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Introducing M365 Tasks for Teams

M365 Outreach

Posted: Oct 18, 2020

Category: General Interest , News


Microsoft is in the process of rolling out their new Tasks app. Here’s what you need to know: 1) Tasks brings all your tasks together in one place inside Teams Tasks is a new app that brings together features from both the Planner and To Do app. Rather than having multiple apps tracking what you need to do, Tasks brings everything together. Now, there is just one place to go to find...

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New Features in Microsoft Forms

M365 Outreach

Posted: Oct 4, 2020

Category: News , Tips and Tricks


Did you know that Microsoft Forms now has more features and options?  Microsoft Forms is a Microsoft 365 (M365) app that allows you to quickly and easily create surveys or quizzes. In a previous post, we looked at some of the privacy considerations that should be considered before using Forms.  Once you’ve established that Forms is the right tool for you...

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Microsoft 365 Virtual Training

UNB M365 Outreach

Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Category: News , Tips and Tricks


Did you know that you can request virtual training for a variety of Microsoft 365 topics?  Simply email itservicedesk@unb.ca with your request for Microsoft 365 training. Include the approximate size of your group and outline any major topics or questions you would like to explore during training, or choose a topic from the list below:  Introduction to Microsoft 365 Learn...

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Privacy Considerations when Recording Lectures or Classes

M365 Outreach

Posted: Sep 2, 2020

Category: Tips and Tricks , General Interest


This post is the fourth in a series that considers the use of Teams, SharePoint, and other Microsoft 365 tools from a record management and privacy perspective.  Preparing for Fall 2020 is a very different experience from any year we’ve faced before. In addition to the usual preparation for a new academic year, faculty and instructors must find new ways to deliver their...

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Introducing Microsoft Tasks for Teams

M365 Outreach

Posted: Aug 16, 2020

Category: General Interest , News , Tips and Tricks


Keeping your tasks and to do lists organized can be tricky. Microsoft has tried to address these needs with apps such as Planner (for group or project tasks) and To Do (for personal to do lists), but the need for a unified, all-in-one-place to check for upcoming tasks has been left open until now. Microsoft Tasks for Teams will combine Planner and To Do into one app, integrated with Teams for...

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New features coming soon to Teams Meetings

M365 Outreach

Posted: Aug 2, 2020

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: Jul 19, 2020

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: Jul 5, 2020

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: Jun 21, 2020

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: Jun 7, 2020

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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