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Having trouble finding that email?

Microsoft recently rolled out a new feature that allows you to pin a message or messages to the top of your inbox. Keep those important messages from getting buried by using the pin feature.

Select an email and then click the Pin button to keep it at the top of your inbox.

If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722.


OneDrive for Business training now available

This past spring Information Technology Services rolled out OneDrive for Business to the campus community. This is a service that enables you to access data stored in OneDrive for Business from multiple devices as well as through a web browser. Many are interested in the sharing capabilities that this services brings and there are a lot of questions around how best to use and access all of the features.

Throughout the summer and into the fall, Information Technology Services will be providing training opportunities via Zoom covering the features and usage options of OneDrive for Business.

The initial round of Zoom-based training are scheduled for the following dates and times:

Additional training will be offered over the next several months so keep an eye on K-State Today for announcements on new dates.

iPad user meeting May 14: More about Office 365 mobile apps

iPad logo (small size) used by State TodayBy Mary Hammel

Join the iPad User Group as we continue our April discussion of Office 365 mobile apps. The meeting is noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in 21 Bluemont Hall. This event is open to all K-Staters.   Continue reading “iPad user meeting May 14: More about Office 365 mobile apps”

Microsoft Lync becoming Skype for Business

In April, Microsoft began the transition of their Lync product to Skype for Business. Over the next several months, Microsoft will be updating their Lync applications to reflect the new Skype for Business name.

Along with the renaming of Lync, Microsoft has started to make changes to the look and feel of the Skype for Business applications to bring the end user experience more in line with other Skype products. At this time, the Lync application that is installed as a part of Office 2013 for Windows has been updated.

The week of May 4, K-State will be transitioning the Lync service that is a part of Office 365 to the new Skype for Business branding. The only change that the campus community will see is the Skype for Business branding and a new user interface when Office 2013 is updated with the latest Microsoft patches. As Microsoft updates their other Lync applications, K-Staters will see Skype for Business replace the Lync applications.

For more information on Skype for Business, see Discover Skype for Business and Lync is now Skype for Business.

iPad user meeting April 9: Office 365 setup and apps

Smaller logo K-State Today uses to meet their max image sizesBy Mary Hammel

Join the iPad User Group as we cover Office 365 setup and apps. The meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in 121 Bluemont Hall (Room 121 is the new technology room on the first floor of Bluemont). This event is open to all K-Staters.   Continue reading “iPad user meeting April 9: Office 365 setup and apps”

Office 365: New features covered in Zoom sessions March 26-27

Three Zoom videoconferencing sessions are scheduled this Thursday-Friday for students and faculty/staff to learn more about new features for Office 365 that were released earlier this month by Information Technology Services, including:

  • Free Office 365 for desktop applications (Office 2013 for Windows, and Office 2011 for Mac)
  • Office Web Applications
  • Office mobile applications
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Lync

Continue reading “Office 365: New features covered in Zoom sessions March 26-27”

Office 365: Web apps, OneDrive, and ProPlus coming this week

by Information Technology Services

Today, the new features of Microsoft Office 365 begin rolling out to K-State students and faculty/staff through their webmail accounts. The process will continue throughout the week, until all users have access to the OneDrive file-storage space and Office Online web apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote). If you do not see these features in your App Launcher by Monday, March 16, contact the IT Help Desk.


Continue reading “Office 365: Web apps, OneDrive, and ProPlus coming this week”

Technology outage result of network traffic

By Information Technology Services

At 4:34 a.m. Friday, K-State began experiencing intermittent problems connecting to various systems in the data center. Information Technology Services staff along with our vendor partner, Cisco, began investigating immediately. While most K-Staters continued to have email access, other systems such as K-State Online Classic and Canvas, the K-State Web pages and some administrative systems were unavailable.  Continue reading “Technology outage result of network traffic”

New features in Office 365

by Information Technology Services

Microsoft continually rolls out updated features in Office 365. Below are a few highlights of new features implemented over the last few months: