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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Another CRA-themed phishing email is on the loose

ITS

Posted: April 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, IT Announcements


Have you received an email that looks like an INTERAC e-transfer from the Canada Revenue Agency? Almost looks legitimate, right? Well, don’t be fooled by this email scam. Cyber Criminals are creative with the way they try to catch unsuspecting victims with their phishing emails. With INTERAC e-transfer becoming a popular choice for transferring money, scammers are betting on users to overlook...

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Lync Skype for Business now at UNB

ITS

Posted: April 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


Available for all faculty, staff and students, Lync/Skype for Business is now at UNB! Visit ITS’s Get Lync webpage for instructions on how to set up all your devices with this new communication and collaboration tool. What’s so great about Lync/Skype for Business?  You can use this new service to start an Instant Message, video call, voice chat, share screens/programs, and edit documents with...

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The ITS Help Desk Summer Hours are now in effect

ITS

Posted: April 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest, IT Announcements


With the winter term over and the last day of exams behind us, the ITS Help Desk located in the Harriet Irving Library is now on Summer Hours. Visit the Help Desk from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday and 10:00 am – 4:30 pm on weekends and holidays from now until September. Unable to visit the Help Desk in person during those hours? No problem – Give them a call at 453-5199 or email...

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Get ready for UNB s Launch Week April 26 to May 1

ITS

Posted: April 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


Next week, ITS will be launching several new services to kick start the summer for students, faculty, and staff. Sunday, April 26: The new myUNB Portal - With a responsive design and new features for ease of access on all devices, the new myUNB Portal will continue to provide you with a secure, one-stop shop for your UNB IT services. Wednesday, April 29: Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business -...

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Microsoft Lync Skype for Business coming to UNB April 29

ITS

Posted: April 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest, IT Announcements


Beginning April 29, it’s going to be easier than ever to work, communicate and share  with your fellow  students, faculty, and staff at UNB. Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business is the latest addition to UNB’s connectEd productivity toolkit. Have a quick question for a colleague? Send them an instant message through Lync. Wondering if your professor is available for a quick chat? Check their...

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MS Office FREE for Faculty Staff Starting May 1

ITS

Posted: April 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements, General Interest


Beginning May 1, faculty and staff can enjoy the convenience of being able to download the full MS Office Suite for free on personal devices! Students - You already have access to the full MS Office Suite for free . This free download gives you  full access to the entire MS Office Suite, including: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook OneNote Access Lync InfoPath Do you want MS Office on more than...

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The new myUNB Portal is just around the corner Coming April 26

ITS

Posted: April 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community, IT Announcements


Only a few days to go until the new myUNB Portal is available to UNB faculty, staff and students! Giving you many of the same helpful functions and features of the existing Portal, the new myUNB Portal also comes with some additional perks, including: A Responsive Design so you can use it easily on any device Sneak peeks at the latest postings in myUNB News, the UNB Newsroom and even...

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Track your phone with ease the next time you accidentally misplace it

ITS

Posted: April 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Have you ever forgotten your phone somewhere while on the go, and can’t remember exactly where? You can track your Android devices from your computer with no prior setup required. Visit the Google Store (store.google.com) and sign in with your Gmail account that is registered on your lost mobile device by clicking the 3 lines in the top left corner and selecting SIGN IN. Once you are signed...

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Management Briefing - Launch Week 2015

ITS

Posted: April 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, Management Briefings


New and improved services for students, faculty and staff ITS is very pleased to be launching 3 services next week—a reinvented myUNB portal, Lync/Skype for Business, and free Office downloads for faculty and staff. All of these products and features build on ConnectEd, UNB’s suite of productivity applications and services. As you will discover, we’re extending functionality to unprecedented...

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Get your UNB computer repaired while away on vacation

ITS

Posted: April 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Is your UNB computer acting unusual or becoming extremely slow? Maybe something isn’t working at all anymore? UNB Faculty and Staff can have their UNB owned computers repaired usually at no expense to make sure you can work as efficient as possible with a functional machine. Any potential costs or other issues would be discussed, before proceeding with any repair work. If you’ve been putting...

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Find a study space that fits your needs with ease

ITS

Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Looking for somewhere quiet to study for your remaining exams? Or perhaps you’re looking for a space to  meet up with friends to share and discuss notes and study as a group? UNB has assigned official exam study spaces across the Fredericton campus for all your needs. These study spaces are available straight through to the end of exams on April 22, between the hours of 8 am to 11 pm during the...

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Have your Checklist ready the next time you receive a fishy email

ITS

Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, Tips and Tricks, General Interest


As more people become aware of email scams, it forces scammers to get more creative with their phishing attempts. Email scams can look almost identical to a legitimate one. Not everyone has the time to spend hours investigating an email to ensure its legitimacy. That’s why we created a 4-step check list to help you quickly and easily identify if an email is a scam. Check who the email is...

