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A Final Note from ITS TidBiTS

tidBiTS

Posted: June 7, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News, IT Announcements


After a long run, the ITS TidBiTS blog is saying goodbye. As of June 7, the TidBiTS blog will no longer be updated and all new posts will be added to the IT Services Intranet site or, for M365 posts, will appear on the M365 Resource site only.Thank you to everyone in the UNB community who has read and followed TidBiTS over the years. We hope you’ll join us in the MyUNB Intranet for more...

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Microsoft Training Resources for Excel, Power BI, and more

M365 Outreach

Posted: May 25, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Are you looking for training resources for a specific Microsoft product or tool?   While our M365 Resources site is an excellent resource for M365 information, training and tips, there are times when you might want to take a deeper dive.   To get the most up-to-date training and information, Microsoft offers a variety of ways to learn some of its more complex...

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Get the most from your Outlook searches

M365 Outreach

Posted: May 10, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Outlook’s search feature is a useful tool for finding specific emails fast but can also be something of a mystery. Many people wonder how the search actually works and what can be done to make it work better.   The Basics  When you type something into the search bar, Outlook looks for it in everything: sender names and email addresses, subject lines, the...

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Improve the Interactivity of Your Teams Meetings

M365 Outreach

Posted: April 25, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you looking for ways to get more feedback from your classes or meetings?  In this time of Teams Meetings, we can often feel like we’re speaking into the ether, especially when our audience, class, or group has their web cams turned off. Luckily, there are other ways to gauge interest, spark conversation, and feel less alone.   1) Meeting reactions  Many...

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Overview of SharePoint’s Multilingual Features

M365 Outreach

Posted: April 12, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Design Desk, Our Community, Tips and Tricks


SharePoint is overwhelmingly experienced in English. From site names and navigation to page content, the default setting is English. But did you know that SharePoint has features that can make your site a multilingual experience? Read on to learn more.  Before we look at the steps you can take to add support for multiple languages on your site, we need to take a quick look at the...

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Building SharePoint Sites and Pages

M365 Outreach

Posted: March 29, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Did you know that many of UNB’s Internal websites are moving into SharePoint?   Are you one of the people working to make this happen for your department or unit?  The Microsoft 365 Resource site includes information and training that can help you build your SharePoint site and pages, and learn how to use some of the features that make SharePoint an excellent...

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New PowerPoint Presentation Options in Teams Meetings

M365 Outreach

Posted: March 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Sharing a PowerPoint presentation in a Teams Meeting now launches the new presenter view.Your active slide (appearing on other attendees’ screens) appears on the left side of your screen outlined in red. Slide notes appear on the right and your slide deck appears along the bottom, running left to right.   Clicking on the ‘Go to slide’ button...

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10 Things to know when using Teams Channel Meetings

M365 Outreach

Posted: March 1, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Teams channel meetings are useful when you are trying to invite an entire team of people to a meeting and need to do it fast. Examples can include classes, department or unit meetings, and more. Channel meetings behave slightly differently from regular Teams Meetings, however, so there are some things to keep in mind when you are using them: 1) Channel meetings appear as blue coloured posts in...

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Take control of your Teams Meeting options

M365 Outreach

Posted: February 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Did you know that Microsoft has rolled out new Meeting options to help you take control of your Teams Meetings? As a meeting organizer, you have the ability to: Add a lobby to your meeting Control whether meeting callers can bypass the lobby or are announced when joining or leaving Control who can present (i.e. share their screen) during a meeting Turn off the ability for attendees to unmute...

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Using Whiteboard for Learning and Business

M365 Outreach

Posted: February 1, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Until now, you might know Whiteboard only as an option available in Teams Meetings. Did you know that it can also be used as a standalone web or desktop app?   Whiteboard is essentially a blank canvas; you can work alone or collaborate with other people to create and share content and ideas. Whiteboard is ideal for activities such...

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Teams Chat Features

M365 Outreach

Posted: January 18, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, News


Teams Chat is one of the many useful tools built into Teams. Chat allows you to send instant messages to one or more people, allowing for quick, on-the-fly text-based conversations. From a Chat, you can easily launch an audio call, a video call, or a screenshare. But did you know that Chat has more built-in features? These are available in Teams for Desktop when you hover over a text message...

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