Author Archives: Emily Blackmore

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What You Need to Know When You Need It

We’re now communicating project news when you need it. Starting this week, we’ve begun posting articles in our blog IT Connect instead of the bi-monthly Technology News. Our weekly down-to-earth blog has details on upcoming projects, tech tips, training, and … Continue reading

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Updating Emergency Contacts in my.SMU

If you haven’t recently, it’s a good time to update your emergency contacts in my.SMU. Faculty & Staff Instructions From the landing page, select Personal Information located under Employee Self – Service. Click on Emergency Contacts. Click Add Emergency Contact. … Continue reading

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Excel for Windows Tips and Shortcuts Webinar

Boosting Your Efficiency and Productivity Offered by Explore Microsoft Excel tips and shortcuts you can use every day on a Windows operating system. Join Dennis Taylor, spreadsheets expert and author, to unlock techniques for navigating, copying and pasting, … Continue reading

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Voicemail Replacement Project

The Voicemail Replacement Project is approaching the pilot phase. When the new service comes online, some exciting new features will be available. In addition to being able to check voicemail with your phone, staff and faculty will also be able … Continue reading

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Distributed Antenna Service (DAS): Cell Phone Coverage Update

By Amber Clark The DAS Initiative to improve cell phone coverage across campus completed phase one of five on March 4th. All carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) are present in the Residential Commons.  Phase two is estimated to be … Continue reading

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Spam Filter Changes

In response to the ever-present threat of unsolicited email sent to campus, the following changes were made to the SMU email security service on Monday, April 20: Messages identified as “definite” spam will be dropped, instead of quarantined. These messages … Continue reading

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The New Apple Watch

By: Kristina Harris With the launch of Apple Watch pre-sales, we decided to put together a table to compare and contrast the new technology and two of its biggest competitors, Google’s Android Wear Gear Live and Samsung’s Gear S. Click … Continue reading

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How to Report SPAM and Phishing at SMU

By George Finney The University receives over 300 million SPAM and Phishing messages ever year. Although majority are stopped, some messages will slip through our filters and arrive in your inbox. If you would like to report spam which has … Continue reading

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Using RSS Readers to Keep Track of Your Favorite Blogs

By Amber Clark Back in the dark ages, before Twitter and Tumblr, there were blogs. Individuals tired of going from one blog to another to read all their news, jokes and view cute pictures of cats, created a centralized place … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Free Technology Training at SMU

IT Training here at SMU has a number of resources available for Faculty, Staff and Students, and it’s all for free! The place to begin is on the OIT webpage, You can navigate to the IT Training homepage through … Continue reading

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