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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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O365 Productivity Tools

UNB O365 Outreach

Posted: May 25, 2020

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

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: Apr 26, 2020

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: 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

tidBiTS

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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