OIT has received notice that effective immediately, Lumen will no longer be providing Century Link Conference services to campus. If you are needing a virtual conference room, we recommend using one of the on-campus solutions that are already available. Continue reading Century Link Conference Bridge Services Discontinued
Category: Unified Communications
Unified communications (UC) relates to the integration of SMU’s enterprise communication services such as instant messaging (chat), voice (including VoIP telephony), web & video conferencing, call centers and unified messaging.
Phase I of SMU’s Phone Replacement Project Completed
In September, we wrapped up the completion of Phase I of the Phone Replacement project. This multi-year project kicked off with over 900 cabling upgrades and enabling layer 3 routing to ensure infrastructure readiness. Once these initial upgrades were complete, OIT kicked off a pilot to test functionality and ensure the successful rollout of new phones on campus. Implementing this new system was a massive undertaking, with OIT staff canvassing The Hilltop to audit, plan, train, and deploy. From the University Data Center to Expressway Tower to the Law quad, every campus building required exceptional attention to detail. Continue reading Phase I of SMU’s Phone Replacement Project Completed
Phone Replacement Project Update: May 2020
Skype for Business to display SMU ID photos
In 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
AudioCodes 445HD to be Primary Phone for Campus
A few weeks ago, OIT announced that a new phone system will begin to be deployed over the next year. As part of this announcement, we informed you that there would be two different phones provided to the SMU community. 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.
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