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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

New features coming soon to Teams Meetings

M365 Outreach

Posted: August 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Did you know that Microsoft is adding new features to improve the Teams Meeting experience?These new features include:·         Calls and Meetings pop outs·         Meeting controls have moved·         Large gallery...

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Attendee Information in Teams Meetings

M365 Outreach

Posted: July 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


This post is the third in a series that considers the use of Teams, SharePoint, and other Microsoft 365 tools from a record management and privacy perspective. Teams Meetings are an incredibly useful tool for remote working, but there is often a great deal of information available about attendees. During a meeting, an attendee can hover over or click the profile of any other participant to view...

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Getting started with UNB’s Microsoft 365 Services

M365 Outreach

Posted: July 5, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News, General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you new to UNB?Are you new to Microsoft 365 (previously known as Office 365)?Do you need a place to start?UNB maintains a Microsoft 365 (M365) Resources site to help you get started or learn more about the various apps, tools, and services available for free to UNB faculty, staff, and students.If you are new to UNB, the best place to get started are our Working Remotely and Studying...

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A Closer Look at Teams Meetings

O365 Outreach

Posted: June 21, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


This post is the second in a series that considers the use of Teams, SharePoint, and other Office 365 tools from a record management and privacy perspective. If you have questions about records management and privacy, please contact the Records Management & Privacy Office at rtippa@unb.ca Teams Meetings are a great way to collaborate and meet virtually. They are also a very flexible tool,...

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When and Why to Use Teams or SharePoint

O365 Outreach

Posted: June 7, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


This post is the first in a series that considers the use of Teams, SharePoint, and other Office 365 tools from a record management and privacy perspective. If you have questions about records management and privacy, please contact the Records Management & Privacy Office at rtippa@unb.ca.Teams is a fully contained collaboration platform, designed to include several unique features, including...

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O365 Productivity Tools

UNB O365 Outreach

Posted: May 25, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Did you know Office 365 offers a variety of tools to help with personal productivity? Here are our top four: 1) MyAnalytics MyAnalytics is a Microsoft app available through the O365 Dashboard that lets you explore your productivity, work habits, work-life balance, and more. Once enabled, MyAnalytics can also be accessed via “Insights” in Outlook. To begin, click on the MyAnalytics...

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New features for Teams Meetings

O365 Outreach

Posted: May 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, News, Tips and Tricks


Teams is rolling out some new features to help improve your online meeting experience. Keep reading to learn more. 1) Background effects New background effect options are now rolling out across Microsoft Teams. These new options are becoming available on the desktop version of Teams first and expand on the option to “Blur background.” You can now choose between a blurred background...

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O365 Tools for Organization and Project Management

UNB O365 Outreach

Posted: April 26, 2020 8:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest, News


Did you know that Office 365 offers a number of tools to help with project management and organization? Here are our top four: 1) FindTime Have trouble finding meeting times that work for everyone?FindTime is a free Microsoft scheduling tool that installs directly into Outlook. It allows you to create a poll to email to others so you can find a meeting time that works for everyone (similar...

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What you need to know about O365 Forms at UNB

O365 Outreach

Posted: March 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Office 365 (O365) offers a wide array of useful services and tools. Microsoft Forms is one of these tools, giving you the power to quickly and easily create surveys, quizzes, and online forms.  If your survey is intended to be institution wide, involves an institutional initiative, or institutional data, it may be more appropriate to have your survey...

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Beware of COVID-19 email scams

tidBiTS

Posted: March 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, IT Security Alerts, News


In light of growing news and concern around Coronavirus (COVID-19), scammers are launching fraudulent email campaigns attempting to take advantage of COVID-19 information and support. About COVID-19 email scams Ask you to open an attachment or click a link to donate to support efforts or see COVID-19 information. Claim to come from trustworthy sources like: Employers Governments The World...

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3 Ways to Communicate Better in O365 Teams

O365 Outreach

Posted: March 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


1.       Use the right toolTeams offers several ways to communicate with other people. Make sure you choose the right tool for your task:   2.       Be thoughtful with recordingsTeams Meetings give you the option to record your meeting – but you may want to ask yourself several quick questions before you do. First, will all...

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5 Ways to Get More from Teams

UNB 0365

Posted: February 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Microsoft Teams is a platform that allows you to quickly and easily communicate, share content, and collaborate with other people. In our last O365 blog post, we looked at several aspects of “O365 Etiquette” that can help improve communication in O365 tools. Some of these, including Presence and using @mentions to get other people’s attention, can apply specifically to Teams....

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Cybersecurity Alert: UNB Wi-Fi (eduroam) vulnerability

tidBiTS

Posted: February 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest, IT Security, News


ITS was recently made aware of a world-wide security vulnerability for devices connecting to eduroam (UNB’s Wi-Fi and also used by other institutions around the globe). This vulnerability was identified during regular security testing by another institution and can be avoided by connecting to eduroam using the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT). To our knowledge, no UNB accounts...

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Management Briefing - Renewing UNB’s VoIP Service

tidBiTS

Posted: February 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings, General Interest


The current voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephone system was implemented at UNB Fredericton during 2011 with the primary purpose of reducing phone costs for the campus by over $4 million over 10 years. Years of planning and preparation preceded the project, particularly critical network upgrades to support the new service. The Saint John campus deployed VOIP a couple of years later, needing time to...

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O365 Etiquette: Best practices for collaborating in O365

UNB O365

Posted: February 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Why do we need an etiquette for O365?“What’s the biggest problem in the world? Communication.”This was the advice shared by one of the best teachers I ever had. It’s a piece of wisdom I’ve seen proven true time after time, and while technology gives us new ways to communicate and collaborate, we will likely always struggle with how to do it effectively....

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What is the difference between SharePoint, O365 Groups, and Teams?

UNB O365

Posted: January 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: News, Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Over the past several years, I’ve created a list of some of the questions I get most frequently about Office 365 (O365) tools and apps:  What is SharePoint?  What’s the difference between O365 Groups and Teams?  Which one would work best for me?  Office 365 is always growing, so there are always new tools to explore and new features coming available, but the...

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Be careful using the auto-complete feature in your email

tidBiTS

Posted: January 21, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, IT Security, General Interest


Email programs like Outlook and Apple Mail have many convenient features, including “auto-complete” – a feature that pre-populates email addresses as you start typing in a recipient’s email address. While this feature is efficient and saves time, there is a risk of mistakenly selecting the wrong recipient, which can lead to a privacy breach. In fact, sending email to...

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Cybersecurity Alert: Beware of tax refund email scams

tidBiTS

Posted: January 21, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts, IT Security


With another tax season upon us, faculty, staff and students across Canada are once again being targeted by scam emails claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and asking you to click a link to claim your tax refund. Be on the lookout for tax refund scams - if you receive an email like this, do not click any links or open any attachments. Instead, log in to your CRA account...

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How O365 can help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions

Heidi Harding

Posted: January 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Welcome back to UNB for a new semester and a new year! The first few weeks back can feel busy or even hectic, and New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep. If you haven’t already explored the tools and services available to you through Office 365 (O365) here at UNB, this might be a great time to do so – several can help you stay on track with your resolutions and start 2020...

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