Skype for Business to display SMU ID photos

Skype Window with ID PhotosIn preparation for the upcoming deployment of the new phone system based upon Skype for Business, OIT will soon be uploading photos of all employees from the ID Card Services office into the new system. This means that your ID card photo will now be visible in Skype for Business, as well as other internal Microsoft services and programs like Outlook and SharePoint. Continue reading Skype for Business to display SMU ID photos

Duo Two-Factor Authentication Coming to Office 365

Office 365After 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. That next step will be to improve authentication for access to student email and other Office 365 services. We will do this by enabling two-factor authentication for Office 365. Continue reading Duo Two-Factor Authentication Coming to Office 365

Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 Available

Adobe LogoWe are excited to announce the new licensing with Adobe for the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications. As part of this “Named User licensing,” benefit-eligible employees will be able to log into the Adobe Creative Cloud and download the latest Adobe applications to their office computer and on one home device too, such as a laptop. We will also be rolling out the latest versions of the applications this summer to labs and instructor stations as part of a “shared device license.” Adjunct Faculty, Instructors, Temporary Staff, Sponsored Users, and Active Students will have the ability to login to systems on campus with using this “shared device license.” Continue reading Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 Available

IMAP to be discontinued for Student’s Office 365 on May 22, 2019.

EmailEarlier this year, we notified students that IMAP will be discontinued for use with Office 365. While SMU has supported IMAP for nearly 30 years, that support will end this summer for email accounts hosted in Office 365 (Exchange Online) to allow for improved email security.

Today, we notified all students still using IMAP to connect to Office 365 that at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the IMAP protocol will be disabled for Office 365. Continue reading IMAP to be discontinued for Student’s Office 365 on May 22, 2019.

Spring 2019 OIT Security Report Now Available

Winter 2019 Security Report Cover
Our Spring 2019 edition of the OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community. 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.

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