tidBiTS
Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Management Briefing - EDUCAUSE Top Ten Tech Trends 2014

ITS

Posted: June 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background EDUCAUSE is an international organization devoted to research and support of technology in higher education. For many years an expert panel of CIOs, researchers, and industry leaders has been convened by EDUCAUSE to examine technology trends, and to come up with a list of ten that have emerged as important to a very broad range of higher‐ed users and practitioners. ITS monitors the...

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Don t get caught by the new iTunes phishing scam

ITS

Posted: June 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, IT Security, General Interest


Dear Customer… Your account is now locked. If you have received an email that starts something like this, do not listen to it! There is a new phishing scam targeting Apple users, threatening to lock their iTunes account if they do not update their account. If you clicked the link the email provided, you’d see something like this: Most companies will never ask for this information in an...

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Find out where Construction is happening on the UNB Fredericton Campus

ITS

Posted: June 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest, Our Community


With the recent lane closures on the Westmorland Street bridge and resulting traffic delays, summer construction has been a popular topic of conversation on the UNB Fredericton campus these past few days. Did you know UNB has its own construction map to keep you in the loop about exactly when, and where, work is being done around the Fredericton campus? This interactive map uses caution icons...

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Tell it like IT is A Quick way to access your UNB Files from home

ITS

Posted: June 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest, TechSpeak in Translation


We are back this week with another exciting issue of Tell it like IT is. Our pet peeve this week is: “I want a faster way than myFiles (accessed through the myUNB Portal) to access my UNB Files from home on a personal computer.” We have just the trick! This guide will show you how to create shortcuts to your personal H:/ and Departmental shared drives, right from your personal Windows...

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Get your MacBook repaired at UNB

ITS

Posted: June 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, IT Announcements, General Interest


Did you know that UNB's IT Repair Shop is Apple certified? For a fee, students, faculty and staff can get their personal Mac computers repaired by ITS right here on the Fredericton campus. Just bring your Mac to the ITS Service Window, located in Head Hall, room D11 and you won't have to worry about mailing it off for repairs. Their hours of operation are: Summer: 8:00a.m. - 3:30p.m. Monday to...

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Microsoft Office - Free for Students

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Posted: June 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, IT Announcements


Thinking about picking up a copy of the Microsoft Office Suite for school this fall? Save your money! The Full Microsoft Office Suite is available for free for all UNB Students, right from your UNB email account. This includes: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook OneNote Access Lync InfoPath Download the entire suite now for free! Instructions for PC Instructions for Mac Don’t miss out! This free,...

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Tell it like IT is Printing from your Laptop on Campus

ITS

Posted: June 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, Tips and Tricks, General Interest


We’re back with a new issue of Tell it like IT is. This week’s pet peeve is from a student: “I want to print from my laptop instead of going to a lab, is there a way for me to do this?” The easiest way to do this is through myPrint in your myUNB Portal. It’s simple, and fast! TIP: First things first, make sure there is enough money on your UCard for your Print Job. You can check your balance...

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Management Briefing - Introducing Access Manager 1 0

ITS

Posted: June 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background Access control is an activity that ensures users—primarily full and part‐time faculty and staff—of UNB IT systems have appropriate access rights to the various resources they need to carry out myriad tasks on UNB’s computing infrastructure and services. The Access Control unit within ITS is responsible for ensuring appropriate access is provided in a timely and efficient manner...

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Now is your chance to Opt-out of Spam

ITS

Posted: June 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, TechSpeak in Translation, IT Security


Starting to see eNewsletters from companies asking you to ‘opt-in’ to continue to receive their newsletters? There is a reason for that! Effective July 1, Canada is introducing a new Anti-Spam Legislation. This means that businesses will no longer be allowed to send any form of commercial electronic messages (email, text, cellphone) unless provided with consent from the consumer. While you...

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Tell it like IT is Archiving Old Emails

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Posted: June 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest, Tips and Tricks


We are back this week with a new issue of Tell it like IT is! Our latest pet peeve comes from Tony Diamond, who had this to say: “My outlook quota is almost always full; I could trim it down a lot if I could save contents of some folders elsewhere…” We have a solution for you, Tony! Within Microsoft Outlook, you can setup auto-archiving so a copy of all your email messages (or those of...

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Twilight - Android App to help you Sleep

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Posted: June 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you having trouble falling asleep after using your smartphone or tablet at night? Twilight may be the solution for you! Twilight is a free app for Android devices that makes your device screen adapt to the time of the day. The app protects your eyes by applying a soft red filter at night. The intensity of the filter is adjusted to your local sun cycle, so it knows to wait until later on...

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UNB s Transition to Telus Status Update

ITS

Posted: June 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community, IT Announcements


UNB’s transition to Telus is nearly two-thirds complete, with more than 250 devices converted as of the end of May. Staff at the Mobility Centre are now contacting UNB cellphone, smartphone, tablet and data device users who have not converted to book their appointments. For faculty and staff in Saint John, Facilities Management staff will be in touch to confirm appointments for June 17. For...

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5 Odd Questions Yvonne Dunnett

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


It’s that time again, for 5 Odd Questions! We asked Yvonne Dunnett to share, and she didn’t hold back! What is your role at ITS? My role at ITS is “Customer Service Representative” at the UNB Card Office, meaning I try to keep everyone happy. From processing new and replacement ID cards, doing deposits on cards, using the system to help resolve customer questions or issues, troubleshooting...

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Another World s First for UNB Dermoskeletics Research Centre

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


UNB is teaming up with B-Temia, a Quebec company, to develop new dermo-skeleton technology: wearable robotics to assist people with a limited capacity of walking. With UNB's Institute of BioMedical Engineering and the Canadian Forces Base in Gagetown so close, the Fredericton Campus is the perfect location to host the World's First Research Centre for Dermoskeletics. The Research Centre will...

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Tell it like IT is

ITS

Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest, Our Community


This week we are starting a new column in tidBiTS called Tell it like IT is! We want to hear about any pet peeves you may have with your IT services and we’ll provide you with a quick fix. This week’s pet peeve is: “I can’t search by last name in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book”. We’ve got a solution for that! First, click Address Book, (located to the far right of the Outlook Home...

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