In the fall, we announced that this year, SMU employees will receive Microsoft Teams headsets to replace their phones unless specifically requested. This transition is essential as Microsoft Teams will replace Skype for Business.
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?
In the second part of January and running through February, Phase II of the Microsoft Teams Migration Project will begin with the exchange of desktop phones for headsets for any employees who requested one but were not able to get one as part of Phase I. We will also be deploying the Jabra speaker puck as part of this Phase. OIT representatives will visit campus buildings between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to meet with employees and conduct the exchange.
The schedule for these exchanges is as follows:
|Monday, January 22
|Prothro Hall, Selecman Hall, Kirby Hall, Bridwell Library
|Tuesday, January 23
|Owen Arts Center, Meadows Museum, Dr. Bob Smith Health Center, Umphrey Lee Center
|Wednesday, January 24
|Embrey Engineering Building, Caruth Hall, Hughes- Trigg Student Center
|Thursday, January 25
|Crum Basketball Center, Loyd All-Sports Center, Blanton Student Services Building
|Friday, January 26
|Monday, January 29
|Dawson Service Center, Patterson Hall, Clements Hall, Hyer Hall, Fondren Library Center
|Tuesday, January 30
|Dallas Hall, Heroy Science Hall, Fondren Science Building, Harold Clark Simmons Hall, Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall, Moody Hall
|Wednesday, January 31
|Perkins Administration, Storey Hall, Collins Hall
|Thursday, February 1
|Friday, February 2
As it was with Phase I, if the scheduled date does not work with an employee’s availability, the team will return the following Friday to try again. No exchange will happen without the requester being present. Also, if an employee would like to exchange a desktop phone for a headset, they can ask one of the OIT representatives while they are in the building, and they will be happy to assist.
Our first phase of the Telephone Handset Replacement for Microsoft Teams Migration Project, is off to a good start with OIT representatives visiting campus buildings, meeting with employees, and exchange their desktop phones for a new headset. We have heard back from some employees about what the next phases are for the the project and we would like to update the campus on the progress and timeline. Continue reading Microsoft Teams Migration Headset Reclamation: What to Expect
Starting this week, OIT will begin deploying replacement headsets to employees who requested one in the SMU Telephone Handset Replacement Survey sent last month. During this first phase of the Microsoft Teams Migration Project, OIT representatives will visit campus buildings between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to meet with employees and exchange their desktop phones for a headset.
The schedule for these exchanges is as follows: Continue reading Teams Headset Deployment Begins This Week