Author Archives: Zach Peterson

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LinkedIn & Lynda.com: The Dynamic Duo!

Let’s say you’re in that stage of your academic career where it’s time to start looking to your future professional career. Be it an internship or a full-time job search, it can be difficult to stand out in a competitive … Continue reading

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Apple WWDC 2016: What’s New

It’s that time of year again! Apple is hosting their annual Worldwide Developers Conference this week in San Francisco. The WWDC isn’t usually as flashy as the iPhone reveals, but there’s still a lot of cool features and products you … Continue reading

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New In-Depth Canvas Sessions Announced

Need some more assistance with the finer points of SMU’s new Canvas LMS? OIT has scheduled additional training sessions over the summer that cover advanced topics ranging from grade books to modules. Just like the basics sessions OIT has given … Continue reading

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Office for 2016 is Here! Learn About New Features.

The wait is over for both Windows and Mac users for the latest version of Microsoft Office: Office 2016. Along with a new look to better match Windows 10, it also has a few handy new features that Office 2010 and 2011 … Continue reading

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President’s Picnic Contest

As part of the SMU Staff Association’s annual President’s Picnic, OIT will be there to join in the celebrations with giveaways and fun prizes! Stop by our booth at the picnic on May 18th to learn more about OIT’s services … Continue reading

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Unified Messaging: Your New Voicemail System

In this webinar, learn more about the new voicemail system. Discover all of the new features Microsoft Unified Messaging brings to SMU! View the webinar after the break.

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Elevating Inside.SMU to SharePoint in the Cloud

As part of OIT’s efforts to improve services across campus, Inside.SMU, our internal collaboration platform, will be moved to Microsoft’s SharePoint in the Cloud service. This change allows us to offer the latest version of SharePoint (the underlying software that ran Inside.SMU) to … Continue reading

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lyndaCampus Adoption on Campus Increases

When we at OIT introduced lyndaCampus in late 2015, we were excited to begin offering a new way to learn about all kinds of business and creative skills and software. Turns out, you were just as excited! As of April 1, … Continue reading

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Inside.SMU moving to SharePoint Online

OIT is  happy to announce that Inside.SMU, our on-campus collaboration tool, is moving from an onsite Microsoft SharePoint server to a Microsoft-hosted SharePoint in the Cloud service. This upgrades our SharePoint software to the latest version automatically. On top of … Continue reading

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Winter Break Brings New Classroom Upgrades to Campus

During the winter break, our Classroom Support team was hard at work to make sure classrooms in need of technology upgrades were ready for the new semester. As semesters go by, heavily used equipment becomes less reliable and older technology … Continue reading

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