by Pedro Morales · September 4, 2019

OIT Summer Project Wrapup

The Office of Information Technology welcomes you back to a new academic year with an update on summer projects.

  1. New Email Spam Filtering Service

    To combat dangerous and unsolicited spam email that often consist of malware, viruses and spyware, the UT Dallas email edge was migrated to Microsoft Office 365’s Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) email spam filtering service.

    ATP includes powerful safeguards like Safe Links, which provides time-of-click protection to help prevent users from clicking malicious links, and Safe Attachments, which protects users from opening malicious email attachments. Learn more

  2. Transition to Palo Alto VPN Client

    OIT is piloting a new Virtual Private Network (VPN) client to securely remotely access desktop network drives and folders. The new Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN client will offer improved performance, greater availability and increased stability.

  3. Office 365 Suite for Faculty and Staff

    UT Dallas faculty and staff are licensed to access the Microsoft Office 365 suite. The Help Desk team offered a series of trainings, and developed resources and frequently asked questions to help users maximize all of Office 365’s applications.

    Office 365 provides faculty and staff:

    • Access to Teams, OneDrive, Power BI, Planner and other great applications for business use.
    • The ability to install the core suite of Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) on personal devices.
    • Migration of Windows Personal Drive (H:\ Drive) from On Prem to OneDrive.
    • The ability to collaborate with others (including students) using these applications.

Communication and feedback are important to us. Please fill out a short survey to evaluate our efforts to inform you about these projects and provide feedback on Office 365 applications.