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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 
 

MacTech BootCamps Add Microsoft Accreditation for Consultants

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MacTech has announced that the company’s MacTech BootCamp II events in 2013 will each be preceded by a half day of training and evaluation that will enable consultants to acquire Microsoft’s new “Microsoft Office for Mac Accredited Support Professional” accreditation. The course, which focuses on issues surrounding Microsoft Office for Mac and the Microsoft Office 365 suites, is free to all registered attendees of MacTech BootCamp.

The accreditation program will cover topics such as installation; Office Web Apps; best practices in configuration, preferences, settings, and use; licensing options; cross platform features; sharing documents with SkyDrive and SharePoint; troubleshooting and common questions; available support resources; and more. Those who pass the test at the end will receive an accreditation certificate from Microsoft, and will be able to display the new accreditation graphic on their Web sites and other promotional materials, as well as in their credentials.

The full schedule of upcoming MacTech BootCamp II events is as follows. Note particularly the Seattle event, where our own Jeff Carlson will be speaking about Apple IDs. The one-day MacTech BootCamp events cost $499 regularly, but are only $299 for TidBITS readers and include a $50 subscription to MacTech Magazine.

  • Seattle, WA: MacTech BootCamp II on 6 March 2013; Microsoft course on 5 March

  • Dallas, TX: MacTech BootCamp II on 17 April 2013; Microsoft course on 16 April

  • Boston, MA: MacTech BootCamp II on 15 May 2013; Microsoft course on 14 May

  • Washington, DC: MacTech BootCamp II on 26 June, 2013; Microsoft course on 25 June

  • Chicago, IL: MacTech BootCamp II on 17 July 2013; Microsoft course on 16 July

  • San Francisco, CA: MacTech BootCamp II on 13 August 2013; Microsoft course on 12 August

  • Atlanta, GA: MacTech BootCamp II on 18 September 2013; Microsoft course on 17 September

 

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