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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

A handy resource to help you avoid construction on the UNB Fredericton campus

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Posted: May 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


It’s that time of year again, when bull dozers, dump trucks and construction crews are hard at work  all over the city and campus. Did you know there’s an easy way to avoid construction sites during your daily commute to UNB? Check out the UNB Construction map, which drops a pin wherever there is construction happening on the Fredericton campus. Do you see a pin on the way, or at your...

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Congratulations UNB Grads of 2015

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Posted: May 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Happy #UNBgrad week! This week we celebrate with the many students who have completed their degrees and have the privilege of walking across the stage to receive their diplomas during the 186th Encaenia in Fredericton and 41st Spring Convocation in Saint John. Among this year’s graduates are five of ITS’s own employees who will be graduating from their respective programs. Congratulations...

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Connect your Mac and iPhone even further with MacID

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Posted: May 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you looking for new ways to connect your iPhone and Mac? Or are you trying to find an easier way to seamlessly lock and unlock your Apple devices? Now you can do both – with the MacID App. By downloading the app and installing it onto your Mac, you can lock and unlock your Mac right from your iPhone. You can also set your Mac to automatically lock when you walk away with your iPhone in...

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5 Odd Questions Karie Appleyard

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

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This week we are bringing you a new edition of 5 Odd Questions featuring ITS’s own Karie Appleyard. We asked Karie what her role is in ITS: My role in ITS is Human Resources Assistant. Now, for the 5 Odd Questions! 1)      What is your perfect pizza? Cheeseburger pizza ….homemade crust, a little sauce, lots of hamburger and cheese 2)      If you could spend the day with any celebrity who would...

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Don t forget about Page 2 in the new myUNB Portal

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

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Did you know? You can now access features in your eServices with just one click through the new myUNB Portal. From your Launch Menu, just select Page 2 and you will be able to go straight to managing your course registration, class schedule, and even your UNB financial information without navigating through eServices first. What’s your favourite feature in the new myUNB Portal? Let us know by...

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Don t hand over your Credit Card number to Bell Aliant Themed Email Scam

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

Category: General Interest, IT Security


Have you received an email supposedly from Bell Aliant notifying you you’ve been charged for paper billing and requesting your banking information to view your bills online? Don’t be fooled by this well-crafted email scam. If you receive any email that smells phishy, especially if it’s asking for personal information, always go to the company’s website from your web browser (do NOT click any...

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Don t let your Android device get locked for ransom

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Posted: May 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, IT Announcements


A new ransomware is on the loose, targeting Android users in Canada. This new malicious software has the ability to make your Android device almost unusable by locking screens and displaying fake government warnings. The malware is reported to slip onto devices from unofficial app stores that advertise adult content and, once in place, locks your phone and demands a ransom to be paid via PayPal...

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Have your next meeting online with Skype for Business

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Posted: May 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Are you trying to book a meeting room, but just can’t find one available? Hold your next meeting online with UNB’s Skype for Business. Now you can book a meeting, without the room! When you create a meeting in MS Outlook 2013 or 2011 for Mac, you can select Lync/Skype Meeting in the toolbar at the top of the window. This will place a Join Lync/Skype Meeting link in the description for your...

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Need to make a trip to the ER or a clinic Check the wait list with WaitShare

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Posted: May 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Do you find yourself dreading the inevitable wait to get in to see a doctor at clinics or even the ER at the hospital? If only there was a way to check the wait time before going… Now there is – WaitShare; available for Android, Apple, and even in your web browser. WaitShare lets people share their wait times at hospitals, clinics, and even pharmacies, to help others determine the best and...

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Get a Sneak peak at the latest tidBiTS in the new myUNB Portal

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Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project


Did you know you can now preview the latest tidBiTS postings without even leaving your myUNB Portal? The new myUNB Portal launched in April lets you take a sneak peak at the latest stories in tidBiTS, myUNB News and the UNB Newsroom, all with just the click of your mouse or tap of your finger. Just log in, look for the News box, then click the heading of whatever you would like to read. You can...

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Get up to speed fast with Microsoft Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

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Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Have you recently upgraded to MS Office 2013 and need a crash course to get familiar with the new look and feel? Microsoft has you covered. Available as free PDF downloads, Microsoft has created easy-to-read Quick Start Guides on how to do everything from customizing the ribbon on the top of your window in Word, to customizing a chart in Excel. Download a copy of the Quick Start Guide for your...

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Has your email account been pwned

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Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Tips and Tricks


Do you use your email address to sign up for online services, eNewsletters, online shopping, and more? Your email could be at risk. Websites are regularly attacked by cyber criminals for user data, such as email addresses and other personal information. So how can you know if your information is in jeopardy? haveibeenpwned.com can help. When you search for your email address or username on...

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Management Briefing - UNB s New Mobility Policy

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Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background Effective today, a new university-wide policy governs mobility eligibility, approval, procurement, and use. The policy reduces UNB exposure to a number of risks, including lack of transparency around device usage and total actual costs, management of individual contracts, and the security of devices and the information stored on them or accessible through them. ITS and Financial...

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