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Spring 2020 Academic Technology Request Deadline Oct. 1

September 24, 2019

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. These factors include the product life cycle, the vendor’s support structure for the software, compatibility with Webster’s PC/Mac platforms/operating system/hardware and the product’s global roadmap, among other considerations.

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Did You Know: Connect, communicate as one community using Yammer

July 18, 2019

Yammer is an Office 365 tool available to the Webster community. Yammer is a dynamic way to share, collaborate, and connect on the topics that are relevant to our community and allow for a better understanding on how to leverage Office 365 in day to day efforts. Yammer is also a great tool you can use to connect with our global Webster community to engage in meaningful discussions around using technology in the workplace. You can like and share posts, ask questions and follow your colleagues.

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Office 365

Office 365 Did You Know? New Outlook vs. Old Outlook

July 01, 2019

Did you know? You have the option to toggle between the Old Outlook and New Outlook versions in the Office 365 Outlook web application based upon your preferences. Microsoft is continuing to collect feedback from users on their experience with the New Outlook. If you have any feedback you wish to share directly with Microsoft, you can do so through the UserVoice forums.

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MacBook Pro (15 Inch) Battery Recall

June 24, 2019

Apple has announced a recall of some older generation 15-inch MacBook Pros over safety concerns that batteries could catch fire. If you are in possession of a 15-inch MacBook Pro, please visit Apple's recall site and review the information in the Eligibility section to check if your MacBook is affected. If your MacBook Pro is a Webster-owned device, please contact the IT Service Desk at x5995 or via email at support@webster.edu to place a work order.

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Privacy managers and security team members in Athens

Webster Athens Hosts 2nd Annual Privacy Summit

June 12, 2019

Webster Athens hosted the 2nd Annual Privacy Summit on May 30-31. Webster University’s Privacy Mangers and Privacy and Information Security Teams met for the second time to address University’s growing privacy and information security agenda, following the enforcement of the new EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation and in the light of the upcoming U.S. privacy laws next year.

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Office 365 tools

Office 365 Did You Know: View email by messages or conversations

June 10, 2019

In Office 365 Outlook (the web version of Outlook Mail), your messages are displayed in Conversation view by default. A conversation includes all messages in the same thread with the same subject line. But many people prefer a layout that displays all messages individually. Here is how you can manage those preferences, whether you're using "old" or "new" Outlook.

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Seamless Real-Time Collaboration with OneDrive

June 03, 2019

Have you needed to finish a project, but your physical proximity inhibited your ability to do so? Working on a project or document requiring multiple revisions is always challenging. Email chains back and forth can cause confusion and miscommunication. Office 365 OneDrive allows you to overcome this with remote collaborative work and review through the cloud. You can choose exactly which files you would like to share and can assign different permissions of access to each.

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Coming Soon: IT's Office 365 'Did You Know' Series

May 24, 2019

Adopting new technology can be overwhelming. Through discovery sessions with the community, the Information Technology Service Management team is committed to compiling Office 365 learning and training resources to empower every person in their day to day operations. One upcoming initiative is a weekly “Did You Know” series that will be featured in Webster Today, highlighting different ways to improve communication and collaboration using the tools included with Office 365.

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New Email Security Feature on Webster Accounts

May 15, 2019

Effective Wednesday evening, May 15, a new email security feature will be implemented for webster.edu accounts that will make it easier to identify emails that come from outside of the organization by displaying a caution message at the top of the email body. Designed to serve as a reminder to exercise caution in daily email communications, especially when opening emails from unknown or external sources, this security feature is part of Information Technology’s effort to fight spam and phishing emails.

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