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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Faculty and Staff Photo ID Re-card Fredericton Campus Only

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Posted: July 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, Our Community


Have you received your new UNB Photo ID? Beat the fall rush and get it now! Starting now, faculty and staff can come to the UNB Card Office in the SUB to get their new UCard (UNB Photo ID). The UCard contains new technology, a fresh new design and enhanced security features. Why do you need to get your UCard now? In one word – Access. New tap & go technology will be used to access buildings as...

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Tell it like IT is Library Study Rooms

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Posted: July 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, Tips and Tricks, General Interest


This week’s Tell it like IT is goes out to students, and answers the question: “How do I book study rooms in the libraries?” Library study rooms can always be booked in person, but we know another quick and easy method that allows you to book a room from anywhere, online: Step 1. Go to the UNB Libraries website, and from the main page, click Group Study Rooms, under Quick Links. Step 2....

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Word Lens - The new Translator App

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Posted: July 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, Geek Speak


Have you ever travelled to a country with a foreign language and couldn’t read the signs or menus? With Word Lens, you will never have that problem again! The new app works on road signs, restaurant menus, billboards, and more. By aiming your mobile device’s camera at the words you need translated, Word Lens will magically translate the words on your screen. All you have to do is set which...

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Head Hall Data Centre Renovation Update

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Posted: July 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, IT Announcements


The Head Hall Data Centre is getting a makeover! To ensure students, faculty, and staff are always getting the best in IT services, the data centre located in Head Hall room D10 will be getting an upgrade throughout the coming year. HD-10 is also home to ITS Procurement, which will be relocating temporarily to Head Hall room D69 (directly across the hall from the Procurement Service Window)...

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Tell it like IT is Discover when meeting rooms are available

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Posted: July 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Last year tidBiTS posted a simple way to know when meetings rooms are available within Microsoft Outlook on a Windows computer. But what about the Outlook Web App? This week’s Tell it like IT is has you covered. Step 1. Navigate to your Outlook Calendar and click on the Share tab. Select Add Calendar. Step 2. Click Name... Step 3. Select All Rooms. From here you can browse the list of...

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Your IT Services during Post-Tropical Storm Arthur

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Posted: July 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements


If you were checking in with UNB during Post-Tropical storm Arthur, you may have noticed that your IT Services were still up and running, regardless of UNB’s Fredericton campus being without power for multiple days beginning Saturday, July 5. Thanks to an industry-scale generator and large batteries that keep data centres, servers, and networks up and running, your IT services are able to...

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Hotel guests targeted by Cybercriminals

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

Category: General Interest, TechSpeak in Translation


Do you use public computers at hotels while on business trips or vacations? Your personal and banking information may be at risk! Cybercriminals are targeting public computers at hotels by installing keyloggers, which save any keystrokes you press. This information is then sent via email to the cybercriminal. What does this mean? With your keystrokes, cybercriminals are able to identify credit...

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Tell it like IT is Sending large files

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

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, Our Community


This week our Tell it like IT is answers the questions “How do I send large files?” If you are trying to send a file too big for email, UNB’s Secure File Drop is there to help. With a storage limit of 512MB, UNB’s File Drop is a safe method for sending large files to your colleagues at UNB. Recipients have up to a week to access and download the file before it is removed from the server. This...

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management Briefing - A silver Lining in Post-Tropical Storm Arthur

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Posted: July 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background In recent years ITS has invested heavily in equipment and facilities to ensure continuity during disruptions due to severe weather and other events. An industrial‐scale power generator, fueled by natural gas, was installed at Head Hall in 2012, and has been kept in a state of readiness ever since. When in operation, the generator keeps large batteries charged, which in turn power...

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus Upgrade

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Posted: July 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, IT Announcements


On Wednesday, July 9, ITS initiated an automated upgrade to all UNB-owned Windows 7 Computers for UNB’s Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Why we did this: The Kaspersky upgrade is part of an overarching initiative to better secure UNB systems and data against computer viruses and malware. How does it affect you? You should notice no performance issues from Kaspersky being installed and running. It will...

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Retirement Celebration for Mary-Lou Mowat

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Posted: July 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, IT Announcements, Our Community


Some may think that 10, or even 20 years is a long time to be with an organization, but that’s not the case for ITS’s Mary-Lou Mowat who has been with UNB for 32 years! July 18 will mark her final day at the university before enjoying retirement. Currently a Senior Procurement Analyst, Mary-Lou has had 5 different positions at UNB, all within ITS. In addition to working hard as a staff member,...

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Tell it like IT is Scheduling vacation in Microsoft Outlook

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Posted: July 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


tidBiTS has returned this week with another helpful edition of Tell it like IT is. Do your colleagues ever schedule you for a meeting right in the middle of your vacation, even though you put it on your Outlook calendar? This could be because your vacation was set as “free” within Outlook rather than “busy” or “out of office”. Fortunately there is a quick and easy way to mark your vacation as...

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5 Odd Questions Adrian McNamara

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Posted: July 3, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


It’s a new month, so we’re bringing you a new 5 Odd Questions! We asked Adrian McNamara to share some exciting facts about himself! What is your role at ITS? My title with ITS is Business Development Officer. My role is to seek out marketing opportunities while carrying out and capturing areas of business development for UCard and Print Services. 1. Do you think the real Slim Shady will...

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Access Manager - New UNB access control service coming this summer

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Posted: July 3, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Great news, faculty and staff! This August, ITS will be deploying Access Manager, a self-service application available through the myUNB Portal for managing and controlling access to UNB IT services and data. Why are we doing this? By clearly identifying the individual accesses of faculty and staff and applying consistent expiry dates to each access, Access Manager will help ensure the right...

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New Malware targeting Android Phones

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Posted: July 3, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, TechSpeak in Translation


If you thought your phone was safe, think again! Cybercriminals are getting smarter and smarter every day, and have even developed ways to attack you through your cellphone. By sending links through text messages, unsuspecting users can get directed to webpages and offered illegitimate apps that may cause harm, or steal personal information from their mobile devices. Google has been very...

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Ransomware - Malicious Software on the rise

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Posted: July 3, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, TechSpeak in Translation


Have you heard of ransomware? Another form of malicious software is on the rise, locking valuable computer files and data away from users with a powerful encryption tool. How do you get your files back? Retrieving your files is no easy task. The ransomware usually demands payment to regain access, otherwise the locked files and data will be unrecoverable. Criminals using ransomware are not...

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Tell it like IT is A Quick way to access your UNB Files from home - Part 2

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Posted: July 3, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Last week, Tell it like IT is showed you how to easily access your UNB files at home from a Windows computer, but what about from a Mac? Students, faculty and staff can easily access their UNB H: Drive and any departmental drives they have access to from a Mac in a way similar to Windows, as long as you are connected to UNB’s Virtual Private Network (accessed via your myUNB Portal). Step 1....

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UNB s New Responsive Website Showcased at Google Conference

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Posted: July 3, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Projects, IT Announcements


Every year Google holds a developer-focused conference called Google I/O - Input/Output or Innovation in the Open. At this year’s conference, UNB was given the opportunity to show off its new responsive web design to over 5000 participants. Showcased at Google I/O was how UNB’s design is seamlessly implemented on all Android devices, and how to do responsive web design the right way. UNB’s...

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