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JUMP is officially retiring July 25, 2023

July 7, 2023 — 
For the past decade, the UM JUMP portal has been used as a channel for internal communications and for student and staff access to applications. IST's project team has now completed a multi-year project to move its applications and content to newer, more secure services such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

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New webpage makes it easier to find out what’s new in M365 at UM

June 19, 2023 — 
Do you ever open Microsoft Teams and wonder what that new button does? Or wonder why your Outlook has a slightly different top menu? ISTs new webpage, What’s new in M365 at UM, can help you keep up with the changes to our Microsoft tools.

One man demonstating classroom technology to another

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Feel confident using your electronic classroom this Fall

June 14, 2023 — 
Want to take the stress out of the first day of teaching and feel confident using your electronic classroom? We can help!

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Antivirus software update in progress

June 5, 2023 — 
The university has initiated a project to replace Kaspersky, our current anti-virus product, with Microsoft Defender on all university-owned computers by July 13, 2023.

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Act now! Save your Microsoft Teams Wiki content

May 23, 2023 — 
If you are a longtime Teams user, you may have noticed a recent change in the lineup of the default tabs in a new Teams channel. When Teams was initially introduced, Teams channels, by default, came with three tabs: Posts, Files and Wiki. A Wiki is a simple note app that allows participants in a Teams channel to collaborate in a document quickly and easily.

Screenshot of MS Stream on SharePoint. The Share option is highlighted in a magnified circle. The options are Send link, Copy link, and Embed code.

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Streamlined Video Sharing with Stream (on SharePoint)

May 15, 2023 — 
You may have noticed a change in Microsoft Stream lately. That is because Microsoft is replacing its original Stream – now called Stream (Classic) – with a new experience known as Stream (on SharePoint).

A web page and mobile device showing the MS stream application.

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New Microsoft 365 training sessions through LOD

April 24, 2023 — 
IST Engagement Services has added more Microsoft 365 training sessions for staff and faculty starting May 3 to the end of August.

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Next-generation networking coming to UM

April 24, 2023 — 
Information Services and Technology (IST) has partnered with Cisco on the next generation of networking for the University of Manitoba. The Network Segmentation Project was launched in April of 2021 to design and implement a new and improved campus-wide network. This new network and its associated technologies will improve network security, stability, and ease of use for all students, staff and faculty. Our IT support staff will also see improvements in administration, automation, and analysis.


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The March phishing simulation results are in

April 17, 2023 — 
On March 27, the university’s Information Security and Compliance Team conducted their semi-annual phishing test. The subject of the email, “Important notice regarding your recent tax filing,” encouraged employees to click a link to verify missing or incorrect information on their University of Manitoba T4 tax information.

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Recent TikTok bans highlight the importance of social media security

March 27, 2023 — 
Currently, the university does not restrict which apps can and cannot be used. Instead, we encourage everyone to stay aware of the privacy risks when using social media platforms such as TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

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