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Meet Microsoft Teams: The New Chat-Based Workspace in Office 365

MicrosoftTeamsMicrosoft Teams, a chat-centered workspace in Office 365, brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to everything they need. Teams is now available to all faculty, staff, and students through Microsoft Office 365.

Microsoft Teams makes communicating one on one and with groups easy! Enjoy seamless real-time collaboration, schedule small group or team meetings, post an email in a thread to keep everyone in the loop, search for public teams to collaborate on shared projects, and see past content and chat history anytime.

Ready to start using Microsoft Teams? Log in by clicking here. For training, log in to Lynda.com and review the available Microsoft Teams training courses. For more information, check out the quick start guide or visit the Microsoft Teams service page.

If you have any questions, please review the FAQs or contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or help@miami.edu.

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Learn New Skills Online, on Your Time

umit_showcase_headerLynda.com is a user-friendly online platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With Lynda.com, you can learn new skills online, on your time. There are over 5,700 courses in business, technology, web, photography, and creative skills taught by industry experts. Learn more about Lynda.com via UMIT’s showcase, “Made for U.”

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UMIT to Roll Out New Authentication for Wired Devices

Wired_NetworkUniversity of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) is implementing a new authentication method for wired devices — those that connect to the Internet through a physical connection — over the next few months. The 802.1x security enhancement, which will help validate and ensure authorized access to our UM network, is being rolled out building by building across all campuses. Details on the specific buildings being updated are available at the UM Network Update: 802.1x Authentication news webpage.

After the update, you will be prompted to enter your CaneID and password to gain access to the UM network. If you are not prompted to enter your credentials, please visit http://nac.miami.edu for more information and ensure your computer is configured for 802.1x authentication. For devices not capable of performing 802.1x authentication (e.g., gaming consoles), please utilize the Network Device Registration Portal to register them for access.

If you experience any issues authenticating, or have any questions or concerns, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or itsupportcenter@miami.edu.


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Collaborate with Anyone, Anywhere, on Any Device

umit_showcase_headerSkype for Business lets you collaborate with anyone, anywhere, on any device. Work as if all participants are in one room, even when they are not. Easily start conversations with instant message (IM), voice, or video calls; see when your contacts are available online, in a meeting, or presenting; and share your screen during meetings. Learn more about Skype for Business via UMIT’s showcase, “Made for U.”

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Sign Up for Free Planner Training on March 2

Trying to take the chaos out of project planning and add more structure to team collaboration? If so, Microsoft Planner is a useful tool for your work life. Planner helps workgroups create shared plans (projects), assign tasks, and set deadlines. It also provides ways to visually organize and track your team’s progress with tools such as charts and visual dashboards. Plus, Microsoft Office works with Planner to assist in communication among team members and scheduling important events.

Interested? This course is offered on Thursday, March 2, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., on the Miller School campus (Dominion Tower, room 301C). Sign up for this free, two-hour, instructor-led training offered by University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) in ULearn (ulearn.miami.eduby searching for the keyword “Planner.”

Additional courses are currently available featuring a number of applications. To view the entire course catalog, visit the UMIT training website.



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