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Welcome to the July, 2013
issue of IT@Sam Newsletter!


Computer Viruses in the Movies

USA HatVery few movies are as patriotic and technologically oriented as Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day. In fact, the humans use a computer virus to help destroy the invading aliens. However, many movies over the years have used the “computer virus” as an integral part of the main plot. This month, we take a look back at some of these classic movies.

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More Cherwell Demonstrations Planned for July

In July, we will go-live with our new "work order" system, Cherwell. To help ease your transition to Cherwell, and for a sneak peak of new features available for you, we welcome your attendance at one of the upcoming demonstration sessions.

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Remote Desktop to be Upgraded

For years we have used Windows XP for the remote desktop interface. That will soon change. Prior to the fall semester beginning in August, the remote server (remote.shsu.edu) will be upgraded to the Windows 7 interface.

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Access KeyBanner Access

Do you need access to Banner? How about one of your coworkers? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you will need to know what trainings you will need to take and your point of contacts.

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Security Tip: Creating a Secure Password

Do you have a secure password? Are you sure? If you are uncertain as to how secure your password is, please read our monthly security tip. This month we take a look at secure passwords and how you can safeguard yourself from being compromised.

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Home Use Program

Sam Houston State University is able to provide Microsoft Office and the Adobe Master Collection to faculty and staff at discounted prices. Microsoft Office will cost the use $9.95 while Adobe is free of charge.

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Tips BlocksTech Tip: Mouse Shortcuts

If you use a computer, you have used a mouse. While you most likely know how to open files and move icons around, there are a few other things your mouse can do.

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Training MouseJuly Technology Training Schedule

IT@Sam will be offering a number of training sessions in various programs throughout the year. With each newsletter, we will list the trainings offered for the month. You can sign up for the trainings in Talent Management.

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IT@Sam Stats and Survey Results

Each work order performed by IT@Sam has a request for a survey attached to it. These surveys let us know what everyone thinks about IT@Sam. Please take a moment to see how your colleagues rated the service IT@SAM provides. We really do value your opinion!

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