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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Harlem Shake and other popular memes - A look at the viral web trend

ITS

Posted: February 28, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: TechSpeak in Translation, General Interest


“Hey, I just met you,And this is crazy,But here’s my number,So call me, maybe?” In 2012, you were lucky to go a few days on the web without seeing those infamous lyrics from Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song ‘Call Me Maybe’. That’s because last year, variations on those lyrics spread like wildfire in what are known as internet memes. To put it plainly, an Internet meme is simply an idea or concept...

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ITS Celebrating our Achievements with Style

ITS

Posted: February 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Projects


From getting you connectEd to providing you with centralized services through the myUNB Portal, ITS did a lot over the last two years to make your lives and work at UNB a little easier. But rather than just tell you about it, we thought we’d show you. Check out our Infographic of just a few of our technical achievements in 2011 and 2012.

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The Perks of Going Virtual at UNB

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Posted: February 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, TechSpeak in Translation


Most of us have seen Neo and Trinity from The Matrix plug into a virtual world much larger than the physical seat they’re sitting in. Similarly, UNB is able to plug into and use approximately 120 virtual servers that only take up the space of about 18 physical servers. These virtual servers work just like real servers, allowing for data storage and running IT services, except they require...

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Want free money on your UCard Last week to enter

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Posted: February 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


If you have a UNB photo ID you already have a UCard. UCard’s ‘Double Your Deposit’ contest for students closes this Saturday night at 11:59 p.m. To enter, just deposit money on your UCard using UCard Online, accessed through the Quick Launch Menu in your myUNB Portal. Two names will be randomly drawn Monday morning and if you’re the lucky winner, UCard will double your deposit (up to a max...

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Management Briefing - ConnectEd

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Posted: February 26, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


Background In 2011, ITS determined that enterprise‐level productivity tools such as email, file sharing, printing, etc. had to be replaced. Novell products like Groupwise no longer served UNB’s needs nor our growing Mac population, and the technologies supporting these products were long past their ‘best before’ date. After extensive internal and external consultation and review, the Microsoft...

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Cut your time spent scrolling through Word in half with Split Screen

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Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Working on a lengthy document in Microsoft Word like your thesis or a journal article? Word has a nifty little trick that can make working in a long document much simpler, especially if you’re working on a single monitor. Split Screen lets you see two parts of your document at the same time so you can work in two places at once instead of continually scrolling back and forth. To split your...

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Phase 3 of VoIP Migrations on the Horizon

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Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Next Wednesday, February 27, ITS will be migrating 505 more telephone lines on the UNB Fredericton campus over to the new VoIP telephone system, making it the largest group of migrations to date. Once complete, a grand total of approximately 1500 phones on campus will have been moved over to the new system. What do faculty and staff in phase 3 have to look forward to? Just like their colleagues...

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Stapler Who needs one when you have a photocopier

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Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Have a bunch of booklets or information packets to put together? Many departmental photocopiers on campus can staple your pages for you so by the time you arrive at the printer your bundles are already prepped for distribution. Before you press print, save yourself some time and give it a try: 1. In your document, go to ‘Print‘ > ‘Printer Properties‘. 2. On the Setup tab, under ‘Staple’,...

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Three Signs of a Safe Online Transaction

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Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Making arrangements online for your big trip down south this winter? Before you pull out your credit card and enter any personal information to book your room on the resort or that highly anticipated swim with dolphins, make sure you check for these three things on the website: 1. The URL of the website begins with https (not http). Https means any information you enter on the site, whether...

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Keeping your Smartphone Virus-Free

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Posted: February 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Did you know that your Smartphone is at risk to viruses and other types of malware just like your computer? From usernames and passwords you have tucked away in your notes so you don’t forget them, to your credit card information stored in your iTunes account, to contact information for all your family and friends, it should come as no surprise that Smartphones are a popular target for cyber...

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Need a scheduling assistant You ve got one

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Posted: February 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Do you spend a lot of time playing phone or email tag trying to schedule meetings with your colleagues around campus? Your UNB connectEd Outlook email has a solution for that. Outlook provides a scheduling assistant that makes it easy to compare schedules with other faculty, staff and even meeting rooms on campus so you have no trouble finding a meeting time and place that works for everyone....

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Tim s Coffee Your UCard A Unicorn s Life Spared

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Posted: February 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Know what goes perfectly with a Tim’s coffee? One of those yummy sprinkled doughnuts. You know what else? Saving unicorns. Did you know the UCard is the only payment method, other than cash, accepted by the Tim Horton’s in the SUB? Want to know other places you can use your UCard and save a unicorn? Residence Dining Halls McConnell Hall DKT Dining Hall McLeod House Retail...

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