Category Archive: Knowledge Base

By Ross Madden
February 20, 2019 11:34 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

The information in this article is designed to inform users interested in purchasing Adobe Illustrator of a potential free alternative.  Adobe Illustrator is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud now, and involves annual licensing costs that turn most folks off (https://ramtech.colostate.edu/departmental/software/#adobecc). Inkscape is a free and open source vector graphics editor for professionals and is […]

By Ross Madden
January 28, 2019 2:27 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Pangea, The Cloud

In this article I will walk you through migrating your personal Pangea space into your CSU O365 personal OneDrive space.  The advantages to using OneDrive for personal storage are outlined here: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/collaboration-and-file-sharing-tools  This migration process is stage one for our Pangea sunset plan as outlined here: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/pangea-sunset-plan First, users should be sure to have their […]

By Ross Madden
January 28, 2019 2:27 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Windows

It is official, we are sunsetting Pangea.  While this phasing out will take some careful consideration and migration, we wanted to make sure to document up front what we believe will be the process. Why are we doing this? Pangea has been our go-to collaboration tool since 2006.  It has gone through many iterations in […]

By Ross Madden
January 28, 2019 11:32 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Windows

In this article I will walk you through connecting a CSU O365 SharePoint Online site to your local computer using the OneDrive sync client.  This walkthrough assumes you have already connected your OneDrive sync client to your personal OneDrive space as described in the following articles: Configure OneDrive Client for Windows: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/configure-onedrive-client-for-windows Configure OneDrive Client […]

By Ross Madden
January 28, 2019 10:58 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Windows

In this article I will walk you through connecting the OneDrive client for Windows 10 to your CSU O365 personal OneDrive space.  In Windows 10 (which you should be using) OneDrive should be installed and running on default.  If you do not see the OneDrive “cloud” icon running in your task bar over by your […]

By Ross Madden
January 25, 2019 4:56 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud

In this article I will walk you through connecting the OneDrive client for MacOS to your CSU O365 personal OneDrive space.  The first step is to download and install the latest OneDrive client from the Mac Store.  You can find this by searching for “OneDrive” in the search area.  Alternatively, you can download the .pkg […]

By Ross Madden
January 25, 2019 4:55 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud

In days past, one of the major drawbacks to using the OneDrive sync client on your local computer, was that your local storage was often far less than your OneDrive quota of 5TB. The sync client required that you download any files to your local computer in order to even see them! Of course, this […]

By Ross Madden
January 22, 2019 10:57 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

Occasionally, it is important to rename your computer so that various network services can better identify your machine.  This is particularly important for personally owned computers that connect to various campus networks as required in our Computer and Network Policies page here: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/policies Click below to select your OS for directions on renaming your computer. […]

By Ross Madden
December 7, 2018 10:28 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base

A common question CNSIT receives is the availability of Adobe Photoshop for their CSU computers.  Photoshop has become ingrained in our psyche as synonymous with “photo editor”, much like we use the term “Kleenex” to name our facial tissue.  Unfortunately, Adobe Photoshop is not available as a free site license on campus.  If you require […]

By John Purdy
November 16, 2018 10:15 am MT
Posted in Knowledge Base, Web Development

The Contributor Role in WordPress can be a valuable tool for sharing content creation responsibility without exposing too much administrative access to a user. The default settings for the Contributor Role are fairly restrictive in a WordPress site A Contributor can create and edit only their own posts, but cannot publish them. When one of their posts […]

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