Category Archive: Tips and Tricks

By Ross Madden
July 1, 2019 3:31 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

Managing the membership of a SharePoint Online site without the intervention of CNSIT Staff is another one of the great advantages that SharePoint has over some traditional network file sharing and collaboration services. In this article, SharePoint site owners will learn how to manage the memberships and permissions for their SharePoint online sites. This article […]

By Aaron Vanasse
June 19, 2019 2:09 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

At some point it may be that changing your Microsoft Office theme and background color may prove beneficial or desired. Some people find that a darker background is easier on the eyes or you may find that it is just a more pleasing appearance. The directions below will help you change the look of your […]

By Ross Madden
June 19, 2019 8:57 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

Viewing PDF files in an optimal manner is something we often struggle with across platforms and browsers. Typically, the best way to view and interact with a PDF file is to view it directly with the desktop version of Adobe Acrobat DC or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. However, many browsers choose to display these files […]

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
April 4, 2019 9:42 am MT
Posted in Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

At some point it might be helpful to have a list of what SharePoint sites you have access to and use.  The most straightforward method of this is to keep a list of the SharePoint URLs sent to you, and just use those (or memorize them).  However, this is rarely convenient, and our memory for […]

By Aaron Vanasse
April 2, 2019 2:17 pm MT
Posted in E-mail, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

Sometimes it will be necessary to share an email folder or sub-folder with someone. This walk through is broken into 2 steps. Step 1 is setting up the sharing permissions and Step 2 is connecting your shared mail box folders with another user’s Outlook client. Step 1 – Set up Permissions On the Outlook client […]

By Ross Madden
November 15, 2018 4:16 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

This tutorial will describe how to map an RStor location to a Linux computer using CIFS (Common Internet File System).  CIFS is a dialect of SMB (Server Message Block) meaning that it can be thought of as an in place replacement for Microsoft’s SMB protocol.  In short, this is how you map the same drive […]

By Ross Madden
November 1, 2018 3:16 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

Working together and sharing files is essential in today’s work environment.  At CSU there are several options available based on the type of collaboration required.  In this article, I will attempt to summarize these technologies and list their characteristics.  If you are interested in using any of these in your area, please get in touch […]

By Ross Madden
October 1, 2018 9:36 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Pangea, Tips and Tricks

With the release of MacOS 10.14 “Mojave” last week, we discovered a bug with the Pangea connection app where you would receive the following error message on launch: Not authorized to send Apple events to Finder. (-1743) This launch process should ask for authorization for the Pangea.app program to have access to Finder, but we […]

By Ross Madden
September 21, 2018 1:36 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks, Windows

One of the great things about the RStor service, is the ability for a share owner to administer the permissions without CNSIT assistance!  To manage the permissions in RStor you will need to have access to a Windows computer where you have connected to your RStor share (for connection instructions, see here: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/rstor-how-to) If you […]

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