SAIT Tips

Tip of the Week – Contacting SAIT Support

Happy Friday!

Our tip this week is a reminder that our help desk phone number (aka “SAIT Support”) is 486-8992. When you need help with technical issues, this is the number to call. Our call routing system will allow you to speak to a technician during the hours of 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday.  We are here to help!

SAIT Support
860-486-8992

Tip of the Week – Check Your Junk Email Folder

Due to a recent update from Microsoft, Outlook 2016 may be filtering more emails into the Junk Email folder than it has in the past. Our tip this week is to check your Junk Email folder on a regular basis. If you find an important message in the Junk Email folder, right click on the message and select “Junk > Not Junk” to send it back to the Inbox. This will teach Outlook not to file messages from that sender to the Junk Email folder again.

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Tip of the Week – Real-Time Collaboration in Word

Did you know that when documents are saved to Microsoft OneDrive, you can collaborate on those documents with colleagues in real-time? All you have to do is share the document with them and they can join you in editing the same document. You can even watch the changes being made in real time. No more passing documents back and forth over email – this is a great time saver!

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Check out this article from Office Support to learn how it works with Word:

Collaborate on Word Documents With Real-Time Co-Authoring

 

Tip of the Week – View Outlook Calendars Side-by-Side or Overlaid

In Microsoft Outlook, you can view multiple calendars at the same time, either side-by-side or overlaid into one merged calendar. This can include your calendars, shared calendars from other people and SharePoint calendars.
 

Open Calendars in Side-by-Side View

  1. In Calendar, in the Navigation Pane, select the check box of another calendar that you want to view.
  2. The calendar that you selected opens next to the calendar that already appears.
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Select multiple calendars to view them side-by-side

Open Calendars in Overlay View

  1. Once you have multiple calendars displayed side-by-side, you can overlay them to view appointments together.
  2. Click the small arrow in the Calendar title tab to overlay that calendar with the one to its left.
  3. Repeat step 2 to view as many calendars that you wish to overlay.
  4. To go back to side-by-side view, click the arrow again and the overlay is removed.
  5. To remove calendars from this view, click the X in the Calendar tab.

Click the arrow to overlay the calendars
Click the arrow to overlay the calendars

 
Two Calendars Overlaid
Two Calendars Overlaid

Tip of the Week – Configuring OneDrive

onedriveMicrosoft OneDrive is now available via a desktop icon on Student Affairs computers. When configured properly, OneDrive will synchronize the files that you place in your OneDrive to a cloud storage location.  This location is accessible from anywhere by logging into Office365 from any computer or mobile device. Before you can take advantage of these features, you’ll need to get set up. Follow the instructions here to configure OneDrive and get started today!

Configuring OneDrive

Why Use OneDrive?

  • Each user gets UNLIMITED data storage
  • Documents and data can be stored securely
  • Documents can also be shared with coworkers and can be easily created, edited, and reviewed simultaneously with other users. You can also ensure that everyone is working on the most recent document and can view or revert to previous versions as needed
  • Documents can also be accessed from anywhere and anytime (online and offline)

 

Tip of the Week – Use WebEx for Online Conferencing

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WebEx is an online conferencing tool you can use anywhere you have Internet access on your computer. If you can get online, you can meet with others and share data, presentations, and online demonstrations.

WebEx is available to anyone with a NetID. Use this service to host and attend online meetings with people inside and outside UConn. Learn more at: uits.uconn.edu/webex

 

Please Note – WebEx will need to run an installer in order to work properly. When you click on the link to start a meeting, an error message will appear. Click “Cancel” on the error message, then click on “Run a temporary application.”

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Drives and File Storage Explained

Did you know that Student Affairs computer accounts and files can be accessed by logging into any Division of Student Affairs computer? Several locations or “drives” exist for saving files privately or in shared locations for collaborating with others. These drives are backed up on a regular basis and securely managed by SAIT. Ever wonder what the “L:/” drive is there for? Check out our File Storage page on the SAIT website to learn more.

Tip of the Week: Turn Off Clutter

Have you missed an important message because it was automatically sorted into the “Clutter” folder? While this tool certainly helps reduce the number of seemingly unwanted messages in your inbox, it might mistakenly remove something you need. If you want to turn it off, here’s how:

  • Log in to Office 365
  • Click on the Mail tab
  • Locate “Clutter” listed in the left side menu
  • Right click on “Clutter” and select “Clutter Settings”
  • Un-Check “Separate items identified as clutter”
  • Click the “Save” icon
  • The Clutter folder will remain in your list of folders, but will no longer automatically separate items

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