March 2017

Backups Can Save Your Day

Backing up your files protects you from data loss, whether caused by hard drive failure, accidental deletes, malware or ransomware, and even theft.  If you are lucky enough to have never yet experienced a major data loss, please realize that it is only a matter of time before you do.

There are many available options for making backups, from automated systems to manual ones.  Below are some options you should consider.

UT faculty and staff can use UT Backup

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Quick Tip for Pasting Content into UT Mail (Gmail)

I've been using UT Mail for a couple of years now, and one thing that has always bothered me is that copying and pasting content into UT Mail keeps the formatting of the original source.  I've been suffering along with this by pasting the content in, selecting it, and then using the "remove formatting" (menu item, or CTRL + \) option:  Not a productive or optimal way of doing things.

Recently, I discovered a somewhat simpler method of pasting in content without keeping the formatting from the content source.  To remove the original formatting of the

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Office Suite Options

We all know that Microsoft Office is the de-facto office suite today.  Time was, you had to pay an arm and a leg for Microsoft Office, and competing products weren't compatible.  That's all changing.

Today, UT faculty and staff (see below for students) are eligible for free copies of Microsoft Office on University-owned machines under our site licenses.  Contact the CNS Help Desk at if you need a copy or need to upgrade to the latest version.

UT students are eligible to download a copy

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Spring Break

Spring Break is almost upon us! While many of you will be on vacation for Spring Break, others of us will be busy working to further improve your Information Technology resources here on campus.

You can see what Information Technology work the university is planning at the wiki page (requires UT EID login).  CNS planned work can always be found at as well.

If you will be on vacation for Spring Break, and haven't been

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