March 2018

Microsoft Teams

One of the most highly anticipated parts of the Microsoft Office 365 suite has been the new Microsoft Teams application, a chat and collaboration platform designed to simplify group work.  UT is now rolling it out to early adopters on campus, and so far it is getting great reviews.

Microsoft Teams' core feature is a persistent and searchable voice, video and text chat app ideally suited for teams or projects. The strength of the service comes from its ability to connect and interact with other Office 365 applications, as well as third-party applications like Box

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Microsoft To-Do

If you are at all like me, you need a to-do list to track everything you need to do.  Enter the newest piece of the Office 365 suite, Microsoft To-Do.  Currently available in Preview, Microsoft To-Do is a simple cross-platform to-do list tool that lets you manage all your to-dos in one place.  Microsoft To-Do is available for free, and syncs across iPhone, Android, Windows 10, and web browsers.  It will even automatically sync your to-do lists into Outlook tasks.

To-Do helps you manage, prioritize, and complete the things you do each day, aided by

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Skype for Business

Skype for Business (sometimes known as Microsoft Lync, and not to be confused with the commercial version of Skype) is a feature-rich instant messaging and video chat client that is available to faculty and staff at no extra cost as part of our Office 365 service.  Skype for Business features instant messaging, voice or video calling, online meetings with video conferencing for up to six concurrent users1, screen sharing, whiteboard, and more.

Skype for Business is available for Windows, Mac, and most mobile devices.  If you

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Spring Break

Spring Break is almost upon us! While many of you will be on vacation for Spring Break, others of us will be busy working to further improve your Information Technology resources here on campus.  CNS planned work can always be found at  (you can subscribe to alerts here to make sure you are always informed about both schedule maintenance and unscheduled incidents).

If you will be on vacation for Spring Break, and haven't been told otherwise,  please consider turning off

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