November 2008

Vol. 7, No. 1


UNH CIS Signals
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CIS Document Imaging Group: Making Paperless Possible

Martin England

Making Paperless PossibleIn a world ripe with new technologies, there may be no single item more in peril of being added to the office furniture endangered list than the filing cabinet. These metal behemoths are quickly going the way of the typewriter, rolodex, or computer punch card while occupying the same relative floor space as a refrigerator. They also represent inefficiency (manual filing) akin to hand mimeographing (we now know copiers work much faster).

The Computing and Information Services (CIS) Document Imaging Group (DIG), part of the Enterprise Computing Group, are true change agents, and have the unique challenge of altering the way many campus departments do business. » more...


McAfee - Update on How to Download From Off Campus

CIS Staff

McAfee Security iconThe UNH Virtual Private Network (VPN) is now required to access UNH anti-virus software from off campus. Visit and login using your UNH username and password prior to downloading virus protection from Please call the Help Desk at 603-862-4242 with any questions.

Voice Your Opinion on Supported Products

CIS Staff

VoteThe Supported Products Advisory Committee (SPAC) is looking for feedback concerning the computing products and services you currently use. SPAC would also like to receive suggestions for additional items you think should be supported. » more...

Information Technology Laws You Should Know

Petr Brym

Police Car LightsDid you know that attempting to access another person’s computer account is not only a violation of the UNH policy on Acceptable Use for Information Technology Resources, but may be a crime? » more...


Computer Accounts for New Employees - Navigating the Process

Paul Hodgdon and Diane Byron

AccountsComputer accounts are essential to accessing many UNH resources, and every manager wants to have these accounts up and running for new employees on their first day of work. This can be a challenge as UNH Usernames are only created if the entire Human Resources business cycle is completed for status employees. This involves coordination with the new employee, the departmental Business Service Center (BSC), Human Resources and the completion of the I-9 and Employee Personnel Action Form (EPAF) forms. » more...

CIS Website Updated

CIS Staff

world wide webThe Computing and Information Services (CIS) homepage has been updated to include the latest CIS News and System Status information for USNH Central Systems, including service interruptions, scheduled downtimes, security updates/alerts, and system changes. Please visit to view the new layout. Use the ‘Contact Webmaster’ link located in the footer of the CIS homepage to submit your feedback.


E911 Update

UNH Telecom

E911In July 2008, CIS Telecom and Client Services updated Telecom Account Managers (TAMs) and Business Service Center (BSC) contacts regarding preparation for bringing all UNH telephone services into compliance with the State of New Hampshire E911 regulations (one physical address with each calling party’s telephone number.) During October, Telecom began contacting UNH TAMs to identify each department’s services affected by this change. » more...

Computing @UNH - Office 2007 Migration

Jason Boucher and Diane Bryon

Office 2007Over the past six months, many UNH departments have upgraded Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2007.

The CIS Training Center offers a course to meet the needs of UNH staff upgrading to Office 2007. » more ...

VMware Fusion 2 - Upgrade Now Available

Katherine Derby

vmwareUNH CIS has published an informational website on phishing as part of its ongoing efforts to educate the UNH community about cyber security.» more...


Shortcut to Brilliant - Adobe Releases Creative Suite 4

Katherine Derby

Adobe CS4If you’re like me, the first thing you ask yourself with a new release is, “What has this one got that the other one didn’t?” The news of CS4 was a hard pill to swallow, considering Adobe’s last release (CS3) took place only a year and a half ago. But, during the release announcement, Adobe was quick to point out that CS4 is a major overhaul of CS3, includes hundreds of new features, and is a complete rewrite of many of their applications. » more...

Apple Issues Safety Notice: iPhone 3G USB Adaptor

CIS Staff

The following announcement was issued by Apple in September 2008: “Apple announced the Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Exchange program.“ » more ...

Tip of the Month: Review Tab Features for Collaborative Editing in Word 2007

Nikky Homstad

Collaboratively editing documents in Word 2007 can be made easier with the use of the Review tab features, including Comments, Tracking, and Changes. » more...


IT @ UNH: New Library Homepage Provides New Look and Functionality

Tracey Lauder

When we started the new academic year, the Library introduced a new look and expanded functionality on its homepage. Heavily-used information, formerly available solely in the drop-down menus, is now also listed in columns to make it easily visible. A ‘simple keyword’ search box was added to provide tabs that allow you to search on the course reserves, digital collections and the new library catalog keyword search engine, a groundbreaking interface that uses Web 2.0 sophistication to eliminate the obstacles between library users and library collections. » more...


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