of meticulous growing and grooming looks like for Allen, Terry and...

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An Easy Fix for Wonky Looking Webpages

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Posted: November 23, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Have you ever gone to a webpage that looked a bit broken (menu items out of place, images overlapping text, and so on)? Something that might help straighten things out is resetting your browser's zoom level. To do this: - In Firefox: click on View > Zoom > Reset.- In Chrome: click on View > Actual Size.- In Safari: click on View > Actual Size.- In Internet Explorer: click on Tools >...

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ITS Staff Favourites Neat free apps you may not have known about

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Posted: November 23, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


In this month's ITS Staff Favourites, we asked 3 staff members for their favourite unknown free app for their mobile device. Here's what they had to say: Ben Steeves (Manager, Application Development & Analysis):PlainText – "PlainText is a simple free text editor for iOS.  The cool part is that it stores your files on Dropbox, so you can get at the files instantly from your desktop, the...

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Movember Only one more week to go

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Posted: November 23, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


With only one week left in Movember, it’s almost time for ITS’s Mo Bros Allen Galloway, Terry Soucy and Rob Murray to retire their moustaches for another year. But before they do, let’s see how they made out in week 4:                         Nice work guys! See you on Day 30! Want to learn more about Movember? Visit the Movember Canada website for photos of participants, Events, Mo stories...

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Proof that a little collaboration can go a long way

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Posted: November 23, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


On November 18, an event was held at the National Research Council (NRC) in Fredericton to celebrate the unveiling of the Optical Regional Advanced Network (ORAN), a new high-speed network in New Brunswick. Partners in the ORAN project include CANARIE Inc., the Province of New Brunswick, the University of New Brunswick and other New Brunswick Universities, just to name a few.  With ten times...

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Spend Your 50 Tech Fee Wisely Make A Suggestion

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Posted: November 18, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Students, you have a say in how your $50 Tech Fee is spent. Make a suggestion: 1. Visit the Student Technology Fee website. 2. Click on ‘Suggest a Project - Students’. 3. Type in your suggestion. 4. Click ‘Send Suggestion’. *Note: Deadline for submission of ideas is December 2, 2011 The Student Technology Fee is a $50 fee paid by every student attending UNBF. Instituted in May 2002, this fee...

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Beware of Phishing Emails

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Posted: November 17, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Recently there was a phishing email sent to faculty, staff and students asking you to click on a link to verify your UNB account then provide your Login ID and Password. The email contained the UNB logo and looked to be coming from UNB’s President, Dr. Eddy Campbell. Although this email appeared  to come from a legitimate UNB source, please keep in mind that UNB accounts are maintained by...

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ITS Mo Bros reach the halfway mark

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Posted: November 16, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


2 weeks down, 2 more to go! The time has come, once again, to get up to speed on the moustache growing progress of ITS’s Movember participants, Allen Galloway, Terry Soucy, and the most recent addition to the ITS Mo Team, Rob Murray. Check out these photos of them on Day 16:                           Keep up the good work guys! Want to see the moustaches being grown by other Canadian Mo Bros?...

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Manage all your emails from one place with connectEd

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Posted: November 16, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Students, do you have more than one email account? Rather than going back and forth between inboxes, you can connect all your email accounts together through connectEd and manage all your messages from one place. Unlike with email forwarding, connecting your other email accounts to your connectEd account doesn’t just deliver new messages to your connectEd inbox, but also pulls in all the...

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Miss November - Sputnik Allen

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Posted: November 16, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


This is 'Sputnik', the 9 month old kitten Tracy Allen's family adopted from the SPCA, and ITS's Pet of the Month for November. According to Tracy, Sputnik is full of energy most of the time, but when she crashes, she finds the most peculiar places to chill out :)

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5 Odd Questions with Megan Stewart

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Posted: November 9, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Name: Megan Stewart What is your job at ITS? I'm a Business Analyst / Project Manager with ITS Solutions.  As a project manager I oversee the planning and execution of projects.  The business analyst part involves determining needs requirements and identifying opportunities for improving business operations and processes, especially where they tie in to IT. Breaking it down further, I'd say I...

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Email stamped but NOT sealed for delivery

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Posted: November 9, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Often times we think of our email being like a letter sent in the mail – stuffed and sealed in an envelope so it's hidden from prying eyes. In reality, however, emails are closer to postcards than letters because they are sent in plain text, making them readable to anyone who comes across them. Before you send an email, keep in mind that people with bad intentions could intercept your email and...

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Movember The growing race is on

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Posted: November 9, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


After just over a week of growing, ITS's fearless Movember moustache growers are beginning to show some real potential. Check out these Day 9 snapshots of ITS's Mo Bros, Allen Galloway and Terry Soucy:                             Out of the loop about Movember? Check out last week's tidBiTS post for more information, as well as photos of Allen and Terry on Day 2.

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Celebrating our Staff November

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Posted: November 2, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The following ITS staff members are celebrating November anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. John Jackson – 20 yearsIsil Flynn – 12 yearsAdam Baker – 9 yearsAndrea Bainbridge – 6 yearsLarry Saulnier – 4 yearsCyril Tobin – 2 yearsMital Patel – 1 year Thank you for all your hard work!

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Introducing the Mo Bros of ITS

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Posted: November 2, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Quiz time: What do Albert Einstein, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Chaplin and Salvador Dalí have in common? If you answered 'amazing moustaches', then you're correct! Yesterday was not only the first day of November, but also the first day of MOVEMBER, a global campaign in which men from around the world grow moustaches to raises funds and awareness for men's health and in particular, prostate cancer....

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ITS changing its name to ITS

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Posted: November 2, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


 Although the acronym stays the same, ITS is changing its name slightly from Integrated Technology Services to Information Technology Services to better reflect our key goals and objectives.  ITS’s emphasis  is on the technology that enables the flow and use of information in its numerous forms; from productivity tools like connectEd’s Exchange® and Sharepoint® for faculty and staff, to...

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ITS s Spooktacular Halloween Costumes

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Posted: November 2, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


A big thank you to all those ITS staff members who participated in ITS's Spooktacular Costume Contest this Halloween. In case you missed it, here were the big winners (as voted by the staff at ITS):  Funniest: Doug Swift (Procurement Analyst) - Clown Most Creative: Mary-Lou Mowat (Supervisor, Procurement) – 'Cereal' Killer Scariest: Jeff Smith (Manager, Computing Experience Services) -...

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ITS welcomes the newest member of our team

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Posted: November 2, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


ITS would like to give a warm welcome to the latest addition to our Desktop Management Services group (DMG), Rob Nagle, who started with us on Monday as a Desktop Analyst. After completing UNB's Information Technology Program in 2001, Rob went on to use his MCSE, CCNA, A+, and Citrix certifications with various organizations including Shaw Communications, Standen's Ltd, Interpipeline, and more...

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Halloween is over so why does UNB still have Reapers

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Posted: November 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Wondering why there are two grim reapers roaming around the Fredericton campus even though Halloween is over? No need to worry, they're here to help, and they have connectEd photo IDs to prove it. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 and again from  Nov. 7 - 10, two representatives from Microsoft will be dressed as grim reapers and making their way around UNB in Fredericton to lend students a helping hand...

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