Microsoft 365 Announcements

REMINDER: Revised External Email Banner Launches Today – Nov. 19

Date: November 19, 2020 To: U of T Faculty, Staff and Students From: Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration Re: REMINDER: Revised External Email Banner Launches Today – Nov. 19   Dear Colleagues, This is a reminder that the new external email banner notification will be rolled out to the university today, November 19, 2020. This initiative is …

Update on External Email Banner Notification – Revised Banner Launches Nov. 19

Date: November 16, 2020 To: U of T Faculty, Staff and Students From: Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration Re: Update on External Email Banner Notification – Revised Banner Launches Nov. 19   Dear Colleagues, A number of issues have been brought to our attention regarding the new external email banner initiative designed to warn U of T employees and …

Changes to External Email Banner

Dear Colleagues,   A number of issues have been brought to our attention regarding the new external email banner initiative designed to warn U of T employees and students of emails originating outside the university.     The banner is just one part of our strategy to mitigate malicious and sophisticated email attacks directed at the university community and may be removed …

Open in Desktop App moving to Mode menu in Office for the web (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

The Open in Desktop App command is moving to the Mode menu (Editing, Reviewing, Viewing) in Office for the Web. A teaching callout will help people learn the new location of the Open in Desktop command. This change will soon roll out to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for the web applications. Previous Open in Desktop …

Update on External Email Banner Notification

Date: October 2, 2020 To: Infotech From: ITS Ed, Awareness & Culture Re: Update on External Email Banner Notification   Dear colleagues, On September 30, Information Technology Services (ITS) introduced an external email banner notification on all emails originating from outside of the University’s systems. The goal of this initiative is to mitigate spoofing and …

External Email Banner Notification Broad Launch – September 30

Date: September 24, 2020 To: U of T Faculty, Staff and Students From: Information Security and Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration Re: External Email Banner Notification Broad Launch – September 30   Dear colleagues, As you may be aware, since March 2020 Information Security and Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration have worked to introduce external email …

Some users may receive unexpected Test notifications on their mobile devices

Users may receive notifications that state: “FCM Messagess : Test Notifications”. Microsoft is currently analyzing detailed forensics within the Teams mobile notification infrastructure to identify the cause of impact. This issue may potentially impact any user with Microsoft Teams installed on a mobile device.

Microsoft rolls out new Teams updates for September

This month, the University of Toronto community can expect to see several updates to their Microsoft Teams experience. With these updates come several new and useful features that will enable staff and faculty across the University to make the most of their online meetings. The most significant of these updates is the introduction of new Teams meeting features. Read this article …

Retiring the Discover view from OneDrive web

Microsoft will be retiring the Discover view from the OneDrive Website beginning August 2020. Instead Microsoft recommends finding files across your organization by using Search, which is where they will continue to invest in further improvements over time. Users will no longer be able to find the Discover view in the left nav pane of …

Outlook – retiring support for some events from email

Microsoft will be retiring support for some types of events from their “events from email” feature. How this will affect you: Once this change happens, users will no longer get those events automatically added to their calendars. These events were not enabled by default so this change will only be noticeable if users took an …