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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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Change in VPN Connection Software

In addition to providing exceptional security and protection from viruses and malware, Etown’s new antivirus software, FortiClient, has a VPN connection option. If you use a college-owned laptop with FortiClient installed, you can begin to use the VPN component immediately.

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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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Esbenshade Classroom Renovations

Renovations of the A/V equipment in these Esbenshade classrooms has been completed over winter break: E 163 E 182 E 184 E 260H E 273 E 360 E 368 The classroom upgrades will improve the functionality for teaching both remote

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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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Etown’s Status Page

Cant log into you email? Can’t submit your assignment on Canvas? Can’t connect to your Zoom meeting? Now with Etown’s new status page you can check if you are the only one having the issue. Our new status page displays

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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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Spring Cleaning Your Devices for Faculty/Staff

The close of the semester is a great time to spring clean your devices. You should always back up your files, but sometimes that falls to the wayside in the busyness at the end of the semester. Now is a

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Spring Cleaning Your Devices for Students

The close of the semester is a great time to spring clean your devices. You should always back up your files, but sometimes that falls to the wayside in the busyness at the end of the semester. Now is a

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – Batteries Only Last a Few Years

It’s the final edition of Battery Myths, so we’re doing something special: We’re covering something that’s only kind of a myth. Realistically, batteries won’t last forever. Nowadays, it seems like everybody is constantly upgrading their device because their battery seems

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Tech Tip: Take a Screenshot on Any Device

Android: Hold the power and volume buttons down for a second or two. When the screen flashes white, the screenshot has been saved to your photo gallery. iOS: Press the Sleep/Wake button (the button on the top or right side

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