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MathWorks Software now available for all students, faculty and staff

May 10, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba has purchased a campus-wide license for MathWorks Software. This license provides unlimited use of MATLAB and Simulink product families, as well as their companion toolboxes, to all students, faculty, staff, and researchers both on and off campus, on any device. 

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Microsoft 365 project update

April 20, 2021 — 
The Office 365 Project Team would like to thank all staff and faculty for your support during our rollout of Microsoft 365 licenses and the email accounts migrations to the new Microsoft environment. Our project was planned to begin last summer, but the pandemic intervened. As a result, the project rolled out new licenses to all staff and faculty last March so everyone would have access to Microsoft's online tools for collaboration.

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Do you use digital signatures? Tell us why or why not

April 20, 2021 — 
Information Services and Technology is currently reviewing examples of how digital signatures are used as part of the university’s waste reduction initiative. A “digital signature” uses encryption to validate the authenticity of a software, message, or digital file. Using mathematically generated code, it is secure enough to be considered legal and binding in Canada.

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Students, don’t forget to move your OneDrive files to your new OneDrive folder by Friday

April 13, 2021 — 
Last August, all students were moved to the same UM Microsoft environment as UM faculty, staff and researchers to enable collaboration when using tools like Teams and OneDrive. The move included student email, but it did not include your OneDrive folders.

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Microsoft OneDrive: New file request feature

March 23, 2021 — 
With the new file request feature in OneDrive, you can choose a folder where others can upload files using a link that you send them. People you request files from can only upload files. They can't see the content of the folder, edit, delete, or download files. They can't even see who else has uploaded files.

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M365 tips: How OneDrive helps you manage your files

March 17, 2021 — 
Using Microsoft OneDrive is a secure way accessing your files on any device at any time from any location with an Internet connection.

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Slam the scam this tax season!

March 1, 2021 — 
Security analysts are already warning Canadians to watch out for COVID-19 vaccine scams. We also continue to see an increase in fraud scams during tax season. Protect yourself against fraud this tax season and throughout the year by learning how to recognize, reject and report a scam.

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woman shocked during zoom call

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How to prevent Zoombombing

February 16, 2021 — 
Zoombombing is when unwelcome intruders hijack a Zoom session by saying or showing inappropriate content. This emerging form of trolling is meant to disrupt and interrupt meetings and classes. 

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Students, move your OneDrive files to your new OneDrive folder by April 16

January 25, 2021 — 
All students also have access to a new OneDrive folder. Currently, you have access to your old OneDrive folder and the new one, but access to the old folder will be removed in the near future. To ensure you will still have access to your OneDrive files when you start your next term, be sure to move your files as soon as possible.

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Microsoft Teams breakout rooms are here!  

December 15, 2020 — 
The new breakout rooms feature in Microsoft Teams was released on Friday, December 11.

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