Category Archive: The Cloud

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 […]

Sharing Folders on OneDrive For Business

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, 5:33 pm MT - posted by CNS IT

One Drive for Business is Cloud Storage available for CSU faculty, staff and students. Currently, 1 TB of personal storage is available to each individual. To login to Office 365, go to Please keep in mind that for authenticating to O365 services at CSU, your Username must be in the format of (you […]

Cloud Storage for Personal Data

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, 12:08 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

Personal storage has been handled by many different technologies over the years.  At first, the term was just used to describe data on your personal computer – stored in it’s local hard drive.  We may have supplemented this storage with the use of external hard drives that we could move around from one computer to […]

Office 365 Now Available!

Monday, July 28th, 2014, 1:11 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

Colorado State University has signed an agreement with Microsoft to utilize Microsoft’s Office 365 Education web-based services. Office 365 includes services – most notably the Exchange e-mail service – that have traditionally been provided by servers hosted at CSU. Office 365 Education also includes additional services such as Lync (instant messaging) and OneDrive for Business […]

Doc Cop – Free Plagiarism Detection Service

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010, 9:02 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

I was listening to one of my podcasts this morning (The Tightwad Tech) and was made aware of this great free tool for plagarism detection – Doc Cop (  I am not certain how useful this will be in a university environment, and particularly in the biology area – but you never know.  It looks […]

Snow Leopard and SAMBA for Pangea

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009, 11:03 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

With the release of Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) there have been reports of slowness, and hanging of the Finder when attempting to access SAMBA (SMB) network shares.  SAMBA network shares are essentially the most popular type of network share in use today, and the primary method of sharing files between Macintosh computers and […]

What is Twitter and why should I use it?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009, 10:48 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

“Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets” (  What the heck does that even mean though?  Twitter has actually been around for several years, but only this past 12 months has it picked up steam and become a household […]

Taking it to Netbook City!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009, 1:01 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

What is a Netbook? Netbooks are the term applied to ultra portable laptop computers which in turn come with a low price tag; typically, under $400.  The low price means that these devices are comparably underpowered for the operations a more expensive “laptop” or desktop computer could typically handle.  The ultra portable part means that […]

What is Cloud Computing?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, 4:26 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

The term ‘Cloud Computing’ has started to emerge with more frequency over the past few years.  It seems that every new service is operating in the “cloud” and we should be embracing it.  So what exactly is the “cloud” and how can we embrace it? If you have ever seen one of those network diagrams […]

PDF to Word (.com)

Thursday, August 27th, 2009, 9:27 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

This morning’s Tekzilla Daily Tip was something I get asked about quite a bit.  How can I edit a PDF file?  Chances are you have either lost the original document or this file was e-mailed to you and you need to make changes.  Adobe Acrobat’s Word export mangles the original formatting of the document, and […]