Information Technology Group

Using Webspace to Securely Send Data

A few of the Dean's Office staff have asked recently about sending sensitive information to people off campus.  Anytime you are sending sensitive information (like a transcript) you want to be very cautious since there are so many security concerns.

One easy way to send information securely to someone outside UT is by using Webspace tickets.

The College of Education has put together a great tutorial on how to do this.  You can find this online at http://www.edb.utexas.edu/education/centers/ltc/services/technet/tutorials/security/webspace-tickets/

If you ever have any questions about computer and data security, do not hesitate to contact me.

Windows 7 Tips & Tricks

In Windows 7, if you drag a window to the left or right monitor edge, it will snap to “half screen” which is a nice feature when reviewing documents, websites, and more.

What if you have dual monitors? Try this Windows 7 key stroke tricks…

  • Select a window
  •   -- window snaps to monitor’s left edge
  • Select another window (same monitor)
  •   -- window snaps to monitor’s right edge

 Repeat process for the second monitor and you will successfully view four windows in “half screen” side-by-side display!!

Try these other key stroke features…

  • Select a window
  • -- window will snap to full screen
  • -- window returns to previous display size
  • again – window diminishes to task bar

 Watch this blog for more tips and tricks with Windows 7 as we test the new OS in anticipation of deploying to our administrative staff in the foreseeable future.

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Enabling Student Accounts

Students need to enable their EIDs to access Engineering labs and 4GB of data storage.

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