In this edition of OIT’s Technology News, we highlight protecting Office 365 with Duo, the employee directory, the availability of MS Teams and Adobe Creative Cloud, plus much more.
We are now introducing an online directory that contains employee office contact information that can be searched within my.SMU.
SMU faculty, staff, and students now have access to Microsoft’s cloud-based team collaboration platform – Microsoft Teams. Use MS Teams to keep all your department or group’s chats, meetings, files, and apps together in one place.
After the successful launch of Duo two-factor authentication for my.SMU, OIT will be moving forward with the next step in our effort to safeguard student and employee accounts by enabling two-factor authentication for Office 365.
In this edition, we discuss the campaign to onboard all matriculated students to use two-factor authentication (2FA), the amount of personal data left on mobile devices, how we avoid deceptive practices in our simulated phishing campaigns to campus, plus Ms. Security answers questions about malware and Facebook passwords.
Since its inception, the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Progam has awarded over 900 certifications during its pilot. Now, the program has received permanent funding and students can receive their information literacy proficiency by taking the MOS Certification.
We are excited to announce the new licensing with Adobe for the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. As part of this new license, employees will be able to download applications to both their office and home computer.
After continued testing of the features and functionality of each phone, we have decided to go with just one primary device for all employees. That model is the AudioCodes 445HD.
As we begin a new fiscal year, another large batch of faculty and staff computers are now eligible for replacement under the University Technology Fund. Before you place those orders, here are a few reminders.
This year, two OIT Academic Technology Service Directors (ATSDs) were recognized by the SMU Faculty Senate for making an incredible difference for faculty. Congrats to James Pan and Merlin Wilkerson.
Save The Date: Canvas Boot Camp
The OIT Canvas Boot Camp returns this August. The all-day workshop begins Wednesday, August 21, 2019. More details to come.