52 - June 2007
to Microsoft Outlook
has been staff's standard email client software since the 1990s.
Due to its weak security features and the lack of multi-language
features, it is no longer a suitable email client tool for most
of our users. The Computing Services Centre (CSC) has been providing
support to both Microsoft Outlook Express and Outlook as alternative
email tools for several years with the aim of...
the Challenges of Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007
2007 was released early this year. This latest version of Office is
designed to work with the new Windows Vista but is also compatible
with Windows XP. It offers many new features and functionality that
will be beneficial to users. However, the two main challenges
with upgrading to Office 2007 are the significantly different user
interface to previous versions of Office and the new XML-based document
formats. Let's look at each of ...
Staff (Search): Finding Staff Has Never Been So Easy
The new 'CityU
Staff (Search)' function on the CityU homepage has been released on
9 May 2007. This allows the public to search for any current staff
member of the University by name, email address, or office phone number.
It is a common feature on many universities' homepages. Such a
function was available on an earlier version of the CityU homepage,
but was later removed due to...
LAN Enhancement Progress
With the deployment of the new Aruba
Wireless LAN (WLAN) System and installation of new access points
in the past two years, we have over 600 access points supporting
IEEE802.11a, b and g standards scattered around the main campus,
Festival Walk Office and the Student Residence. The main campus
is provided with full wireless coverage capable of supporting...
Printing Service Relieves Heavy Print Load
Services Centre (CSC) announced the new fast printing service as a
supplement to the existing quota-based printing service to all students
on Jan 31 2007 (Ref.:
Network Computing Issue 51 - March 2007). As expected, this service
was well received by students. The...