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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

ITS s June Pet of the Month Ellie Webber

ITS

Posted: June 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Say hello to Ellie, Fred Webber’s gorgeous grey hound and ITS’s Pet of the Month for June. Ellie, whose maiden name was TDS Emily, was a Jacksonville, Florida girl before retiring to Fredericton. She likes long walks in the neighbourhood and keeping the kitchen counters free of food. This four-year-old loves to run in the back yard for tens of seconds at a time, but is also an avid student of...

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Phishing Emails that should make you Abandon Ship

ITS

Posted: June 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Recently there was a phishing email sent to UNB faculty, staff and students titled “COMPLETE YOUR ACCOUNT VERIFICATION EXERCISE!” asking you to click a GoogleDocs link and provide your Login ID and Password to verify your account. Although this email appeared to come from a legitimate UNB source (ITS Help Desk), please remember that neither ITS nor any other UNB department will EVER, under any...

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Results from IT Surveys Now Available

ITS

Posted: June 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Information Technology Services (ITS) and Information Services and Systems (ISS) would like to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in the recent surveys evaluating the quality of information and communication technology services provided by ITS and ISS. The results of the following surveys are now available: • Services for Students • Services for Faculty and Staff • Services for...

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Success of myUNB Portal Reaches New Heights with Best myCampus 2012 Award

ITS

Posted: June 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


It is with great excitement that tidBiTS would like to announce that UNB recently received the Best myCampus 2012 Award from the CampusEAI Consortium (the vendor of the myUNB Portal) in honour of our incredible work with the myUNB Portal. As part of UNB’s comprehensive web strategy to deliver a consistent web experience throughout UNB’s entire online presence, the myUNB Portal has a theme that...

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5 Odd Questions with Doug Swift

ITS

Posted: June 20, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Name: Doug Swift What is your job at ITS? Procurement Analyst.   Fun fact: Over the last 26 years I've been part of 7 different groups at ITS and had 4 different job titles (but only 2 official job descriptions :-O ). If you were a salad dressing, what type would you be and why? Mighty Caesar.  No such thing as too much garlic in something.  Not too many people do not like a good Caesar...

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connectEd Update UNB Saint John off to the races

ITS

Posted: June 20, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Projects


Last week, UNB Saint John kicked off their move to connectEd by migrating their first two groups, Information Services & Systems and the Faculty of Nursing, to connectEd. Still to come on the UNB Saint John campus are another 38 faculties and departments to be migrated over the summer. At the same time, UNB Fredericton cruised through week 2 of their migrations by moving two more groups to the...

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Email Etiquette 101 Punching out a killer subject line

ITS

Posted: June 20, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Did you know that an email’s subject line is one of, if not the most important part of the email? After all, other than your name or email address, it’s the first thing your recipient is going to see. If done properly, subject lines can save time, confusion, and even tell your recipient everything they need to know before they’ve even opened the message. Here are a few tips to help make your...

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UNB Linux Users Unite

ITS

Posted: June 20, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Attention all Linux users!  Did you know that UNB has its own Linux community where you can share information and resources with your fellow Linux comrades? UNB’s Linux Support Wiki is a convenient way for UNB Linux users to support each other and share helpful information about using Linux here at UNB. From a list of FAQ to Networking information such as how to connect to UNB’s VPN, this...

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connectEd Update First week of migrations successful

ITS

Posted: June 13, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


ITS is pleased to announce that last week, the faculty of Kinesiology and UNBF Libraries were successfully moved to the new connectEd environment. These two groups were the first of 91 faculties and departments on the UNB Fredericton campus scheduled to be migrated over the summer. Check out what one faculty member had to say about his move to connectEd: “I attended the connectEd Announcement...

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Email Etiquette 101 AVOIDING SHOUTING and more

ITS

Posted: June 13, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Between work and our personal lives, many of us send dozens of emails throughout the run of a day. But have you ever stopped to think about how your email message is coming across to your recipient? Here are a few email etiquette tips to consider (especially for work-related emails): 1. Be clear from the start. If your message is going to be a long one, make sure the first sentence lets your...

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Surf the Web around the World with Eduroam

ITS

Posted: June 13, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Planning a trip to another university for meetings, a conference, or even just to visit a friend?  Get immediate wireless access on your laptop or mobile device while you're there with Eduroam. Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) is a wireless network that allows you to connect immediately and securely using your UNB login ID and password. From UBC in Vancouver to Halifax's Dalhousie University to...

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