December 2008

Vol. 7, No. 2


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Power Down for the Holidays

CIS Staff

Power DownCIS encourages the UNH community to conserve energy this holiday break by following these environmentally friendly tips: » more...


VPN Required to Download McAfee From Off Campus

CIS Staff

vpnThe UNH Virtual Private Network (VPN) is now required to access UNH McAfee anti-virus software from off campus. Visit and login using your UNH username and password prior to downloading virus protection from Please call the CIS Help Desk at 862-4242 with any questions.

Notice to Parallels Users - New Version Available

CIS Staff

Parallels for MacIf you purchased Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac after September 1, 2008 you may be eligible for a free upgrade to Parallels 4.0. Visit to learn more.

Tech Notes: The Mighty Mini 9

Katherine Derby

Dell Mini 9Dell introduced the Mini 9 to their successful lineup of Inspiron computers in September. This "netbook" computer weighs in at just over 2 pounds and features a 9-inch screen, making it a small and portable computer solution. » more...


Google Releases Chrome

Nikky Homstad

Google ChromeGoogle's Chrome, a new internet browser, offers a beautifully clean, minimalist user interface. And while Chrome is based on the "less is more" concept, it offers a plethora of fun and exciting new features. » more...

Outlook 2007 Calendar: Out of Office/Busy Tip

Nikky Homstad

OutlookCreating an 'All Day Event' in Outlook 2007 will not, by default, mark your calendar as 'Busy' or 'Out of Office.' Instead, it will show your calendar as 'Free.' » more...


Mac Tip of the Month: OSX Screen Captures

Jason Boucher

LeopardScreen captures have many uses, including Web graphics, images in Powerpoint presentation, or how-to-screens for training documents. Mac OSX users can create a screen capture of any size... » more...

UNH Cyber Security Year

Petr Brym

In October, UNH recognized National Cyber Security month. October is long gone, but this does not mean that we can lower our guard against would-be hackers, malicious software, E-mail scams, and other threats. » more...

Outlook Tip - Renaming Archive folders

Kathryn Ellis

Do you have multiple archive folders open in your Outlook 2007 or 2003, but no way to tell them apart? You can rename archive folders, giving them names that help you tell one folder from another, such as FY08 Archive or Before 2006 Archive. .» more...


Word 2007: Readability Statistics

Martin England

Word 2007Noise is defined as anything that interferes with the reception and comprehension of a message in the communications business. It can exist on a literal level, such as a loud air conditioner which interferes with a conversation between two people, but it can also be a matter of semantics. This includes the use of jargon instead of accessible words. As Mark Twain once wrote, "Never use a two bit word where a nickel word will do." According to the Informatics Review... » more...

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