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Western Social Science   Spring 2013
Volume 15, Issue 1

Moving to Windows 7


Windows XP will be reaching the end of its lifecycle on April 8, 2014. Consequently, SSNDS is undertaking a project this summer to upgrade as many of our clients as possible to Windows 7. Some computers are capable of running Windows 7 already while others may require a minor upgrade. Finally, some computers will need to be replaced and the faculty is looking for some funds for computer replacement.

For further details on this project and how it will affect you, please see our Network Notice entitled SSC Network Transition to Windows 7.

Student IT Assistants


SSNDS is pleased to announce that we have two student IT assistants who will be working with us this summer to help us with the transition to Windows 7. One of these students may be coming to your office to upgrade your computer.


Please welcome Jennifer Boswell and Edmund Luong. 

Chubb Card Access

Card Access  

The perimeter doors in the Social Science Centre have all been changed to the Chubb Card Access system.  There is no longer keyed access. Additionally, any internal doors previously on the ECS system have been converted to the Chubb Card Access system.  All Social Science Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students have access to the perimeter doors.  Internal doors are managed by the department to which the room belongs.

For more details, including information on how to obtain an HID iClass Western One card, please see our website.  More..

Tips to Use
Wi-Fi securely

Wi-Fi spots are everywhere, including coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, schools, and many other locations. Public Wi-Fi hot spots are open networks that are vulnerable to security breaches. More..


Software updates

Any updates to software provided by SSNDS are generally posted on our website at Most recently we posted notices about SPSS and SAS updates.


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Faculty and Staff H: drives, and shared folders on W: and P: are backed up once every hour? Please contact us if you need a file restored.