News

December 2016

by Joe Chow

PVS
​ As mentioned in the previous article (item 3 in Ref: Network Computing Issue 85 - September 2015), the first phase of desktop virtualization using Citrix Provisioning Service (PVS) had been implemented in selected teaching venues (a few lecture theatres, classrooms and CSC teaching studios) for ...

by Joe Chow

​ The Policy Concept Windows policy, better known as Group Policy, is a feature of all Microsoft Windows operating systems (…Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10…) that controls the working environment and behaviour of a system. For example, a policy setting that allows or disallows remote access to ...

September 2016

by Tony Chan

​ The new school year has just commenced and the Computing Services Centre (CSC) would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) to new students and provide a brief update on the enhancements made on the VDS during the course of the year. The CSC had launched the ...

by Simpson Wong

​ Some hardware and software in the CSC Teaching Studios have been upgraded this summer: PC Hardware Half of the CSC Teaching Studios, around 500 PCs, have been upgraded to newer hardware as described in the table below. By using the Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS), these PCs have been configured ...

June 2016

by by Joe Chow

Remove Data before Recycling or Disposing Handheld Devices
Handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets are so popular nowadays that their daily use frequently touch on sensitive and personal data such as email messages, conversational records, contacts, calendar events and even bank transactions. Many people replace their old devices but do not know ...

by by Tony Chan

IT Service Support for Macintosh Users
In view of the increasing popularity of Macintosh (Mac) computers in the University, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) has expanded the support to our Mac users. Following is the list of supported services for Mac computers: · Campus Network (CTNET) Connectivity o Fixed Network Point It allows Mac ...

March 2016

by Maria Chin

Microsoft launched its latest version of operating system (OS), Windows 10, in July 2015. In the article on “Windows 10 at First Glimpse” (Ref: Network Computing Issue 85 - September 2015), some of the key new features in Windows 10 were highlighted, and the plan to release it first on centrally ...