News

December 2010

by Henry Wong

University Email
The Committee on Information Services and Technology (CIST) has approved to adopt the Microsoft Exchange Server (Exchange) as the standard University email server for staff, and will phase out the current Sun Java System Messaging Server (JSMS) which is an old technology and must be replaced ...

by Wilson Wong

There is tons of information over the internet. It is important to provide a powerful searching tool for visitors to search for the information they want when they come across our websites. There are over 330,000 web pages in CityU. Without a good search engine, it is really hard for a visitor to ...

by Desmond K L Chan

In the old days, when we tried to make the video experience realistic and enjoyable, panning the camera back and forth between the presenter and the projection screen was unavoidable. This inevitably degraded the quality of video capture. Luckily, we have tools available now to make presentation ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Continuous advancements have been made to improve Remote Desktop security; however, universities still remain as a major target for exploiting Remote Desktop vulnerabilities: 1 ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft that enables users to interface with another computer through a graphical interface. RDP is based on ...

October 2010

by Joe Lee

Microsoft Office 2010
We are glad to inform you that the newly released Microsoft Office 2010 is available now for staff's teaching and learning use. The launch of Office 2010 is as follows: Staff LAN Office 2010 is released for installation through the Staff LAN through the Work Desk menu. This will directly replace the ...

by Joe Lee

dual monitors
We are pleased to inform you that the over 10-year old Opscan 8/50 Optical Mark Reader is finally replaced by a new Sekonic SR-3500 machine. This machine supports all our existing standard forms and is bundled with a user-friendly application. In addition, another Sekonic SR-1800 machine has also ...

September 2010

by Henry Wong

The Exchange System is more than an email system. It is an enhanced, integrated and unified messaging system that provides Email, Calendar, Scheduling, Resource Booking, Contacts (Address Books), Tasks, Notes, etc. on an integrated and unified platform. Thus, data and services can easily be accessed ...

by Joe Lee

Introduction The Committee on Information Services and Technology approved the Electronic University Data Regulations1 on 19 August 2010. Faculties and staff are obliged to protect “all data collected, maintained and used in the University's information systems.” In addition to observing related ...

by Joe Lee

New developments and replacements Special height-adjustable tables for wheelchair users To remove the barrier of study, height-adjustable computer tables specially designed for wheelchair users have been installed in the CSC Teaching Studios (except Room P and Room Q). All students can use these ...

by Yeung Man

The website (http://literacy.cityu.edu.hk) of the Student Computer Literacy Programme (SCLP) has been revamped this summer to better serve the needs of students and meet the requirements of today’s web standard. The following web design guidelines have been adopted: Simple and Clear Navigation A ...

by Joe Lee

Microsoft Office 2010 provides some attractive features to assist users in work, including Backstage View, Paste Preview, Customization of Ribbon, Photo Editing Tool, Removal of Photo Background, New Screenshot Feature, Improved Sharing and Collaboration, Ribbon Interface for Outlook, and many ...

by S K Tsui

In addition to the basic phone and fax service provided by the CityU IP Phone System, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) is preparing to deploy a personal fax service supported by the RightFax fax server where users can send and receive faxes using their own networked PCs. Fax server is a ...

June 2010

by S K Tsui

Due to the pervasive availability of Wi-Fi devices such as notebook computers and smart phones, the demand for wireless connectivity throughout the university has grown significantly in the past few years. Recently, we have received complaints saying that users experienced bad throughput in densely ...

by Joe Chow

Since the start of academic year 2008, more than 7,000 students had participated in the Student Notebook Computer Long Term Loan Scheme (LLS). The scheme entitles eligible students to loan a notebook throughout their period of study. Students can select between two models of notebooks, namely the ...

by Henry Wong

wiki services
You may have noticed that, since the end of last month, you have been receiving email from your external correspondents in only a matter of seconds. This is the result of the recent system upgrade performed on the university incoming mail gateway. Spam/junk email had been the headache of email users ...

by Joe Lee

Microsoft set up the DreamSpark program in 2008 to provide free professional developer and design tools to students around the world to help them improve their learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science, and engineering activities. The only restriction on the use of ...

by Yeung Man

During the last academic year 2009-2010, the Student Computer Literacy Programme (SCLP) (organized by the Computing Services Centre (CSC)) has arranged 36 training classes for 7 different courses. 1350 applications from students were accepted. The course evaluations on students who have attended the ...

March 2010

by Kevin Chan

With the mobile workforce growing continuously, it is a major concern for IT decision makers to protect sensitive data on mobile computers. Starting from Windows Vista, BitLocker Drive Encryption helps protect sensitive data from being accessed by unauthorized users. BitLocker To Go extends such ...

by S K Tsui

Similar to the eduroam service, Universities Wi-Fi is a free collaborative Wi-Fi network offered by the JUCC institutions (CityU, HKU, CUHK, PolyU, HKUST, HKBU, LU and HKIEd) since year 2009 allowing staff and students of any member institution to log on and use the WLANs while they visit the other ...

by S K Tsui

As a VIP to the CityU, alumnus can now enjoy free Wireless LAN (WLAN) service anywhere inside the campus to access the Internet. Being a registered user of the CityU-Net Basic Service, alumnus can use any IEEE802.11a/b/g/n compliant wireless device, whether it is a wifi phone, PDA or notebook ...

by Joe Lee

Enterprise 2.0 is defined as “a system of web-based technologies that provide rapid and agile collaboration, information sharing, emergence and integration capabilities in the extended enterprise.” (Please visit http://www.aiim.org/What-is-Web-2.0.aspx for details.) As technologies advance rapidly ...

by S K Tsui

Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) is the technology integrating Voice over IP (VoIP, the technology used in the IP Phone system) and WLAN technology, enabling the Computing Services Centre (CSC) to enhance the current phone service to include wifi phones in mobile communication support. The wifi phones ...