Category Archives: Microsoft

Windows Desktop SkyDrive App (students)

SkyDrive is an online file storage system that is a part of Microsoft’s Live@EDU service. The Microsoft SkyDrive App provides instant access to all files stored in your SkyDrive account. The following directions are specific to the SkyDrive app for Windows Desktop, but the steps are general and can be followed for other platforms as well.

  1. Select the Get the app button the SkyDrive for Windows section of the website
    Apps are also available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and Mac platforms
  2. Select the Download button
  3. At the bottom of the screen, select Save to download the installation file
  4. After the file has been saved to your local computer, select Run
  5. A User Account Control pop-up may appear. Select yes to continue
  6. The Microsoft SkyDrive app installation will start
  7. Select Get Started
  8. Enter your Microsoft ID ( in the Windows Live ID: field
    Enter your PirateNet Password in the Password field.
  9. Tap Next to continue
  10. Tap Done to finish the installation
  11. Once the setup process has completed, a SkyDrive folder will be added to your Favorites folder.

SkyDrive Students – Windows Desktop (pdf)

Adding a account to the Windows 8 Mail app [students]

  1. From the Windows 8 Start screen, select the Mail tile
  2. Swipe from the right edge to display the Charms bar, select Settings
  3. Select Accounts
  4. Select Add an account
  5. Select the Exchange icon
  6. Enter your eMail address ( and your PirateNet password, then select the See all link
  7. Enter the following information:
    Server Address:
    Domain:  leave blank
    Username: (Enter your eMail address)
    Select Connect
  8. Your email account will take a few minutes to synchronize.
    If this is the first time that you are connecting your email, you will see a prompt to accept remote administration – Select yes or ok
    Additionally, you may see a yellow bar at the top of the window – accept all prompts that appear

Connecting a Bluetooth Keyboard

  1. From the Windows 8 Start screen, swipe from the right edge to display the Charms bar, then select Settings
  2. Select the More PC settings link
  3. Select Devices on the left menu to display all devices currently connected
  4. Locate the Power button on the bottom of the Bluetooth Keyboard, press and hold for five seconds and then release – the two blue led’s will alternate indicating that it is in “Pairing Mode”
  5. Select Add a device link at the top of the window
  6. A list of Bluetooth devices currently in range will appear. Select the SAMSUNG Keyboard icon
  7. A unique connection passcode will be generated by your computer. Enter this passcode via the Bluetooth keyboard, then press the Enter key
  8. The SAMSUNG Keyboard will now appear as a connected device.
The Bluetooth Keyboard can be turned off by momentarily pressing the power button (the right led will blink once), and then turned back on by pressing the power button for one second (the left led will blink once).  There is no need to re-pair the keyboard.

Bluetooth Keyboard (pdf)