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Private channels are now available in Microsoft Teams!

November 21, 2019

Private channels enable members of an existing Microsoft Team to create channels for sensitive or confidential content. Only members given access and channel owners can see private channels and their contents. Using private channels reduces the need to create and manage additional, separate Teams.  To learn more about private channels please visit the Microsoft article on ...

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Microsoft has announced that Skype for Business will be retired in 2021 and Microsoft Teams will be the replacement

October 7, 2019

You can start to get ready for the change now by getting familiar with Microsoft Teams.  HUIT is offering regular training classes through the Center for Workplace Development.  Please sign up to learn about how this versatile tool can make you and your team more productive!

  • Ongoing Weekly Training at Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn St. – Register on ...
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HUIT has introduced new Naming Conventions for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

September 30, 2019

In order to make it easier to identify Microsoft Teams and SharePoint site, HUIT has created naming conventions for Departments, Multi-Department and Cross-Affiliated Sites. Using descriptive and consistent naming conventions is important for easy searching and to distinguish sites with common department or project names.

Please visit this article on Naming Conventions for SharePoint/O365 Group/Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has a new look for Teams for Education 

August 23, 2019

Microsoft Teams has created a new and simplified grid view to display all your teams.   You can view all teams in individual cards and reorder your teams according to your preference. When you click on a team, you will see only channels and tabs specifically for that team. Teams that you interact with more frequently will be at the top of your grid view to make it easier for you to locate.  All of your files and other data remain in the same location. For additional information or...

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Auto-Save now enabled in Office 365 ProPlus

January 11, 2019

Have you ever lost valuable and time-consuming edits to a Microsoft Office document because of a computer crash? Or perhaps you may have closed a file without saving. Don’t worry, we aren’t judging you… it happens to us too. If you have ever experienced this problem we have some great news for you!

With the new Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (Windows) update you do not have to worry about losing changes on documents stored in OneDrive or SharePoint. Starting January 8th, Microsoft will be releasing a feature update to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on Windows...

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SharePoint login issues

November 1, 2017
HUIT is working with Microsoft to resolve an issue with SharePoint access. If you are having an issue accessing your  SharePoint sites, please clear your browser's cache or try a different browser.

Outlook Online App Launcher Issue

March 2, 2017

User Impact: Users may be unable to view some app launcher tiles within Outlook on the web.
More info: Affected tiles include SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Office Online. Exchange Online app launcher tiles are not affected by this issue. Users may go directly to SharePoint or OneDrive to access full App Launcher menu.