Not long ago, the new Outlook for Mac was introduced, causing some pain points for users. Recently, Microsoft made additional enhancements, prompting users to explore the new Outlook for Windows and new Teams, which is available on both Mac and Windows. When a product is in beta status, it’s important to examine the features and assess options before making the switch. Continue reading Microsoft Outlook & Teams: Exploring the Pros and Cons of New Features – To Stay or Go?
With Zoom and Microsoft Teams very much an integral part of our workday 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
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
As we continue to improve information security measures on campus, we will be implementing more modern authentication methods to our Microsoft services to increase security and improve your login experience on December 19, 2022. This new form of authentication will also minimize the frequency of entering your password, along with helping to prevent those irritating account lockouts that may occur when updating your SMU password. The actions you’ll need to take are minimal, but we’d like to make you aware of them. Continue reading Modern Authentication and You
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