Category Archive: General Computing

By Ross Madden
September 23, 2019 11:16 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing

CNSIT is about to embark on an ambitious project to inventory all institutionally (CNS) owned networked computers. We are doing so with the goal of gaining a full catalogue of these devices so that we can more proactively manage them in terms of software compliance and endpoint protection. During this project, CNSIT will be visiting […]

By Aaron Vanasse
May 6, 2019 8:26 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

To free up space from locally available OneDrive files to save space on your local PC, do the following: Once all your files are synced, open File Explorer Navigate to your OneDrive folder by clicking on the OneDrive icon on the left Right click on it, and select Free up space from the context menu. This will […]

By Ross Madden
September 9, 2017 12:03 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, General Computing

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

By Ross Madden
September 9, 2017 11:54 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Windows

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

By Ross Madden
August 8, 2017 3:18 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Internet & Networking

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 […]

By Ross Madden
July 11, 2017 3:12 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Internet & Networking

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 […]

By Ross Madden
January 24, 2017 2:30 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Windows

Is your hard drive in the red and you have no idea where all that space is being consumed?  We often use the following free programs to interpret this mysterious phenomenon.  These utilize a type of graph called a Treemap, which attempts to visualize the files in blocks.  The larger the block, the more space […]

By Ross Madden
November 27, 2012 9:43 am MT
Posted in Apple, General Computing, Tips and Tricks

With the release of Mac OS X Lion, Apple made the decision to hide the user Library folder.  This decision was based on their need to protect the user from accidentally deleting important files needed by various programs as well as the operating system itself.  It became even more necessary for most users with the […]

By Ross Madden
September 26, 2011 1:06 pm MT
Posted in General Computing, Knowledge Base

First, a few notes on using the BMB PDF Order form. Adobe PDF Reader or Professional is the required PDF software for this order form. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free at the following URL: http://get.adobe.com/reader An order template is simply a saved copy of the BMB Order form that contains pre-populated data. […]

By Ross Madden
September 27, 2010 8:48 am MT
Posted in General Computing, Knowledge Base, Security, Software

The new Office 2010 product suite for Windows boasts some new and occasionally frustrating security default settings.  In our environment, where we are working off of lab network drives and Pangea on a daily basis, one particular setting is that of ‘Trusted Documents’ located in the Trust Center.  The default behavior is to ask the […]

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