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Happy Holidays

Training Team would like to wish you happy holidays!

While you are away, don’t forget to check your McCombs email.  If you are away from your personal computer, you can check it through Outlook Web Access (sign in with your McCombs username and password).

ITS will be working over the break and they have a Stay Connected checklist for those of you wishing to use IT resources during the holiday.

We will see you in the spring semester with new technology ideas.

Have a wonderful holiday break and a Happy New Year!

20 Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to work faster and smarter.  HowtoGeek.com posted a great list of 20 lesser know Windows keyboard shortcuts.  Have a look!

How-to Geek’s list of keyboard shortcuts

Help with Excel Functions

It’s been well over a year since we put up any help posts for people learning Excel functions. I’d like to put up a reminder of all the posts we’ve done in the past and give a current list of online Excel function learning options.

Excel Learning Posts:

Learn Excel Functions

Five Excel Formulas and Functions Essentials

Learn Excel Watching YouTube

All our Excel posts

Microsoft Excel Official Office Website:

List of All Worksheet Functions (alphabetical)

Formulas Help and How-to

Function Reference

Microsoft Office Online Training

McCombs Training Team:

Excel Tutorials and Videos

Safety Alerts at the University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin website home page has a good deal of helpful links at the bottom left. You can find out about school closures and get emergency information as well as sign up to have text message alert notifications sent to your mobile device.

The UT Austin home page: www.utexas.edu

UT Austin Emergency Information: www.utexas.edu/emergency

Text Message Alerts: www.utexas.edu/cellphonealert

McCombs Computer Services also has an IT alerts list that sends out information about technology in the business school via email, to sign up go to: https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/subscribe/msb_it_alerts

Online Storage

Store you documents in the cloud. Cloud storage or virtual storage or online storage refer to online servers where you can save your files, then access them from any computer using a web browser. Here are a few options for McCombs students, the UT Austin community and the world…

UT WebSpace (The University of Texas at Austin Only)

The University of Texas ITS department provides a free 1GB storage space for all students, faculty and staff called WebSpace. Use Webspace to store your homework, class projects or any file you don’t want to lose. You can share files with others and work cooperatively on documents using Webspace sharing options. Webspace also has a web publishing feature that can create webpages and ePortfolios for presenting your work to the public.

WebSpace login site: https://webspace.utexas.edu

WebSpace overview and help: http://www.utexas.edu/its/webspace/index.php

McCombs MySites (McCombs Students Only)

The McCombs School of Business offers all students MySites. MySites are websites that allow you to upload and save documents, network with your McCombs classmates, or share files among several people.

Sign into your MySite: http://students.mccombs.utexas.edu

MySite info on the Wiki: http://ford.its.utexas.edu/wiki/index.php/My_Site

Dropbox (For Everyone!)

Dropbox is an excellent, no cost online storage site for everyone.

https://www.dropbox.com/

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