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by Joe Chow

windows upgrade
According to Microsoft, no more support and security patches will be provided for computers running on Windows 7 after 14th January 2020. Without support and security patching, Windows 7 will be vulnerable to hacking activities. To mitigate the potential risks, all Windows 7 machines are required to ...

by Joe Chow

classroom
During the last few years, almost all Audio Visual (AV) developers have made use of IP technology on their AV devices. When network is employed on AV devices, it can be used for transmission of AV media and systems’ communication, control and administration. To a certain extent, all new AV ...

by JUCC ISTF

Top 10 Password Manager in 2011
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Authentication is the process of identifying the authenticity of a user. It can be accomplished by means of a combination of login ID (identification) and password (authentication ...

by Tony Chan

​ Since the first release of Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft has been providing feature updates for the operating system twice a year. Each version of Windows 10 was serviced with quality updates up to 18 months after its release. Users are strongly advised to upgrade their devices to the latest ...

by Joe Chow

In the previous two articles (Ref: September 2015 and March 2016), we have introduced Windows 10 and its deployment plan on both Student LAN and Staff LAN. Subsequently, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) deployed Windows 10 for teaching and learning in the CSC teaching studios, lecture theatres ...

by Joe Lee

CityU values the diversity of its students and is committed to providing a learning environment that is conducive to the success of all its students, including those with Special Educational Needs (SEN), in their academic pursues and personal developments. In supporting the IT needs for SEN, the ...

by Simpson Wong

PC Upgrade
PC Hardware Further to the PC upgrade last year, the remaining half of the CSC Teaching Studio Areas, around 500 PCs, have been upgraded to newer hardware this summer. These PCs are also configured as diskless start-ups with Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS). The computers boot up from the network ...

by Tony Chan

To follow up our previous article on “A New look of Virtual Desktop Service for Students” (Ref: Network Computing Issue 89 - September 2016), several enhancements had been made on the VDS. In September 2016, 300 VDS concurrent connections were available for use by students and staff, and the virtual ...

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 ...