Starting on March 27, 2017, OIT will begin moving Exchange 2010 mailboxes to our new Exchange 2016 system. Most of the changes will occur behind the scenes and should have a little noticeable impact on email service. Users of webmail will have noticed the updated experience that was implemented in January to the Outlook web client. These changes will allow for better collaboration, improved search, and of course, that improved Outlook web experience for all web browsers.
Continue reading Exchange 2016 Mailbox Migrations Begin Next Week
Could your presentations use a little more pizazz? Join us for this special 1-hour webinar full of tips, tricks, and practical guidelines for any PowerPoint presentation. If you are thinking of using PowerPoint for any of your classes, this webinar will be worth your time.
During this hour, we will also introduce you to Sway, Microsoft’s storytelling application, designed for creating presentations, newsletters, and interactive reports. Learn how to access Sway and create quality presentations effortlessly. (1 hr)
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 1:00 p.m.
Have a Sitecore question? Want hands-on Sitecore help with a page edit, widget, form, or graphics?
Drop in anytime or schedule an appointment for a guaranteed time slot. We’re here to help.
March Schedule for Sitecore Office Hours
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||Closed for Spring Break
(appointments may be available)
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Location: * March 1ST Office Hours will be hosted in Fondren Library East 323. All other sessions will be hosted in the Fondren Library East 109 Classroom.
Know Before You Go: If you’re brand new to Sitecore, or if it’s been a while, consider taking an introductory class so that we can better assist you. In-person sessions and on-demand webinars are available. Learn more about web publishing at SMU.
This is a pilot program. We will continue to offer drop-in sessions in the future on a to-be-determined basis.
The Sitecore Knowledge Base has been recently updated to include Web Forms and department specific topics. Check it out at wiki.smu.edu/display/OITPublic/Sitecore+Knowledge+Base.
Page Updated 02/27/2017 with room changes.
OIT will be offering over dozen instructor-led workshops and webinars this semester. New IT Training courses include Adobe Acrobat Essentials, Mastering Digital Notetaking with OneNote, and Using Powerpoint & Sway. Another new addition is the Sitecore Office Hours. Sitecore users can come by and get one-on-one assistance with their questions regarding the web content editor. Continue reading IT Training Announces New Courses for Spring 2017
The Student Technology Assistant in Residence (STAR) Program is available to work with faculty and academic departments on short-term instructional technology projects. STAR students handle the technical stuff, allowing you to focus on the content. Michael Robertson, Academic Technology Services Director for Dedman College, manages the STAR Program. Continue reading STAR Students Available for Technology Projects
Last week, Apple released a new suite of professional applications aimed at the K-12 and Higher Ed markets. This Pro Apps Bundle for Education includes their popular Final Cut Pro X for video editing, the award-winning Logic Pro X for audio editing, Motion 5 for motion graphics, Compressor 4 for compressing those videos, and MainStage 3 for using your audio recordings in live audio performances. Continue reading Apple Offers Pro Apps Bundle with Final Cut & Logic for $200
We are offering new webinar training for Appspace this month. The first is a good introduction for new users of our digital signage solution. The second is for users wanting to do more with Appspace. Continue reading Upcoming Training for Appspace Digital Signage
The 2016 Progress Report for the Office of Information Technology is now available.
To view the report, please visit sites.smu.edu/oit/pr2016 or click the link below.
PDF and ePub versions are available on our website at
Box has lots of great features, like sharing, Box Notes, and Desktop Syncing, but did you know you could also use keyboard shortcuts with Box? Try using these keyboard shortcuts to improve your productivity while using Box@SMU. Find out “how to be a power user” with these keyboard shortcuts after the jump. Continue reading Become a Box Power User with Keyboard Shortcuts
SMU Buildings and Roads has circulated a notice that electrical service will be shut off to several campus buildings as a part of campus construction activities. The shutdown will begin on Thursday, January 19 starting approximately at 7 p.m. and is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. Offices in these buildings should remember to shut down computers and printers before the electrical service being shut off. Continue reading Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on January 19.