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How Do I Add the Monterey Travel Calendar to my Windows or Mac Outlook

The Monterey Travel Calendar assists in keeping track of people going back and forth between Monterey and Middlebury.

For Windows Outlook 2010

1. In Outlook, display the folder list by the clicking Folder List icon or the menu item in the lower section the left navigation menu. Additional folders display at the bottom of the folder section of the left nav window (where your Inbox, Sent, Deleted etc. are listed). Scroll to the bottom of the folder section.

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2. Click the small triangle left of “Public Folders” to expand the Public Folders list. Then click the triangle left of “All Public Folders” to expand that list.

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3. Scroll down to find the Monterey Travel Calendar.

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4. Right click on the calendar and select Add to Favorites.

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5. In the pop-up window click the Add button. Adding to favorites will make the calendar available where your own calendar is listed.

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6. Go to the calendar section of Outlook and Monterey Travel Calendar is listed in the left nav under a sub-section called Other Calendars.

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7. Click the check box left of the name to display the calendar.

 For Mac Outlook 2011

1. In Outlook, from the Tools menu, select Public Folders… The Folder Browser will display with a list of public folders and calendars.

Tools Menu Folder Browser

2. Scroll down the list and select Monterey Travel Calendar, then click the green Subscribe button in the upper left of the window.

3. Go back to the main calendar view.

4. On the View menu, make sure Navigation Pane is checked.

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5. In the Navigation Pane, check the box next to Monterey Travel Calendar which is listed under Subscribed Public Folders.

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6. In Day, Work or Week view, you will see the Midd/MIIS travel entries in the “all day” row at the top of the calendar.

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How do I connect my Mac to the MIIS wireless network

Most of the time, to use the MIIS wireless network, all you need to do is the following:

  1. Click on the AirPort icon on the right end of the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Select “miis” from the list.
  3. Enter your MIIS username and password (same as your email account), then click OK.
  4. Click Apply to save all changes

However, if the above procedure does not work for you, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on Airport icon on right-upper toolbar.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Join Other Network
  3. Type miis in the Network Name field.
  4. Select WPA Enterprise or WPA2 Enterprise from the Security drop-down menu.
  5. Enter your network username and password (the same as your email account) in the User Name and Password fields, respectively.
  6. Click on Remember this network check-box.
  7. Click on Join to join the network.

 

How to Install VirtualBox and Windows on your Mac

You can use Parallels, VMWare, Bootcamp or VirtualBox to run Windows on your Mac. This tutorial was written for VirtualBox, since it’s free and you don’t have to reboot your computer to access Windows (with Bootcamp you choose which OS you want to load at startup).

Before you do anything else, make sure your Mac is running Lion (10.7) or newer, and has 8GB or more of RAM. You will need to purchase a Windows 10 Home (64-bit) license, which is available on Amazon by searching for “Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit OEM.” You will probably purchase an installation DVD, but what you really need is the activation key that comes with it. Since modern computers no longer have DVD drives, Microsoft has made it possible for you to download an ISO of the installation disk.

You can also use the Windows installation DVD, but of course, then you would need to use an external DVD drive, which can be purchased, or borrowed from a classmate.

1) Download VirtualBox

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Save the DMG to a location on your computer where you will be able to find it (Downloads, Desktop, etc.). If you are on a Mac, you need the version for “OS X hosts”:

2) Install VirtualBox

VirtualBox must be installed before it can be used. When you mount the DMG, you must then run the VirtualBox installer, which will place VirtualBox into your Applications folder.

Installataion screen

3) Create your Virtual Machine (VM)

  1. When you run VirtualBox for the first time, there will be no virtual machines (VMs) installed.
    Initial run
  2. Click New in the toolbar, which will launch the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
  3. Give your VM a name such as “Windows 10”.
  4. Select “Windows” as the operating system, and “Windows 10 (64 bit)” as the version.
    Select Windows 7
    Click “Continue”. VirtualBox will make a recommendation for the RAM that should be given to your VM.
  5. Next you must configure a hard disk for your VM to use. The default settings are fine: “Start-up Disk” and “Create new hard disk” are selected. Click “Continue”.
    Select Startup Disk
    Make sure “VDI” is selected as the type of virtual disk. Click “Continue”. Make sure “Dynamically allocated” is selected. Click “Continue”.
  6. The default file size of the hard disk is 25 GB, which is fine since you will not be storing files on your VM. Click “Continue”.
    Configure the disk
  7. You will be presented with a summary. Note the location of your VDI file. Usually they will be created in your user folder in a folder called “VirtualBox VMs”. Do not rename, move or modify the VirtualBox VMs folder, or the VDI file contained within it.
  8. Click “Create” if the summary appears correct. You will now be taken back to the Virtual Machine Manager, which will no longer be empty. You should see the VM you created, and it should be “Powered Off”. Your VM is a computer within a computer, which means it must be started and shut down like a normal computer (it also means it can get viruses so be careful).
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5) Install Windows

