March 2012

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From the Editor - Maureen Scoones

Changes continue to abound in the IT world, from Google's new privacy policy to Apple's new iPad. This issue highlights some of these changes as well as some opportunities to learn more. Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable break!


HillConnect and Google's Privacy Policy
- Jesse Thomas

With all the buzz surrounding Google's new privacy policy, you may be wondering if your HillConnect account is affected by the recent changes that have taken place. More...


Join us in the Sandbox - Ted Fondak

You've just read about Google's new Privacy Privacy, which will not affect the core services in HillConnect, powered by Google Apps for Education. However, if you have a standard commercial Google account, you had to agree to the new Privacy Policy before March 1st in order to continue using Google's services. More...


Learn a New Skill Over Break - Maureen Scoones

ITS subscribes to an online training library, Lynda.com, that contains over 1000 video tutorials you can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It not only includes almost any computer topic you can think of, but also has video tutorials for time management, effective meetings, and LinkedIn Essential Training. Contact Maureen Scoones (mscoones@hamilton.edu, x4178) for an account.


Tips & Tricks - Voice Mail - David Swartz

Our voice mail system is loaded with features, many of which I'm sure are underused. This article will show you a few features picked from among our most requested features. More...


ITS Website Update - Mike Sprague

The redesigned ITS website was launched on January 11, 2012. Your feedback is helping us make further improvements. More...


Apple Introduces New iPad - Maureen Scoones

Apple recently announced and celebrated the 25 billionth app download. No doubt that number will increase given that yesterday Apple announced the newest iPad (available for sale on March 16). Interested? What's the difference between the new and old iPads? Should you buy the new one?


ITS Help Desk & Computer Lab Spring Break Hours

Please note the change in hours for our various service points during the upcoming break. More...

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Google Apps Tips & Tricks - Maureen Scoones

What happens when you receive a new e-mail? Does your computer beep? Does a window popup showing you the subject line and sender of the message? Are you easily distracted by the sounds and visuals of new e-mail? Do you want to know when you get new e-mail?

Coming next month: do you ever need to send e-mail for someone else? Learn how to send the message so it appears to come from that person instead of you.

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Web Editing Class Schedule - Maureen Scoones

SiteManager classes and working sessions continue to be offered. Whether creating a page for your administrative office, academic department, student organization, or your own professional page, SiteManager, Hamilton's own web editing tool, can be used to create your web presence.

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