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Help! My email is offline.

August 08, 2018

Occasionally you may experience a feeling that you have not received any email in a while.  One of the first things to check is to see if your email is "Working Offline".  This is easy to determine by viewing the lower left hand corner of your active Outlook window. 

 

 

Network Drives and Document Storage

June 11, 2018

All staff of Finance, Operations and Administration (FOA)  uses network drives for storing of files.  The network drives, typically H: and U:, are fully backed up and can be used to restore files. The H: drive is your personal Home drive and you are the only one with access to it and files within.  The U: drive is for your unit.  Staff in your unit will be able to access anything stored in the U: drive.  All FOA staff should have access to their own personal or 'home' drive.

How to setup sync in Mozilla Firefox

May 15, 2018
Browser bookmarks are a useful way of saving sites that you visit frequently. Mozilla Firefox lets you sync your bookmarks and other data so you don't have to add or transfer them to your other computers. So how can you turn on this feature? Follow these quick steps for enabling sync on Mozilla Firefox.

How to set up sync in Google Chrome

May 15, 2018
Get your bookmarks & more on all your devices

Browser bookmarks are a useful way of saving sites that you visit frequently. Google Chrome lets you sync your bookmarks and other data so you don't have to add or transfer them to your other computers. So how can you turn on this feature? Follow these quick steps for enabling sync on Google Chrome.

    Sign in to Chrome

    When you sign in to Chrome on all your devices, they'll all show the same info:

    Take Screenshots with Greenshot on Windows

    April 25, 2018

    Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows with the following key features:

    • Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or full screen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer.
    • Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.
    • Export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Office programs or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa, and others.

    Phishing FAQs

    April 17, 2018
    "Phishing" (pronounced "fishing") refers to a form of fraud that attempts to acquire sensitive information (usually your username, also called login or loginID, and passphrase/passphrase). There are many variations, but the most obvious characteristic of a phishing message is that it instructs you to provide sensitive information either by replying to the message, or by clicking on a link and entering the information on a web page. Read more
    Digital Spring Cleaning Admin IT April 03, 2018

    Spring has finally sprung here in Davis.  Now is the time to do your spring cleaning.  Merriam-Webster defines Spring Cleaning as the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place.  Most people associate spring cleaning with their homes.  However, now is also a great time to do some 'digital' spring cleaning.  Like cleaning your home, the work won't be fun, but you'll improve your security and your devices might run faster.