Office 365 is a versatile product, and we are continually reviewing its applications to determine which ones meet our security requirements. We recently enabled enabling Yammer, To-Do, Whiteboard and FindTime for all students and university employees (excluding Med Center, as they have different security requirements). To access these new tools, visit http://office365.osu.edu/.
On Friday, February 15, eSignature training within BuckeyeLearn will be replaced with an updated eSignature training course.
Starting December 12, Ohio State employees can request an Ohio State Amazon Web Services (AWS) account for university business. Ohio State AWS is a viable option for secure, scalable cost-effective computing, storage and database services that can be used for things like research projects, web application hosting, archival file storage and administrative Business Intelligence/analytics.
The Ohio State University's cable TV customers now have access to commercial-free holiday music on channel 12.1 on both Philo Edu (IPTV) and basic digital cable. One or both of these cable services are standard in most university housing areas. Enjoy this programming at at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and administrative offices on channel 24.
Now that Microsoft has corrected email list functionality, we are turning our attention to relicensing and rebuilding all faculty, staff, students, and alumni email accounts in Office 365.
Why Relicense and Rebuild?
We must rebuild our accounts to accommodate changes Microsoft is making that will allow us to manage licenses with automated processes. You may see this change referred to online as a change in Microsoft’s SKUs (stock keeping unit), as SKUs enable a Microsoft to track their products, which in this case are individual email accounts.
During a recent upgrade of Office 365, student Buckeyemail accounts included in email distribution groups were inadvertently removed. Any emails sent to distribution groups will not be delivered to those missing group members. Emails sent directly to students will be delivered.
Additionally, group owners are currently unable to manage distribution groups in Office 365. Attempting to add or remove individuals from groups results in an error.
In response to requests from many across our community, we recently made system updates that allow you to maintain and display a preferred last name in several university systems (Carmen, Email, my.osu.edu). These systems can now synchronize and share your preferred last name your preferred last name beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Over the past several months, OCIO has collaborated with key university stakeholders and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to establish a university-configured AWS service for employees, called Ohio State AWS.The new service enables Ohio State employees to leverage AWS’s impressive portfolio of scalable, on-demand computing, database, storage and application services, but also provides all the benefits of an enterprise service.