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February 21, 2023
Employers today expect their professionals to be proficient in Microsoft Office apps, including Excel. Excel is a powerful spreadsheet program with the capability to organize data, make calculations, visualize information, and automate calculations. If you just use Excel to put information into neat and orderly tables, you’re missing out on the most powerful capabilities.
February 14, 2023
As students, we all know that dreaded feeling of hearing a professor announce a group project. If you’re anything like me, that means more anxiety and stress added to your already-stressful workload. Usually, the dread isn’t because I don’t want to work with other people. The stress comes from having to coordinate with other people.
February 07, 2023
In an increasingly technological world where many employers offer remote positions, digital savviness and tech skills can make you and your resume stand out from the crowd. While most of us have experience using laptops and joining Zoom meetings, being workforce-ready is a whole new ballgame. Read on to learn the top tech skills to cultivate to boost your resume.
February 01, 2023
The CAI Neurodiverse Solutions team and Pitt Information Technology implemented new automated testing practices to streamline IT infrastructure management for the University.
January 25, 2023
As the spring semester begins, so does my last semester of college – ever.
January 18, 2023
OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service where you can update, store, share, and sync your files from anywhere. All Pitt students, faculty, and staff have access to 5 terabytes of storage through their Microsoft 365 account while they are enrolled or employed at Pitt.
January 11, 2023
The moment of stepping into a pool with your phone in your pocket is a moment we all dread. The same goes for if your phone falls into the snow, or your laptop accidentally sits in your trunk overnight in freezing temps. With the latest tech advancements, this moment doesn’t necessarily mean your device is toast … but it doesn’t mean it’s completely safe, either.
January 04, 2023
As the ball drops and the clock strikes midnight, we enter a new year of experiences and opportunities. But it wouldn’t be the New Year without resolutions. Many people around the world make New Year’s resolutions, only to completely forget about them a week into January.
December 20, 2022
Ahh, the fall semester is over, and it’s time to kick back and relax. Whether you’re visiting family across the state, hitting the slopes on the West Coast, or flying overseas for some fun, taking care of your tech and considering cybersecurity while traveling is a must.
December 14, 2022
Just like the clockwork, the end of the year marks the beginning of the holiday season. We all get a little time off to enjoy with our loved ones and get some much-needed R&R. And, of course, giving and getting some fun gifts! Our Ultimate Tech Gift Guide has options for everyone on your list … including yourself! Even some that are free!
December 07, 2022
The work world was flipped on its head in March 2020 as world health experts declared a global pandemic. Students were sent home, buildings were closed, and everyone was left trying to figure out how to live and work remotely. Over the next year and a half, we have emerged from our houses to engage in person again.
November 30, 2022
Those first few days and weeks at Pitt are a whirlwind. So much information is thrown at you during Welcome Week, when you were most concerned about finding your classes and getting moved into your residence hall. Now that you know what you’re doing, it’s time to take your Panther prowess to the next level with the Pitt Mobile app.
November 16, 2022
November 09, 2022
Back in the day, nearly all faculty and staff worked almost entirely in a campus office with a Pitt phone extension, while residence hall rooms had campus phones installed — until cell phones made residence halls phones obsolete and the pandemic introduced wide-spread remote work.
November 01, 2022
OneNote is Microsoft’s electronic note-taking app that help you organize your notes, edit and annotate them, and share them with others. It is available to all Pitt students, faculty, and staff at no cost as part of Microsoft 365. I asked some OneNote devotees what they loved about it. Here's why it’s their go-to app and how they use it.