Category Archive: General Computing

By Evan Campbell
October 20, 2021 11:15 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, The Cloud

If you ever find yourself at a computer which doesn’t have Microsoft Office installed and you’re needing to use one of the Office applications to create or edit a file all hope is not lost!  You can login to https://portal.office.com/ using your M365 formatted CSU NetID, NetID password with DUO and all of the Office […]

By Evan Campbell
July 27, 2021 10:25 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, The Cloud

Starting on August 9th Microsoft Streams functions will be phased out of the software suite available on portal.office.com by Microsoft. Any video that is recorded in Teams will be stored in either Onedrive or Sharepoint starting on that date. Videos stored on Stream will still be available on Stream for a yet to be determined […]

By Evan Campbell
June 23, 2021 11:03 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Tips and Tricks, Windows

In a recent Windows 10 update Microsoft added a new feature to the toolbar called News & Interests. This feature provides access to weather and news without having to open the start menu or a web browser. If you find that this new feature is distracting or taking up too much space on your toolbar […]

By Evan Campbell
April 12, 2021 9:14 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

You may need or want to change your password while off campus. The following will walk you through how to change your password with out having to come to campus Connect the GlobalProtect VPN (Setup information: https://cnsit.colostate.edu/kb/csu-vpn-duo) Use this link to start the process:  https://eid.colostate.edu/eIDModify/Password.aspx Following instructions from DoIT update your password Once you have […]

By Evan Campbell
April 12, 2021 9:11 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

This walk through will help you install and log into Beyond Labz 2.0 Go to https://portal.beyondlabz.com/#/login and create an account using your CSU email address and a password of your choosing or login to your account if you’ve already created one If the Beyond Labz Connect shortcut is on the desktop double click on it […]

By Aaron Vanasse
April 5, 2021 12:22 pm MT
Posted in General Computing, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Windows

After resetting your CSU NetID password we occasionally hear from folks that their wireless devices have a hard time connecting back to the CSU-NET wifi while on campus. This is sometimes caused by an existing wireless profile for CSU-NET which is trying to use the saved password, which is now old. The simple trick to […]

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

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