First of all, know that your employee and faculty
Office 365 benefit includes a Tb of space,
To learn specifically about OneDrive for
Business and activate
your storage, go here
To read our tri-fold storage brochure with addition storage options click here
Not all apps are available to run on all devices, but here are all the components of Office 365:
office 365 components
For a nice colorful PDF explaining the basics of Office 365 for iPhone and iPad , look here
For campus specific instructions for how to get Office 365 on your personally owned devices of all kinds, go here
For some reason the Bonjour installed with CS2/CS3 can have the unintended effect of making your network connection look like two network connections and actually disconnecting you from the network.
I’m not clear on how it works, but it’s trying to help you out by looking for machines around you running Version Cue. However, somehow it ends up making your default gateway 0.0.0.0 which doesn’t work at all. If this happens to you, you can remove Bonjour pretty simply if you don’t need it.
Removing Bonjour for Windows (CS3 only)
To remove Bonjour:
- Open a Windows command prompt and type the following command:
- “C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe” -remove
- on 64-bit systems this may be Program Files (x86)
- Navigate to the following folder in Windows Explorer: C:\Program Files\Bonjour
- Rename the mdnsNSP.dll file in that folder to mdnsNSP.old
- Restart your computer
- Delete the the Program Files\Bonjour folder
Older version of Java are not as secure as the current ones. You should always remove older version of Java that are no longer needed when possible.
Java provides the following tool for removing older versions of Java from a PC
There are many times working with an enterprise network, when it’s beneficial or necessary to make a shortcut to a netowrk resource on your desktop. Common examples of this would be a shortcut to a lab folder or a shared application like Prism.
To make a new shortcut or link:
Create a new link on your desktop by right-clicking an empty spot and then choose new, then shortcut.
In the location of the item box type the location of the resource you’re connecting to. If it’s a lab, the address will look something like:
If it’s a software program that you have shared access for it will look similar except that the shortcut should include the name of the program as well. When you see links like this, don’t cut and paste them to get to them. This will result in trying to download the file instead of opening the program. That doesn’t work. Instead follow the instructions to make a shortcut and either type or copy and paste that address into the location box.
After you hit next, it asks for a name for the shortcut, which you can leave alone unless you have a name that works better for you.
Then click finish
Note for Prism: in the above example you need to remove the number 5 from the address to connect to the actual file. Also, when you run the file for the first time, you may be asked if the program can update your registry. You do want it to make the change.
Do I feel lucky?
This question made famous by Dirty Harry is equally valid if you don’t care enough to use a secure password. John Pozadzides writes an excellent article about the issue linked below. Note the chart that shows how putting up with a couple more characters or a capital letter makes it so much harder to get your password:
You can waste a lot of time trying to get a document to look right. These power user tricks will help speed your formatting chores.
There are some people who are using the Outlook client and receiving a stream of errors like this one. You can say yes about six times and continue working but you will have to do it again each time you open your email client.
This was caused by a windows update and removing the update fixes the problem. At this time, we are uncertain whether the fix is permanent or whether it will return later when the same update occurs.
On a Windows 7 machine we’ve determined what steps to take to remove this update.
Click on the Start button (the colorful one in the bottom left corner) and in the search box type Installed Updates. Above that box, you should see Window’s suggestions for matches. Choose the one that says: View Installed Updates.
This will open a new dialogue box with a list of updates. In the top right corner there is a search box to search the updates list. Type kb2661254 and it should find it. Click once on it and then choose Uninstall above it. When it asks if you are sure, choose Yes.
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At this point, the computer will be asking you to restart. It’s recommended that you make sure all your work is closed and then do it. After the restart, your errors should be gone.
To map a drive manually:
Open Windows Explorer and from the Tools menu, choose Map Network Drive.
(You may need to hit the Alt key to see the Tools menu.
In the Map Network Drive dialogue, Choose a drive letter and then type in the address of the share you are mapping to.
If you want this drive to be there each time you log into the computer, check the box that says Reconnect at logon.
There is also an option here that says, Connect using different credentials. This is used when you are using a machine that’s logged in as one ID and need to make a connection that requires a different ID for security reasons. For example, using a computer connected to a common instrument you often use a generic shared ID to log into the machine, but then you can map a drive to your lab files from there using your own ID. In this case, you never want to check the box that says Reconnect at login, because that would make it so anyone who uses that machine has access to your lab files.
For more information specific to Mac computers, read this post
Also use the search box at the top to locate the post about mountain lion and wireless if you are experiencing problems with that.
You can see the latest wireless setup informaiton here at campus ITS:
Update: On that same page, there is now a link to setup the wireless connection automatically which has worked for a number of people 🙂