Category Archive: General CNSIT

Set default PDF viewing program in Windows 10

Friday, January 12th, 2018, 9:49 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

With most fresh user profiles created on a Windows 10 machine, Microsoft Edge (the new Windows 10 web browser) appears to want to take over as your default PDF viewer.  While this may be fine in some environments, CNS affiliates working on CSU/Departmentally owned computers have the advantage of an Adobe Acrobat Pro site license, […]

Microsoft Teams Replacing Skype for Business. What you need to know!

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, 4:30 pm MT - posted by Aaron Vanasse

In this article we’ll cover what Teams is and why it’s replacing Skype for Business. Later on, we’ll discuss how Teams integrates with other Office apps and even 3rd party apps. Historically, Microsoft created Lync and then years later bought Skype and built Skype for Business from these platforms. Microsoft has been listening to feedback […]

Junk and Quarantine E-mail

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 11:53 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

On occasion, CNSIT receives questions regarding the possibility of a message being caught by an incoming e-mail filter.  The symptom for the end user is usually that a message they have expected hasn’t been delivered.  Typically, there are 3 options for the message’s absence. Junk Folder on the Client The first place to check is […]

Using Windows Snipping Tool to capture all or part of your screen

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, 10:33 am MT - posted by Aaron Vanasse

Most of us have had to capture our PC screens at some point for work, school or both.  It can be a simple or incredibly frustrating experience. With the advent of Snipping Tool, this process has become much simpler and certainly more user friendly, as you’ll see in this walk-through tutorial. One of the great features […]

How to Make a Full Backup of your Mac OS Computer

Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 12:03 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

Backing up your Macintosh computer through Time Machine is super simple.  Apple has a great write-up on the topic which only requires an inexpensive external hard drive which can be purchased from any local or online computer hardware retailer.  Enjoy! https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201250

How to Make a Full Backup of your Windows 10 Computer

Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 11:54 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

I came across this very nice article about backup up a Windows 10 machine.  This can be accomplished with an inexpensive external hard drive from any local or online computer hardware retailer.  Enjoy! https://www.windowscentral.com/how-make-full-backup-windows-10

Chemistry Research Building: IT Information for the move!

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, 3:18 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

I would like to use this post to maintain some important information regarding IT and the impending move to the new Building! Card Readers Card readers are currently being worked on by facilities.  Some work, some do not.  We will keep the department updated, and alert everyone via the departmental e-mail list once these are […]

Biology Building: IT Information for the move!

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, 3:12 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

I would like to use this post to maintain some important information regarding IT and the impending move to the new Building! Card Readers Card readers are currently being worked on by facilities.  Some work, some do not.  We will keep the department updated, and alert everyone via the departmental e-mail list once these are […]

CNSIT Spring 2017 Survey Results

Monday, April 17th, 2017, 10:47 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

First off, a sincere thank you to everyone that completed the CNSIT Spring 2017 survey!  We received a total of 100 responses.  One of the main purposes of a survey like this is to make sure we are still in line with the needs of our customers.  IT often operates on a notion of “No […]

CNSIT Spring 2017 Survey – Closed

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, 3:56 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

CNSIT would like to solicit feedback on how things are going in terms of IT.  The Department of Psychology gracious enough to allow us to use their Qualitrics server for this purpose. The CNSIT Spring 2017 survey is now closed.  Thank you very much to all who participated! Click here to view the results!