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Disabling Windows News and Interests

If you use Windows 10, you’ve likely noticed a new icon on the taskbar. Referred to by Windows as the “News and interests” tab, the icon appears in the form of a small weather forecast on the taskbar next to

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Software Available through Portal

Want to try a new Adobe Creative Cloud application? Wish the version of SPSS that’s installed on your college-owned computer matched the one in the labs? Need to install software when the ITS office is closed? ITS is launching a

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Forti Family Notifications

The move to the Forti family for Etown network protection brings some changes to the types and quantity of notifications that you might see. FortiClient Notifications: These pop-ups are displayed when changes are made to your computer or the FortiClient

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New Antivirus on Campus – FortiClient

Beginning this month, ITS will be deploying FortiClient, Etown’s new antivirus solution. This software will replace Cisco AMP for Endpoints and will be required on all computers accessing the college network for the 2021-22 academic year. FortiClient will be installed

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Protecting Your Account with MFA

At this time of year phishers and scammers are counting on you being too busy and distracted to pay real attention to their attacks. Entering your password in a malicious website (that is pretending to look like a legitimate Etown-related website)

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Maintain Account Access with MFA

We’re all getting ready to put the Fall 2020 semester behind us and prepare for 2021, but with the temporary shift away from our roles as Etown College community members we need to remember that network passwords still expire over

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Quarantine Email Folder

You may have seen a new folder called “Quarantine” in your email. And there may have been a message in the folder, but now it’s gone… No, you’re not seeing things! The folder and any messages in it are part

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RDP, VPN, MFA… WTH?

Recently overheard at the ITS Help Desk: To use that program from off campus, you can RDP into the terminal server, but in order to RDP you have to connect through VPN, and that requires that you have MFA set

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An Update to Edge is Coming

If you’re a PC user, you’ve probably seen information about the new version of Microsoft’s browser, Edge (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/01/15/new-year-new-browser-the-new-microsoft-edge-is-out-of-preview-and-now-available-for-download/). The new browser is based on the Chromium open-source project that Chrome uses. Over the next several weeks, college-owned computers will be

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Changes to the Ticket System

A recent upgrade to the Ticket System has slightly changed the appearance and process for creating and updating tickets. The primary change is to the updating process, but the display is slightly different for each aspect. Update a Ticket If

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Tech Tip: Device Issues? Turn it off and back on again. Really.

When your computer acts up or apps stop responding or your Wi-Fi won’t connect, don’t panic.  The easiest thing to try and fix any technology device issue is to turn the device off and then back on again. No, really.

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Tech Tip: Out of Office Messages

Leaving your office for winter break requires some planning. It may not be quite as long as summer break, but you still may need to set your Out of Office Replies or change your Voicemail. Out of Office Email Response

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What’s New on Campus?

Over the summer, we worked very hard to make our Network better and our systems more efficient. We updated the lab computers and classroom podium computers to Windows 10. We upgraded our email servers for more efficiency, and moved to the

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Tech Tip: Link to a Document in OneDrive

In OneDrive, a user can send a link to individuals to access specific documents with a single link. Start by logging in to your OneDrive account. Navigate to the file you would like to share and right click on the

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