Unite Newsletter: Tips and Tricks - March 2018

Unite ICT Newsletter - Tips and Tricks (March 2018)

We all depend on technology to do our work every day. In this newsletter, we will provide helpful tips and tricks on the various tools available. We will also feature new tools and resources that will help you in your daily work.

Did you know...

OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are not the same.

OneDrive is online personal storage that comes with a personal Microsoft account (Hotmail, for example). OneDrive should NOT be used for work. Note, you may not even have this, as you would have had to create the account personally.

OneDrive for Business is private storage to save unclassified* work files, such as drafts or unofficial documents. You can access these files from any device and/or share them with co-workers (all users must have a un.org account). This is provided by the UN (roll out is ongoing globally), you log in with Unite Identity and you get 1TB of storage.

To learn more about OneDrive for Business—including FAQsuser guides and training courses—as well as other Office 365 tools being rolled out, visit: unite.un.org/office365.

*Sensitive information (as defined in ST/SBG/2007/6) should NOT be saved in OneDrive for Business. 

When it comes to cyber security, you are our first line of defense. It is important to use hard-to-guess passwords or passphrases. A password should have a minimum of eight characters, and include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Download the information security quick guide for more tips on staying cyber safe.

New accessibility features, in both English and French, enable users with disabilities to access the same content and functionalities of inspira, but adapted to their unique needs.  Users can select from the following predefined accessibility profiles:

  • Screen Reader 
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • Color Contrast
  • Monochromatic
  • Text Color Contrast
  • Block Blinking
  • Help

To learn more, download the inspira Accessibility Quick Guide.



The fastest way to resolve your ICT issues for key United Nations applications—including Umoja, Unite Docs, Unite Mail, inspira, and others—is to submit issues online to unite.un.org/ineedservice. Many applications also have customized contact forms that include basic tips and tricks. Visit the Unite Service Desk website (unite.un.org/servicedesk) for the full list and links. 

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