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Tip of the Month: Microsoft SkyDrive for Students

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About this article

This article provides an overview of the OneDrive for Business (formerly known as SkyDrive Pro) cloud storage service provided to all WSU students and employees. If focuses on the features and functions that are identical for both groups and includes links to student-specific and employee-specific articles. It is intended for both employees and students.

What's OneDrive for Business?

Microsoft OneDrive for Business is is a set of services that you can use to store your files online, share them with other people, and synchronize them with copies of the same files on your laptop, tablet, and phone, allowing you to access and edit the files from any of your devices even when you are not online. In order to really appreciate how OneDrive for Business works, you need to understand several key concepts: the 365 OneDrive @ WSU account is linked to Winona State University services, therefore finding and collaborating with fellow students is also easier.

OneDrive for Business @ Winona State University is available for all students, but previously some students may have used their own personal OneDrive. Both have these features in common:

  • 7 GB of free online storage
  • Storing, backing up, accessing, and sharing thousands of documents, photos, and Microsoft Office files
  • Accessing files from anywhere online & viewing photos from most web-enabled mobile phones anywhere with Internet access
  • Controlling who sees what with password protection
  • Saving through a browser upload or automatic upload with desktop applications using Drag and Drop
  • Sharing folders for group project uploading, downloading, and collaboration on documents and other files

There are more benefits to having OneDrive @ WSU that we'll go over in the next section.

Accessing your OneDrive for Business

There are several ways that you can access your OneDrive for Business.

Using your web browser

You can access OneDrive for Business using a web browser on any computer, tablet, or smartphone connected to the Internet. The only current exception is that you cannot access it using the latest version of Google Chrome on a WSU PC while connected to the campus network. If you have a WSU PC, use Internet Explorer or Firefox to access your OneDrive for Business while on campus. From off campus, Chrome works fine.

WSU Apps Store

You can find the OneDrive for Business iPad app on the WSU Apps store.

From the full article: Microsoft Live SkyDrive

Featured Tool: Adobe Fireworks

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Adobe Fireworks is a graphic design tool that really focuses on the preparation of images for use on the Web. Less complex than Adobe Photoshop, it is a great tool for developing Web-ready graphics quickly. It can also be very helpful for developing Web pages and interactive Web content. You can:

  1. Rapidly prototype web pages
  2. Create and optimize interactive images (e.g., image maps, rollovers) for the web quickly and accurately
  3. Export a clickable prototype of a page as an interactive PDF file, so you can easily collect comments from reviewers and demo your designs
From the full article: Fireworks

Geek Speak 101: VPN

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VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Using the Cisco VPN client software, you can connect a WSU laptop or home computer to the WSU network from off campus. This software is already installed on all WSU laptops. You can install it on a personally-owned computer yourself. A VPN connection enables you to access select network resources as if you were on campus connected to our network directly. This includes:

From the full article: VPN

The Faculty Exchange

>> Learn more about faculty applications of technology.

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Knowledge Base News

  • 12/11/13 - This year we have added many new articles and have received very positive feedback from the WSU community regarding our new and improved Technology Knowledge Base. Thank you everyone for your comments and contributions. Please continue to email any comments or suggestions that you have to us. We appreciate your feedback.
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