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Summer 2010 Weinberg IT Update

August 4, 2010

Dear Weinberg Faculty and Staff,

We hope you are enjoying the summer! Our staff at Weinberg IT wants to make sure that you are aware of the following opportunities to enhance your computing experience in the College. Please place a service request at if you would like help with any of the following:

(1) New Mac computers are now being set up with the Mac OS 10.6 operating system. We strongly encourage you to upgrade any existing computer that is running OS 10.5 to OS 10.6. 

(2) You can use the Weinberg file server as the primary location for your computer files. In this way, you can easily get to your files from any computer on the Internet AND they are backed up every night. We can help you set this up, including moving files from your hard drive to your individual space on the file server. 

(3) You can store your historical and current email messages on the NU email server (using up to 2 GB of space). In this way, you can reach your historical and current email from any computer on the Internet AND your email is backed up every night. (This service is available for Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail, but not for Eudora.)

(4) New Windows computers are now being set up with the Windows 7 operating system. Existing computers will be staying with the Windows XP operating system at this stage. 

(5) We have redesigned the Weinberg IT web site to be more user friendly. We hope you find it helpful.

(6) All departments have computer replacement funds from the Dean's Office to ensure that continuing faculty and staff have a computer that is under four years old. You can contact your department assistant to ask how these funds are used within your department.

If you have any questions about our services, please don't hesitate to contact me or your department's relationship manager by placing a service request.

Best regards,


Catherine Grimsted
Associate Dean for Finance & Administration, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University
1918 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois
(847) 491-4071

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