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Customizing your Start Menu in Windows 10

January 09, 2018

You have the ability in Windows 10 to customize and personalize your Start Menu to help you work and find frequently used Apps more efficiently.  Most computers start with a generic start menu, but with a few clicks here and some moves here and there, you can have your Start Menu looking exactly the way you want it.

How to Install Software via IBM BigFix Self Service

December 19, 2017
Overview

AdminIT utilizes the IBM BigFix Self Service application and the IBM BigFix Support Center to allow end-users to install frequently requested software onto their computer on their own without needing administrative rights. To install one of the available software offers, please refer to the instructions below.

How to add a shared mailbox in Outlook 2013/2016 (Windows)

November 28, 2017
Overview

Microsoft Outlook features the ability to open shared mailboxes in addition to your own personal email mailbox. This is often used by departments that utilize a shared departmental mailbox in which access is shared among the team. If you need to open an shared mailbox in Outlook, proceed with the steps below.

How to Secure Print

November 14, 2017
Overview

Some departmental Canon, Xerox, and Ricoh printer/copiers support secure printing. When secure print jobs are sent to a printer, the job is not printed on the printer immediately; the user must go to the copier and enter a PIN or Passcode to process the print job. Follow this guide to send and retrieve Secure Print jobs on a Xerox, Canon, or Rioch printer/copier.

Calendar Permissions and Sharing

October 31, 2017

This Tech Tip describes how to grant rights to view your calendar, either manually (preferred) or through email. Some departments may ask all staff members to assign Free/Busy time, subject, and location level permissions to their All Staff group.

Restore Previous Versions

September 20, 2017
Did you accidentally delete a file or folder? Or perhaps misplaced it? If so, you're in luck! Our clients have the ability to restore a file or a folder from a network drive back to a previous version!

Windows 10 Windows Key Shortcuts

August 29, 2017
The ability to reduce several mouse clicks and movements through the use of hotkeys can be greatly beneficial in saving time while navigating through your daily computing tasks. An often underused set of keyboard shortcuts involves the Windows logo key. Common on most keyboards, it can be found on the bottom row of your keyboard, left of the spacebar.

How to Send an Encrypted Email with Office 365

August 08, 2017
On occasion, you may need to send a secure encrypted email. Doing so will require the recipient to access a website and sign-in with their UC Davis Office 365 account or enter a one-time passcode in order to view the secure email message.