Unit Updates, September 2016

Welcome to the UNIT Updates webpage where UNIT will display monthly updates on services and solutions, projects, new UNIT initiatives and relevant UNIT information for the Villanova Community.  Please let us know if you have any comments or ideas for future issues.

Unit Updates

vDesktop Upgrade

UNIT’s virtual desktop solution called vDesktop has been upgraded with a new look and feel to improve your virtual experience.  vDesktop takes you to a clean and easy to maneuver entrance to deliver Applications (Apps) or a Windows 7 Desktop with a suite of applications designed to meet student and faculty academic application needs. Faculty and Students are encouraged to login with Villanova username and password and explore everything from Office to SPSS and more!  https://vdesktop.villanova.edu/


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Microsoft Outlook Online for Faculty/Staff

As part of Villanova’s Office 365 service offering, faculty and staff email will continue migrating to Outlook/Exchange Online. Exchange Online is Microsoft's cloud-based email and calendaring application included with the Office 365 suite and available at outlook.villanova.edu


  • Email and shared calendaring with 50GB of storage space.
  • Message size up to 150MB
  • Improved Outlook Web Access provides anywhere access to email, calendar, and contacts on all major browsers and across devices.
  • Global address list including name, department and phone information for all faculty and staff.
  • Email contact data for all people, resources and lists in Exchange Online environment.
  • Accommodates multiple personal calendars and group calendars.
  • Built-in virus scanner.
  • Custom configuration abilities.
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Bartley Exchange A/V System

The Bartley Exchange was completely renovated this summer. The beautiful new space received a brand new A/V system featuring 3 90” displays, 2 65” displays, wired and wireless device connectivity, Cable TV, digital signage, 17 indoor speakers, 2 outdoor speakers. 

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OneDrive Sharing with External Users

UNIT is pleased to announce the availability of a new feature of Villanova’s Office 365 OneDrive Storage Solution.  Users of Villanova University OneDrive can now share files and folders stored on OneDrive with users outside of Villanova University.  In addition to the 1 Terabyte of storage available, external sharing enhances the collaboration experience for all campus users. Login and start sharing at http://office.villanova.edu

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Wildcard Online Services

You can visit www.wildcardonline.villanova.edu to check your account balances on the go from any device. After logging in, Nova Bucks, Print Plan, and Meal Plan balances will all be located in one convenient place. Misplace your Wildcard? You can also use this tool to put a hold on your card to prevent it from being used by anyone else.

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October 1, 2016 marks the start of the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA.)  NCSAM 2016 will highlight the overall message of STOP. THINK. CONNECT.  

During the Month of October, please be aware of NCSAM 2016 material announced via Villanova’s digital signage, social media (Twitter and Facebook), UNIT’s monthly marketing and communication campaign, and Campus Currents.

Keep an eye out for important information on how to: “Keep a Clean Machine,” “Protect Your Personal Information,” “Connect with Care,” “Be Web Wise,” “Be a Good Online Citizen” and "Own Your Online Presence."
For more information, visit National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016, at: https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/

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