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Undergraduate Technology Orientation. Laptop Maintenance Presentation. Presenters: David Foscaldo Sol Kamerman Jim Dillon. Topics of discussion. About IT Service Center (ITSC) Laptop hardware Backing up your data Babson resources. About ITSC. The Babson Laptop Program .

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Undergraduate Technology Orientation

Laptop Maintenance Presentation

Presenters: David Foscaldo

Sol Kamerman

Jim Dillon

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Topics of discussion

  • About IT Service Center (ITSC)

  • Laptop hardware

  • Backing up your data

  • Babson resources

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The Babson Laptop Program

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Widescreen


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Why Lenovo?

  • Durability of the ThinkPad brand

    • Meets or exceeds the following MIL810F specifications:

      • Physical Shock

      • Humidity

      • Vibration

      • Dust

      • High Temperature

      • Low Temperature

      • Thermal Shock

      • Altitude

  • Strength and performance through design

  • Business notebook for a business college

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Warranties and Repairs

  • Laptop Warranty – 3 year coverage

    • What it covers

      • Normal wear and tear

    • Charges

      • $100 for physical damage

      • $500 deductible for theft

  • Repairs

    • On-site repair

    • 24 hour turnaround

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Getting to Know your ThinkPad

  • Included Software

    • Microsoft Windows XP SP3(Windows 7 Available Upon Request 9/22)

    • Microsoft Office 2007

    • Eset Nod32 Antivirus & Antispyware

    • Softricity

    • ThinkVantage Technologies

    • Adobe Acrobat Reader

    • Minitab

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Allows you to log in to your computer with a swipe of the finger

ThinkPad Fingerprint Reader

  • To Setup:

    • Swipe finger or click on icon in system tray

    • Next

    • Setup or Practice

    • Enter Network Password

    • Enroll fingerprint, Save and Finish!

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Getting the most out of your batteries finger

  • Tips to extend battery charge:

  • Reduce display brightness

  • Disable wireless when not in use

  • Close any applications that are not being used

  • Disconnect any USB devices

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Laptop Responsibilities finger

  • Never leave your laptop unattended

  • Use a security lock

  • Secure your dorm room

    • Lock your door

    • Take your laptop with you during vacations and long weekends

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Laptop Responsibilities finger

  • No permanent markings or stickers

  • Avoid eating or drinking near your laptop

  • Avoid leaving your laptop in any extreme environment (hot/cold/damp)

  • When transporting your laptop, always place the laptop in suspend mode (Fn+F4) or turn the machine off to help prevent hard drive failure and possible data loss

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Policies Governing Technology Resources at Babson finger

Violations of this policy may result in temporary or permanent loss of access rights, fines, assignment of financial responsibility, expulsion, and legal action

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Password Policy finger

  • Students will be required to change their passwords once every semester

  • Passwords are case sensitive

  • 8 character minimum (letters, numbers, symbols)

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Backing up your data finger

  • What to back up?

    • My Documents, Favorites, Desktop

    • Applications cannot be backed up

  • Babson provided methods

    • U: drive (250 MB Space)

    • CDRW/DVD 680MB - 4.7GB

  • Personal Options

    • Thumb drive (USB key) 4GB-32GB

    • Mozy – Free Online Backup – www.mozy.com 2GB

    • External USB hard drive – 100GB +

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Viruses and Malware finger

How does your system become infected?

  • Websites

  • P2P software

  • Unknown emails and file attachments

  • Chat tools

  • Social Networking Sites

    How we help protect your system

  • ESET Anti-virus

  • Postini.babson.edu

  • Windows updates

    Browse Safely!

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Babson Email finger

  • Portal

  • Automatic email setup

  • Exchange/Outlook

  • Instructions for setting up Outlook - http://www3.babson.edu/Offices/ITSD/configure/Configure-Microsoft-Outlook-2007-on-a-Babson-Computer.cfm

  • 250MB quota

  • Outlook Web Access (OWA)

    • http://mail.babson.edu

  • Mobile Devices

    • Instructions for setting up email on your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile Device -http://www3.babson.edu/Offices/ITSD/configure/Windows-Mobile-Smartphone-Configuration.cfm

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    • ITSC webpage (Landing site for IT)

    • http://it.babson.edu

      • Email configuration

      • Printing configuration

      • Troubleshooting / Tips & Tricks

      • Announcements

    • Portal (‘one-stop-shop’)

    • http://portal.babson.edu

      • My Drives

      • Quick links to Babson websites (Blackboard, Library, Registrar)

      • Email and Calendar Portal

      • RSS Feeds (CNN, U.S. News, ESPN)

      • Software Downloads

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    Babson Websites finger (continued)

    • SharePoint

    • http://sp.babson.edu

      • Document management

      • Team sites

      • Collaboration

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    Login with your Babson username and password

    Available from on and off campus

    Computer support 24 x 7

    Answers to your IT questions

    Help with common applicationsMicrosoft Office, Blackboard, e-mail, etc.

    Tips on using software

    Configuring Handhelds

    Babson specific solutions

    Babson Websites (continued)

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    Babson Network finger

    • Wired Connections

      • Dedicated resource

      • Fastest connection

    • Wireless (SSID’s)

      • Babson (preferred)

      • OpenWireless

      • Shared resourceAll laptops are preconfigured for Babson

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    Software finger

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    24 Hour Lab (Horn 150)

    • Adobe: After Affects, Premiere, Audition, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Encore, Photoshop

    • Palisades

    • Clementine 12

    • SPSS 16

    • SAS 9.1

    • Minitab 16

    • Kurzweil

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    • Patches and application updates

      Access Connections

    • Preconfigured for Babson’s wireless

    • Interface for configuring wireless networks

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    Configuring Network Printers

    • To connect to a public network printer, simply point Internet Explorer to www.babson.edu/it/printersand follow the steps below:

      • Select ‘Configure Public Printers’

      • Select ‘Undergraduate Students, Employees (Domain)’

      • Select the printers you want and they will be installed automatically.

        Pharos Printing System

    • 12 hour retention

    • Monitors Usage

    • Reduces waste

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    Learning Management System

    • Single on-line location for your course materials (homework assignments, syllabus, collaboration, etc.)

    • When you enroll in a class it will automatically enroll you in Blackboard

    • Approximately 90% of faculty use Blackboard. If you do not see a course, check with your professor

    • Blackboard username is your Babson username (i.e. jsmith4)

    • Blackboard password is your network password

    • NOTE: Internet Explorer is recommended over Firefox for Blackboard access

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    How fingernot to handle your laptop

    *No laptops were harmed during photo shoot. Use only as directed.

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    How not to handle your laptop finger

    *No laptops were harmed during photo shoot. Use only as directed.

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    How not to handle your laptop finger

    *No laptops were harmed during photo shoot. Use only as directed.

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    How not to handle your laptop finger

    *No laptops were harmed during photo shoot. Use only as directed.

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    Configure Outlook - Automatic email setup

    Postini - postini.babson.edu

    Printing/Pharos – Configure Printers

    OneNote – Live Demo

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    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 781-239-4357 (HELP)

    Location: Horn Computer Center Room 220