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
Our Mac users may have heard that there is a new Outlook available. While you may be aware of some of its new features, the IT Help Desk encourages users to not enable the New Outlook.
Even though the New Outlook button displays on your ribbon, please keep it in off mode as it will not be able to configure Outlook Exchange.
Probably not a surprise to anyone doing back-to-back meetings of late, research has proved your brain needs breaks.
This research overseen by Microsoft’s Human Factors Engineering group is well worth the read. Still, if you don’t have time to take a break and read it, the main takeaway is that breaks are essential to make the transitions between meetings less stressful for employees. It doesn’t take much, even five minutes, for them to reset. Continue reading Science Says Your Brain Needs Breaks… To Nobody’s Surprise