Personal Computing & Devices

Tech Boot Camp: Get Off on the Right Foot with Technology

There is a wealth of technology on our campus that can help you reach your learning and research goals, but sometimes the biggest barrier is simply learning how to tap into that technology and put it to use. That’s where the Tech Boot Camp comes in.

The Student Training on Application Technology team, or STAT, will provide training sessions during the first week of classes to help new students get started with using campus technology.

Discounted and No-Fee Productivity and Academic-Related Software

Why shop around for software when in many cases you can get it through the campus for discounted prices or in some cases no user fee at all. The campus site licensing webpage is your key to finding the best deals on our campus for Microsoft office applications and operating systems for faculty and staff computers, as well as academic-related software for statistics, graphing, math and research for students, faculty and staff.  

Windows 8

Windows 8 Release Information

Recommendation

As is the case with most new operating system releases, there are initially a number of incompatibilities with commonly used applications and this is also the case with Windows 8. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recommends upgrading only when applications that you commonly use are supported and compatible. Also, a general familiarity with the new Metro interface is strongly encouraged before upgrading to Windows 8.

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Site Licenses - R

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.  The R language is widely used among statisticians for developing statistical software and data analysis.  It is well supported and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and Mac OS X.

R is an increasingly popular alternative, for many purposes, to the commercial statistical packages like SPSS, SAS, and Stata.  A growing number of courses either teach R or encourage its use.

How to get it

How to get it

Download R (for free) from http://www.r-project.org/

 Also available for free is RStudio, a powerful user interface for R.  Download from http://www.rstudio.com/

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Macintosh OS 10.10 Yosemite Release

Yosemite Release Information 

Recommendation

As is the case with most new operating system releases, there are initially a number of incompatibilities with commonly used applications and Yosemite is no exception. As a general rule, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) recommends most users should wait for a version update which would account for any initial bugs in the major release. Also, users should confirm compatibility of their commonly used applications before upgrading.

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Site Licenses - Fetch

Overview

Fetch is used to make secure file transfers with other systems, using an intuitive and convenient GUI.

Features

Features

Fetch is available only for Macs, running Mac OS X 10.5 and later.

Note: The recommended equivalent for Windows is PuTTY.

Cost

Cost

No fee to faculty, staff, and students at CU-Boulder

Who can get it

Who can get it

Licenses are available to all departments, faculty, staff and students on the Boulder campus.

How to get it

How to get it

Download the files needed:

Miscellaneous

Instructions:

Open the downloaded DMG file, and copy "Fetch.app" into your Mac's Applications folder. After closing the DMG file, run the Fetch for the first time and enter the license key when it is requested.

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Mobile Devices - Known Issues

Overview

Listed below are known issues related to Mobile Devices and their use with campus services, as well as possible workarounds and/or progress toward resolution of the issues. If the suggested workarounds do not help you, or if you are having any issue at all, contact the IT Service Center at help@colorado.edu or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone).

Issues affecting CULink & Exchange

Android OS

Calendar Appointment Shift

  • Impact: If using an android phone and synching calendar events, recurring events can randomly “shift their time.” This will be reflected on both the mobile device and your Exchange or CULink calendar.

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Apple Software - Macintosh OS Updates

Overview

Learn how to keep your Macintosh system up-to-date and therefore protected from security vulnerabilities.

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Laptop Registration

Overview

Do you have laptop protection? Make your laptop a less inviting target by registering it with CU-Boulder.

If you’re like most people, your laptop is an indispensable tool in your teaching, learning or research endeavors. Having your laptop and all the information on it stolen would be a huge setback. This is why the CU-Boulder offers laptop registration.

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Microsoft Software - Windows Updates

Overview

Learn how to keep your Windows system up-to-date and therefore protected from security vulnerabilities.

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