  1. Click the green “Start” arrow.
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    You will see a warning that “Auto capture keyboard” is turned on. What is important to note on this screen is the host key, which is set to Left Command key. Use this key to “release” the mouse and keyboard from the VM to switch back to your Mac. You will need to do this if your mouse and keyboard appear to be “stuck” in the VM, meaning you can’t move the mouse out of the VM. Normally after Windows installed, you can simply move your mouse out of the VM window and it will be back on your Mac side.
  2. Since you haven’t yet installed Windows, you will be taken into the “First Run Wizard”, which will help you install Windows.
    First Run Wizard
    Click “Continue” to get started.
  3. Make sure you know where the ISO Windows 10 installation ISO is located (or you are using the installation DVD). Select the installation media in the drop down list and select “Continue”. If your computer does not have a CD/DVD drive, you may install an OS from disk media by clicking the folder browser icon (to the right below). Navigate to an installation image – DMG, ISO, CDR, DMG and select “Open”.
    Media Source
  4. If you have successfully selected your installation media, you will be presented with a Summary screen. Verify that the information is correct and select “Start”.
  5. Your VM should start for the first time. It will boot like a normal computer, but in a window on your Mac. You may get the Virtual Machine host key warning again, select “Do not show this message again” and then “Capture”. You must remember your host key, which defaults to the left Command key.
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  6. Now you are in the Windows installer. Follow the on-screen instructions, the default settings should be fine. One screen that is a little confusing is the “Upgrade” or “Custom” installation. Since this is a new VM, there is nothing to upgrade, so Custom would be the most logical choice.

Your VM may reboot a few times as Windows in installed, but most of your time will be spent watching your screen, so this would be a good time to get up and walk around.

6) Configure a Shared Folder

Before you can actually use your new VM, you will need to enable a shared folder. This folder is used to access files on your Mac from your VM. If you don’t have a shared folder, then your VM will be landlocked, meaning you won’t be able to get files on or off (you could theoretically use a USB key). To configure a shared folder, your VM must be powered off.

  1. In your VM configuration window, scroll down to the Shared Folders section. Clicking this heading will open the shared folders Window.
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  2. Click the “Add a new shared folder definition” button Button to add a share.
  3. Click the down arrow in the folder path box and select “Other…”. Navigate to a folder on your Mac, such as your Desktop or your Documents folder. Once you have chosen your folder, click “Choose”.
  4. The folder name will automatically populate the “Folder Name” box, but you can change it should you wish. Make sure “Read-only” is not checked, and that “Auto-mount” is checked.
    Add Share

7) Guest Additions

Start up your VM, when it is finished booting and you have added a user account, your final step is to install some software that VirtualBox will use to make using your VM perform a little better. From the “Devices” menu, select “Install Guest Additions”.

Guest Additions

8) Use your VM!

You have now successfully installed VirtualBox and Windows. You may now install other software that you will need for courses. If you attached a USB key (or insert a CD or DVD into your computer), you may use it in your VM. You can also install software you download from the internet. Usually installation software ends with the extension .exe. These files can safely be downloaded on your Mac to be used in your VM. Your Mac will ignore them since .exe files are not compatible.

You will need to have Office on either your Mac or PC. Some software may require Office to be installed on Windows.

If you have any questions, please refer to the VirtualBox user manual: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html

If you need help using Windows, the Help Desk may be able to assist.

How do I print from a laptop to a campus printer?

Students must use the Papercut print management system to print on the MIIS campus. This post gives you background on the process and steps to print from a laptop.

To a download a quick reference, right-click the  links below:
Macintosh  Laptop Print Setup
Windows Laptop Print  Setup

To print to any printer from your laptop you must use the PaperCut printing system. The general steps:

A. Convert – only PDF documents can be printed from laptops to campus printers.
B. Upload – put your document into Papercut system – http://papercut.miis.edu.
C. Release – go to any one of the four campus printers, log into its Print Release Station and send your document to the printer.

Windows users can install a freeware PDF converter called CutePDF Writer, http://www.cutepdf.com. During installation, you are prompted to also install PS2PDF converter, select Yes to this option. MacOS comes with a built-in PDF converter.

Instructions:

A. Convert Document

  1. Open the document you want to print, select Print from the File menu (or Win: Ctrl+P, Mac: Cmd+P).
  2. In the Printer dialog box: Windows: in the Printer name drop-down list, choose CutePDF Writer, and click OK. winprintbox Mac: in lower left corner, click on the down-arrow next to PDF and select Save as PDF.
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  3. Save the PDF file to your desired location. Remember the location for the upload.

B. Upload Document

  1. Open any browser and go to http://papercut.miis.edu.
  2. Log-in using your MIIS network username and password.
  3. In PaperCut, click on Web Print.
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  4. Click on the link Submit a Job.
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  5. Under the Printer Name, select papercut\WEB2 (virtual) for double-sided printing, or papercut\WEB1 (virtual) for single-sided printing.
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  6. Click 2. Print Options and Account Selection (figure above). Although visible, you cannot print multiple copies of a document. See the Facts section below.
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  7. Click 3. Upload Document (figure above).
  8. Under Select a document, click Browse to locate the PDF file you want to print, and then click Upload & Complete.
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C. Release Document

  1. Go to any of the four Canon campus printers and log into its Print Release Stations – Casa Fuente 449, Morse 100, Library 1st floor, and Library 2nd floor.
  2. Log into the Release Station using your MIIS network username and password.
  3. Click Print next to the print job you want to print.

Facts

  • Your printing allowance is $50/semester, .05c/single sided or double sided. This balance rolls over each semester.
  • You can check the status of your account at http://papercut.miis.edu; log in with your local network ID and password.
  • You can purchase TopUp cards for addition printing within a semester at the Library or Cashiers office.
  • You can only print one copy per uploaded document. Even though you see an option to specify more copies in Papercut, this will not have any effect. To print additional copies you must upload the document again.
  • Documents uploaded into Papercut, and ready for printing, only remain in the system for 8 hours. After 8 hours, Papercut deletes them from the system.
  • If you have a multi-page document but only want to print select pages, use the options in the Print dialog box to specify pages. Below are some examples. If the document is already a PDF, you can ‘convert’ it again, specifying the desired pages, then printing as PDF.
Windows Mac
Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Safari
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