While Apple has launched Sonoma as their latest update to macOS, we recommend that users wait until the next update before upgrading University-owned computers. We know you may be chomping on the bit to click install, but we are currently reviewing any potential conflicts with other University applications or fixes that might be needed.
While you wait, here are a few features that our Mac users can expect in the upcoming weeks. Continue reading SMU macOS Users, Don’t Upgrade to Sonoma Just Yet!
This past summer brought all kinds of classroom improvements to campus, including the addition of new Advanced Flex classrooms in the Lyle School of Engineering. These rooms are an expansion of the style of room first installed in Prothro Hall in 2022. The classroom technology is geared towards providing a top-tier lecture experience for both in-person and remote learners. If you’re scheduled in one of these rooms or are simply curious about how they work, take a look at our informative video series:
Additional information is also available on our website. The Lyle Anywhere team can also provide assistance and consultation for Lyle faculty using these rooms for distance education courses.
Recently, we updated the spam filters with the Microsoft Defender-based filtering platform. The platform now allows us to add warning labels to unverified messages. So, if you get a message from a new sender or from an email that is not verified, you will get a fair warning. Here are a few examples of the new notices in Outlook. Continue reading New Email Tags Provide Warning for Suspicious Messages
With Zoom and Microsoft Teams very much an integral part of our workaday lives nowadays, Outlook seems to have taken a liking to adding Teams meeting links automatically on all of your meetings when you create them. Of course, not every meeting requires an online component, so this feature can become fairly annoying when you are frequently scheduling meetings. If you’d like to tell Outlook to stop adding these links automatically, here’s how to do so! Continue reading Quick Tip: Disabling Automatic Online Meeting Links in Outlook