Networking Applications

UConn offers many ways to access the university network and resources while off-campus. Each of them can benefit a particular function and have different methods of access. Skybox  User Guides Online and desktop client access Virtual desktop UCONN-SECURE EFS Drives University software AnyWare User Guides Citrix Receiver download needed, but web-based access Online access available EFS […]

Installing and Using Avira

Avira is a free antivirus program that is available for both Mac and PC. Windows computers do not necessarily need to install another antivirus, as Microsoft Security Essentials can be downloaded (or activated) for free on PCs. UConn supports an internal based download only on university computers: any personal computers looking for Avira must download […]

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Keyboard shortcuts are useful combinations of keys that allow you to complete an action in a shorter amount of time than going through the usual steps. They often have use in a web browser, document-processing software, and many other places! Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Windows shortcuts mostly require holding down two or more keys. The […]

Using System Report

System Report lists and manages all devices, internal and external, attached or otherwise installed in a Mac computer system. Launching System Report To launch the System Report on a Mac computer select ‘About This Mac’ from the Apple menu. In the ‘About This Mac’ menu select ‘System Report’. The system report window looks like this: […]

Installing Remote Desktop on Mac OS X

    You can install and set up Microsoft Remote Desktop from your Windows workstation computer to a personal Mac. *Steps 1 and 2 require access to your Windows work computer Step 1: Enable Remote Desktop on Your University Device If you already have your computer configured to receive remote desktop protocol connections: e.g., you connect remotely […]

Archiving/Saving Outlook Emails on Mac

Exporting 1.  Open Microsoft Outlook 2.  Select File > Export… 3.  Select which items to sync by checking the boxed next to mail, contacts, calendar, etc. Click the right arrow on the bottom right 4.  Make sure No is selected and hit the right arrow again   5.  Choose a name and place to save the […]

Setting Up a Shared Resource

Resource numbers can be found by searching the email address or display name in the Global Address Book on Outlook (top right of the dashboard). Make sure you are searching the Global Address List and not the Offline version. If you cannot access your shared resource properly, check that you indeed have the proper access to the […]

Using and Setting Up Skype for Business

    Students, student workers, and all faculty and staff who have an Office365 account should be able to log in to Skype for Business.  Skype can be accessed through the desktop application or the Office365 online portal. Features of Skype for Business include instant messaging, audio calling, video conferencing, emailing, and scheduling meetings. Office365’s […]