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Microsoft Teams Update to New Version

  • In early January 2024, Microsoft automatically updated the Microsoft Teams desktop application to new Teams. The new Microsoft Teams app was reimagined from the ground up for a faster, simpler, and more flexible experience. (Note: Starting April 1, 2024, the new Teams client will be automatically installed for users who are still using classic Teams.)

Yahoo Mail App May Have Inadvertently Deleted Messages from Synced Accounts - October 2023

  • Yahoo recently announced they identified an issue that may have caused synced emails to appear deleted in Yahoo Mail app inboxes, starting on October 25, 2023. These messages appear to have been deleted internally, and the syncing process then caused emails in Office 365 or Exchange Online email accounts to also be deleted.

Microsoft Teams Live Events Retirement

  • After September 30, 2024, Teams Live Events will no longer be supported, and access will be discontinued. Teams Live Events users will not be able to schedule, start, or join any events after this date.

Changes to Email Links in Outlook for Windows Opening in Microsoft Edge

  • Microsoft has implemented a new feature in Outlook for Windows computers, where email links now open in Microsoft Edge instead of your default web browser. If you prefer to open email links in your default web browser rather than Edge, you can adjust the setting within Outlook.

Access UM Email On the Go with the Outlook Mobile App

  • While working remotely, the recommended tool to access and manage UM email on a mobile device is the Outlook mobile app. We invite you to check out the following great features available on the Outlook mobile app.

Outlook Tips: How to Ensure You're Sending Messages to a University of Miami Email Address

  • To ensure the correct email address is used for all University-related business, we ask that you pay special attention to the email address displayed when sending messages to faculty, staff, and students. You can quickly verify that you're sending to the correct email address via Outlook by clicking on the person's name when it auto-completes in the "To:" field, and the email address being used will be displayed.

Free Online Course: Learn Listserv Email

  • Join this online course for just 15 minutes a week to gain knowledge and skills about all aspects of Listserv, including creating and managing newsletters, discussion forums, and more!

Improved Email Security at The U: Legacy Email Protocols have been Disabled

  • Microsoft will no longer support email connections using the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), Post Office Protocol (POP), and Basic Authentication legacy protocols.

Text Message Notifications Feature in Outlook on the Web has been Retired

  • If you are currently using Outlook on the Web (OWA)'s text message notifications feature for University of Miami email, please be advised that Microsoft retired this feature in OWA on September 30, 2020; however, notifications are available via the Outlook mobile phone app (on Android and iOS).

Now Available: More Microsoft Office 365 Features for the UM Community!

  • We're excited to announce that the University of Miami has expanded its Microsoft Office 365 license to provide UM faculty, staff, and students with access to the best Office 365 tools available!

New Login Experience for Office 365 Applications and Services

  • UMIT has enabled a new login page for all Office 365 applications and services, including UM email, OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint sites.

Office 365 Tips: Did "U" Know

Meet Microsoft Teams

  • Microsoft 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.