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Software Tips & Tricks

Technology Training offers drop-in Open Lab hours and formal hands-on classes, but sometimes all you need is a quick tip. Software Tips & Tricks is a collection of some of the best hints we've discovered to make your computing more productive.

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  •  Windows 7 tips and tricks

    Many new Windows 7 users appreciate the new features in the operating system. But with everything, there's always room for improvement. Check out the following sites to learn how to add even greater functionality to Windows 7.
  •  Free project management tools

    Project management tools can be a life saver, especially for long-term or very elaborate projects. Many of these tools are designed with large enterprises in mind and can be costly, which makes the following free, easy to use online options perfect for smaller budgets.
  •  Free online backup, file sync and sharing tools

    Box, Dropbox, MozyHome, and ZumoDrive are some of the best, free options for backing up, sharing, and synchronizing your files across multiple computers and devices. Each has at least 1GB of storage and offers paid upgrade options if you need more space.
  •  Technology help just for students

    Student Technology Services provides technical assistance with personal computing technology to all SCU students, and in-room computer and communications support for resident students.You can get help connecting to the wireless network, using the computer labs, setting up your xBox to the internet, and more. Call the IT Student Help Desk 408-554-5050 or stop by the "Start Here" desk in the library!
  •  What's an .aac? .vcf? rtf?

    If you ever come across a file with an unknown file extension, look it up at Each entry contains information about the file format, a description of the file, and the program(s) that can open it.
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