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Tech Tips From the Hive

We continue to move forward on our transition to the Office 365 mail system.  Overall, the UK migration is 11% completed, while the college is still just starting out at 3%.  All of the Hive mailboxes were migrated a few weeks ago with only minor disruptions on the morning when the transition was finalized.  We will move on to the rest of A&S soon, migrating only a few departments at a time so that we have time to help address any problems that crop up with access on mobile devices or through Outlook.

Tech Tips from the Hive

We've received a number of requests lately asking for assistance with dealing with SPAM. It seems that there has been a recent uptick in the number of spam messages showing up in all of our inboxes (IT staff included) so it seems like this is a great topic for this installment of tech tips.

This time around we're going to combine two tech tips into one. UKAT has a method by which they prefer SPAM emails be forwarded to them which allows them to very easily block more instances and cut back on the number of possible phishing attacks on campus. We've created a tutorial that shows you how to get this information to them in the correct format. This also gives us an opportunity to show you a really quick and easy way to do this using Outlook quick steps. If you've never used Outlook quick steps they can be a really quick and easy way to automate repetitive tasks that we all do in Outlook every day. We've created a tutorial that helps you create an Outlook quick step to report SPAM to UKIT. Check out this link for the tutorial:

Tech Tips From the Hive

Happy New Year! Still trying to come up with a New Year’s resolution? How about committing to using secure passwords this year? The beginning of a new year is a great time to clean house of all the old and often used passwords and start fresh. This applies not only at work, but also for all the personal accounts we use (think Facebook, Twitter, online banking, credit cards, etc.). A secure password is at least 8 characters long, doesn’t contain your username or real name, doesn’t contain a complete word, is different from previous passwords, and uses all of the following: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

Tech Tips from the Hive

Have you ever received a new work computer, bought a new computer for home, or had a hard drive fail and wondered how you would migrate all of your browser settings (Chrome, Firefox) to the new computer?  Both Google Chrome Sync and Firefox Sync allow you to bring your bookmarks, saved passwords and other browser settings to any computer you use.  Both features require you to sign in to the application, but once signed in you can then enable sync to any device you use.  We’ve created Tutorials to help you with the process.  Click here for the Firefox Sync Tutorial, or click here for the Google Sync Tutorial.

Need to access your office computer and work files from home?  Install the UK Cisco VPN client and use Remote Desktop to access your work whenever you’d like without coming in to the office.  The Hive has created tutorials to walk you through the process of downloading and installing the VPN client, and accessing your work machine using Remote Desktop.  Have a look at these tutorials to get started:

Tech Tips from the Hive

Welcome to the first installment Tech Tips from the Hive. Tech Tips will be a regular feature of the staff newsletter where we hope to provide you with useful information about technology for both work and personal use. We will also use this space to answer technical issues that our support staff sees regularly in the College. Additionally, we’ll try to provide information on programs, apps, technology, etc. that you may find useful at home or at work.

Did you know that as a member of the staff at UK you are entitled to access all the latest versions of the Microsoft Office Applications at no cost? You can install Office apps on up to five devices (PCs, Macs, or mobile) via Office 365 for Education. Each UK Office 365 account also includes one TB of Microsoft OneDrive Cloud storage. To access your Office 365 account and download the latest versions of the Microsoft Office Application suite, go to and login with and your linkblue password.

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