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What you need to know about O365 Forms at UNB

O365 Outreach

Posted: Mar 24, 2020

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

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Posted: Mar 16, 2020

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: Mar 3, 2020

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: Feb 18, 2020

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

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020

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

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Posted: Feb 4, 2020

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: Feb 4, 2020

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: Jan 21, 2020

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

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

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

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

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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