News archive - August 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Summer 2022 issue of the IST Newsletter now available!

The Summer 2022 issue of the IST Newsletter is now available. The summer has been busy and we have lots of great updates and information to share. Review the newsletter to learn more about the Academic Calendar and Curriculum Management project; the EdTech Ecosystem project and EdTech Hub website launch; the Learning Management System (LMS) Review project; updates to JSM; email migrations; and more!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Hybrid work and technology guidelines for Fall 2022

Fall 2022 guidelines: To support University employees who will be working both in the office and remotely during the Fall 2022 term, Information Systems & Technology (IST) has updated the hybrid work and technology guidelines. Read more about the recommended meeting guide

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

M365 changes and highlights blog now available

What is happening? Information Systems & Technology has started a Microsoft 365 (M365) changes and highlights blog. Visit the blog to learn what’s new with M365 apps and how these changes and/or new features can enhance your experience with the platform and improve the way you connect and collaborate with peers.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Notification that inactive Teams environments will be disabled

What is happening? Owners of Teams sites that have unused Power Platform features enabled (e.g., Power Automate, Power Apps) may receive an email indicating that their inactive Teams environment will be disabled. 

Why is this happening? When a feature is not in regular use, Microsoft will cleanup inactive environments resulting in the deactivation and eventual deletion of the environment.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Help reduce energy consumption on peak energy days

Did you know? During the summer months, Ontarians experience approximately 15 “peak energy” days, when energy is in the greatest demand. The amount of energy we use on these days typically drives a very large portion of the overall energy costs for the University. And a significant amount of the energy generated to meet this additional load comes from more emissions-intensive gas plants.

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