Category Archives: 2010 November IS Newsletter

How to set up your mobile device to access your Microsoft Exchange enterprise e-mail and calendar

To set up Outlook on your BlackBerry, iPhone or Droid, search myKnowledge for “Outlook on [name of device]” and click “Search”.  Directions are specific for each device and include screenshots to guide you in the step-by-step installation for your unit. You may access myKnowledge via the link at the top of any page on this website, or […]

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Benefits of Using the Remote Access Service (VPN)

Last year, Information Services introduced a “Virtual Private Network” (VPN) which provides end-to-end secure access between a remote computer and on-campus computing resources. From home or another location, you are able access your desktop or servers that are on-campus. All faculty and staff at Northeastern may use the Remote Access Service (VPN). Some of the benefits of NU’s VPN […]

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The Apple iPad

The Apple iPad sold three million units in its first eleven weeks.  It is currently selling at a rate of about 4.5 million per quarter, and is on its way to becoming the fourth-largest category of consumer electronics, behind televisions, smart phones, and notebook computers. For many consumers, the iPad will not replace the computer.  They will use the iPad […]

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Office 2010 for Microsoft Windows

Beginning on November 22nd, Office 2010 will become available for use on all Windows-based Northeastern computers.   Office 2010 is the latest version of Microsoft Office for the Windows operating system, and provides many new features.  Office 2010 will come standard with the Windows 7 NUnet image on Dell PCs ordered after November 22nd. In addition, Office […]

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Windows 7 for Faculty and Staff Computers

Beginning on November 22, 2010, all newly ordered Dell PCs for faculty and staff uses will come with Windows 7 as the new default operating system and the Windows 7 NUnet image, including Office 2010, preinstalled.  This configuration has been thoroughly tested over the past few months by beta-testers from Information Technology Services and others […]

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Personal Mobile Service offerings to Northeastern Employees

Did you know that Northeastern has partnered with our two major mobile phone service providers (AT&T and Sprint) to offer discounted service to Northeastern employees? It’s true! Faculty and staff are eligible for a 15% discount on their personal mobile phone accounts for most plans from AT&T and Sprint.  Discounted rates on equipment may also be available. In both […]

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