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Make sure you re spending the right money on your UCard at the right time

ITS

Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Do you have both Meal Plan Cash and UCard Cash on your UCard? Only one of them expires at the end of the term! Know the difference before you start spending extra money. Your UCard Cash carries over from year to year so you don’t have to worry about it expiring at the end of the semester. Save it for next year for printing, snacks, or even textbooks at the UNB Bookstore. Do you have excess...

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Access your myUNB Portal through the UNB App beginning April 26

ITS

Posted: April 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, myUNB Portal Project


As of April 26, it’s going to be easier than ever to access your UNB IT services and information while on the go. The new myUNB Portal being launched later this month will be available directly through the UNB app on your mobile device, giving you quick and easy access from anywhere to all the UNB tools and information you need. Not only that, but the new Portal’s fully responsive design will...

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Bon Voyage Set up your Away Greeting so others know you re not in the office

ITS

Posted: April 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you planning to go on vacation to enjoy some warm weather? Or maybe you’re doing some home renovations? Whatever the reason for taking some time off, make sure to set your Away Greeting on your VoIP phone so others know you’re out of the office.  After you have set up your VoIP away greeting, you will also be prompted to set up automatic email replies. To set up an Out-of-Office...

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Good luck on Exams UNB

ITS

Posted: April 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


As another year of classes draws to a close, it’s time once again to begin cracking down for exams. Are you looking for a new study spot to settle down in and hit the books? Over the past few weeks, tidBiTS has been featuring study spaces around campus that students can take full advantage of during exam time, from  rooms for group studying, to quiet study spaces, to study spots close to snacks...

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Is your Android Device actually turned off New PowerOffHijack Malware works when you think your phone is shutdown

ITS

Posted: April 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, IT Announcements


Have you ever considered downloading an app from an unofficial Android App store? Here’s a reason NOT TO. A new malware threat that arose earlier this year is lurking in unofficial app stores waiting to hijack your phone’s shutdown process. Just when you think you’ve shut down your phone,  the PowerOffHijack malware goes to work recording audio, making outgoing calls, taking pictures, and more,...

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12th Annual Faculty of Computer Science Research Expo

ITS

Posted: April 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


If you’re in need of a blast of inspiration and creativity, or want to learn about new opportunities and collaborations in IT right here at UNB, do not miss out on the Faculty of Computer Science’s 12th annual Research Exposition. The Research Expo showcases UNB’s faculty and students’ research, as well as features a keynote speaker from IBM Ottawa. This all-day event is a great way to learn...

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Get your study session in before working out at the Currie Centre

ITS

Posted: April 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Trying to be more active but have a hard time fitting in workouts between your study sessions? Take your books with you to the Currie Centre on the Fredericton campus.. With comfortable seating and a number of tables that seat 4, the main lobby on the fourth floor is a great place to squeeze in some quick study sessions before hitting the gym. If you’re looking for a nice view while you work,...

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Management Briefing - New Enterprise Web Strategy

ITS

Posted: April 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background PET recently approved the third consecutive UNB Web Strategy sponsored jointly by ITS and C&M; the earlier editions have worked well, and have provided UNB with a solid foundation of state-of-the-art web infrastructure that is highly usable on a multitude of devices and platforms. However, while the web continues to be a critical information communication and marketing asset to the...

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Ransomware Don t let Cybercriminals take your computer hostage

ITS

Posted: April 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Malware has the ability to not just steal your information, but  also hold it hostage without actually removing the information from the computer, or stealing the computer itself. How does this happen? Ransomware, a form of Malicious Software, has the ability to encrypt and lock your personal files so even you can’t access them. When you try to access a locked file, a notification may pop up...

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Retirement Celebration for Fred Webber

ITS

Posted: April 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements


On Tuesday, March 31, ITS staff gathered to celebrate Fred Webber, who retired after  36 years at the University of New Brunswick. Fred’s story first started in 1979 when he began his career at UNB as an Electronics Technician for the Department of Electrical Engineering. In 1996 he moved just a few hundred  feet down the hall to become a Systems Analyst for ITS, and it was there that he...

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Where will you find your next Easter Egg

ITS

Posted: April 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


With Easter just around the corner, why not mix it up this year and search the web for Easter eggs! No... not ACTUAL eggs, we’re talking about virtual kind - hidden messages and features that developers hide either on their website, or in software. To help you get started on your hunt, here are a few virtual Easter eggs that the tidBiTS team found: 1)      If you are a frequent visitor of...

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