myMiami is considered a web portal.
Question: How does one learn C# in 27 min?
Answer: I don't know about learning it in 27 minutes, but there are resources available on the web to help. You could start at MSDN. Better yet try Safari. It is the best kept technology secret at Miami.
Question: Please define portals and portlet. Thanks!
Answer: To find a definition of a word go to google.com and in the search field type in define: then the word to define. The two definitions were returned.
Portlets are reusable Web components that display relevant information to portal users. Examples for portlets are:* Email* Weather* Discussion forum* News
Portals are generally synonymous with gateway, for a World Wide Web site that is a major starting site for users when they get connected to the web or that users tend to visit as an anchor site, linking to many other sites. Typical services offered by portal sites include a directory of Web sites, the ability to search for information, news, weather information, e-mail, stock quotes, phone and map information, and sometimes a community forum.
Question: You are great. You provide a valuable service to me and my students. Thank you for answering questions and coming to help us promptly. Keep up the great work you are appreciated!
Answer: Thank You. The Computer Center Staff appreciates your comments.
Question: Sometimes my modem connect from home just stops and I have to reconnect. It doesn't seem to be time-related or application related. Any ideas?
Answer: There are many variables that can cause modem problems. It could be the modem in your computer, phone lines in your house or problems with our modems. If you are experiencing problems please call the Oxford helpdesk at 727-3340 as they provide the support for our modems.
Question: My home computer has gotten very slow, what can I do to check for possible reasons.
Answer: First Check for viruses and make sure your virus software is up to date. Second Check for spyware. See previous post. Spyware is the most common cause of a slow computer.