Tag Archive: MS


Author:
Mike Adams
08/16/2012

Tech Support?

Time to exit, stage left…

I have had an incredible time writing these blogs over the last couple of years. While I have never actually managed to get a good schedule down for writing them on a consistent basis, I always enjoyed getting some time set aside to do so. So it is with a heavy heart that I inform the regular readers of the TechTalk blog that as of now, there will be no longer be any updates to it for the foreseeable future. We will leave the page up though, for anyone who still has lingering questions about any of the “How-To” articles we have written, or just want to watch one of our videos again. So thank you all very much for just reading my (and my colleagues’) articles, it has been a pleasure.

Windows 8 Preview

Author:
Mike Adams
05/07/2012

It only seems like a short time ago when Microsoft cast off the shackles of Windows Vista and introduced the world to Windows 7. It was a glorious day for many, security, stability and everything that makes Windows great was back. It ran smoother, it ran faster, it required the same system requirements, and it just plain ran. While Windows 7 is an incredible OS, it will soon be time for consumers to decide if they want to upgrade or keep their current OS. The new OS is due out later this year and Microsoft looks to be making some radical changes with Windows 8. Watch the video after the break for a sneak peak at just how big those changes are, starting with the interface.

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UC Davis TechTalk Episode Fourteen

Author:
Mike Adams
05/27/2011

It is graduation time again, and in this episode, Mike Adams talks about the graduation specials that the TechHub has. Also, he tackles a very common question gets thrown around the shop quite a bit. “How do you install Parallels and Windows on a Mac?” Find out in this episode of TechTalk.

EndNote X4 and Office Compatibility Issues

Author:
Mike Adams
11/22/2010

EndNote is a very popular program on the UC Davis campus and we know that many of you now have it in your possession. Along with the recent release of EndNote X4, both Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows have been released pretty recently as well. If you have both of these programs, you might find yourself with some compatibility issues. Read on after the break for more details.

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Author:
Mike Adams
05/11/2010

Mathcad 13 on Vista???

Mathcad 13 on Vista???

I will be honest, while we sold the student license version of Mathcad 13 at the TechHub, I really don’t think many of us…all right, more like any of us…really knew much about the product. We know it is used for mathematical analysis, but that is pretty much the extent of our knowledge. But one question kept popping up here that we figured we should probably look into because it was being asked a lot. “Will Mathcad 13 run on Vista?”

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UC Davis TechTalk Episode Nine

Author:
Mike Adams
01/21/2010

In this episode, Andrew answers another one of our most frequently asked questions, “How do I speed up my computer?” He shows you how to clean up that Windows PC so it will run like a champ.

Last Minute Gift Guide at the TechHub 2009

Author:
Mike Adams
12/21/2009

The Holidays at the TechHub

The Holidays at the TechHub

Finals are over and the stress of school is gone for a few weeks. Now is the time to pack up and head home during this period to visit the family for the holidays. That’s when it hits you, “I never did any holiday shopping. What am I going to do?” And let’s face it, as a college student you probably don’t have much disposable income lying around to purchase these gifts with. So why don’t you just head over to the UC Davis Bookstore TechHub and put those gifts on your student account. And while you are there, pick something up for yourself and tell the folks it was a book you needed for class…

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Rush at the UC Davis TechHub 2009

Author:
Mike Adams
09/24/2009

It’s that time again. The annual flood of Freshman and Senior alike to the Bookstore looking for books, supplies and whatever else they might need to survive the year. During this, lots of folks find their way over to the TechHub looking for items they originally did not think of, but are almost as necessary as the books they are buying. So this is a very small list of the most essential of items that one needs when they come to the TechHub. (Assuming that they already have their computer, which of course, should meet the campus recommended system specs…)

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Updates Coming Soon…

Author:
Mike Adams
08/10/2009

Hey everyone, I would like to apologize for the lack up updates for the past month or so to our blog. Things have been really busy at the TechHub for the past couple of months. That is still no excuse, but hopefully I will be updating TechTalk on a more consistent basis. Perhaps switching to a weekly update schedule might be for the best…we shall see…

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Author:
Kyle Holmes
6/10/2009

USB Drives have become a necessity for college students and faculty alike– a cheap and portable way to store your files and get them from Point A to Point B. Also known as thumb drives, USB sticks, Flash drives, memory sticks, thingamajig, magic sticks, and the memory thing – they can be found everywhere on college campuses. Even my mother has one.

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