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About Connect-Direct

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Connect-Direct is a monthly electronic publication of NYU's Information Technology Services (ITS) offering computer-related news, security alerts, our schedule of free classes, and other information of interest to people who use IT at NYU. As a supplement to Connect: Information Technology at NYU, the ITS magazine, Connect-Direct is a great way to stay informed about current events and information.

Subscription Information
Due to the importance of the news provided by this online newsletter, Connect-Direct is published in the ITS News blog AND e-mailed to the entire NYU community; we hope you will find it useful and informative. By default, each community memmber is also subscribed to receive the additional monthly issues which are distributed during the remainder of each semester. If you would like to continue receiving Connect-Direct each month, you do not need to take any action. If you would prefer not to receive the regular-semester mailings, you may unsubscribe at any time in the following way:

1) Log into NYUHome.
2) Go to the Forums channel, which you will find under the "Home" tab.
3) Find and click on the link for 'connect-direct'. (If you don't see the connect-direct forum listed, click on the link to "Update Subscription List" to refresh your forum listings.)
4) The forum window will open. Click the bottom button, "Leave (unsubscribe)". You will be asked "Are you sure you want to permanently leave?". Click the top "Leave" button to remove yourself from the forum.
5) To return to your NYUHome screen, click on the "Home" tab. Go to your Forums channel, click the "Update Subscription List" link to refresh your forums listings. The forum should no longer appear.

Please note that even if you choose to unsubscribe, you will still receive the one University-wide issue we distribute at the start of each semester. This does not mean that you will need to unsubscribe again.

If you prefer, you can also unsubscribe from the e-mail version of the newsletter, then subscribe to the ITS News blog's RSS feed (which automatically delivers ITS News items, including Connect-Direct, to your aggregator software as they are published. See for RSS subscription instructions.

Past Issues
If you would like to view past issues of the Connect-Direct newsletter, visit the ITS News blog and click the "Connect-Direct" link on the right.

Contribute to Connect-Direct
If you are an NYU faculty or staff member and you think you may have a news item of interest to the Connect-Direct readership, please send submissions to the list administrator at

Tell Us What You Think
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