One of the benefits of our move to the cloud in the Mailbox Migration project will be to provide easier configuration options for email clients, better security, and more mailbox storage capacity. To get there, we need to change some current configurations and security settings. Some of these, have already been completed, but come next Monday, January 23, 2023, we will set the Focus Inbox feature to off by default as another step in this project. Continue reading Focused Inboxes To Be Disabled by Default in Outlook and How to Enable
Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 8.1
Like XP and 7 before it, Microsoft is pulling the plug on support for Windows 8.1 after nearly ten years of service.
Usually regarded as an awkward in-between version of the venerable operating system, 8.1 included more tablet-friendly features and paved the way for Continue reading Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 8.1
Faculty/Staff Email Accounts to Move to the Cloud
While SMU student email accounts were moved to our Microsoft 365 cloud service back in 2015, it is now time to finally move the rest of our accounts to the cloud. This will simplify mailbox management and reduce the hardware and energy costs of self-hosted email servers. Since this migration is a huge undertaking, we would like to outline what to expect in the coming months.
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Authentication Changes to Email Services
Following guidance from our Email service provider, SMU is modernizing our login process and plans to complete this modernization by October 28, 2022. While we have worked to notify all affected individuals in advance via email communications and calls from the IT Help Desk, we’d like to summarize what is happening in case you have any issues. Continue reading Authentication Changes to Email Services
Transcription Coming to Microsoft Teams Meetings Recordings
Starting July 28, 2022, Microsoft Team users will be able to take advantage of transcription services for Microsoft Teams Meeting recordings. This will allow meeting organizers to display captions during the playback of meeting recordings. Continue reading Transcription Coming to Microsoft Teams Meetings Recordings