How do I get IE 11?
If you already have an updated Operating System, meaning Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, you should already have Internet Explorer 11 and shouldn't worry. This was provided as a feature of Windows Updates.
How Long with IE 11 be Around?
IE 11 will be around for the lifespan of today's Operating Systems (Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10).
What difference does Internet Explorer 11 provide over the Older Versions?
A lot of differences are provided in Internet Explorer over the older ones. For starters, Internet Explorer provides a number of additional features that help in running websites and more graphical-content (videos, pictures, etc.) better.
The key reason to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 is
This is not to say that you may now surf the Web recklessly once you upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, however, security is best conducted in layers, so every layer provides better protections in a variety of ways.
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Vacation is a time to relax. However, as we all can attest to, the weeks leading up to it can often be as stressful as the time off is fun, as you rush to get packed and finish all those important to-dos before you set your “Out of Office” message. Microsoft has added new features to the "Out of Office" so
Outlook on the web now makes it easier to clear your calendar and automatically decline meetings before you head out for some time away from the office. When you set an automatic reply in Outlook on the web, Outlook will offer to do the following on your behalf:
One of the most common things you do before taking time off is block time on your calendar so people know you are going to be away. Now, when you set your automatic reply, select the option Block your calendar and Outlook on the web will create an appointment for the duration of your automatic reply.
When a colleague looks up for your availability with the Scheduling Assistant, they’ll see you as Away.
Another task to take care of before leaving the office is to decline and cancel events currently on your calendar. Now, when you set an automatic reply, Outlook on the web finds all events that occur while you’re away and gives you the option to indicate which meetings you would like to cancel or decline, as well as give you reply options to include.
Outlook on the web selects all meetings with attendees by default, leaving events without any attendees unchecked (since those are usually reminders or notes users create for themselves). If there is a meeting you don’t want to cancel, simply uncheck it from the list and Outlook on the web will leave the event on your calendar.
Of course, work doesn’t stop while you are away from the office. Outlook is now able to automatically decline a new invitation on your behalf. With this option, others will know you won’t be attending a meeting that pops up while you’re away.
After responding on your behalf, Outlook will leave the invitation in your inbox so that you can still know what happened while you were gone.
These options will start rolling out today to Office 365 users of Outlook on the web, as well as to users of the new Outlook.com. From Mail or Calendar, click the gear
|Settings from Mail.||Settings from Calendar.|
Q. Which users have access to these new features?
A. This feature is available to users with Office 365 subscriptions that include Exchange Online and to users of the new Outlook.com.
Q. Will these features work in other Outlook applications (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone)?
A. You need to set up your Automatic replies through Outlook on the web, but once you do that your meetings will automatically be cleared and your calendar blocked in all Outlook applications using the same account. Based on usage, we will evaluate bringing this feature directly to the other applications.
Q. When will these features be available?
A. We have already begun rolling these features out to users of Office 365 and the new Outlook.com and expect the rollout to be complete in the next couple of weeks.
Read more about these new features Here
From Microsoft Office 365 Team
Today, Microsoft announced updates to the web version of Outlook in Office 365. As part of Microsoft's ongoing work to deliver the richest email and calendar experiences on the web, they are rolling out an improved user interface (UI) and new features that help you be more efficient, stay on top of your
Outlook on the web now sports a simplified, cleaner UI to help you work more efficiently. This starts with the new action bar available across our Mail, Calendar, People and Task experiences in Outlook on the web. The action bar provides quick access to the most common commands, whether you are clearing out your inbox, replying to an email, or adding an event to your calendar.
We made a number of tweaks and improvements throughout the UI for a cleaner look. The email subject line is larger and more prominent, and messages in the reading pane are now indented for easier reading. In Calendar, more prominent buttons make creating a new meeting request straightforward and navigation of your calendar simpler.
The new unified Action bar (highlighted in orange) spans Mail, Calendar, People
We’ve added new tools to help you sort through your email and identify the most important items to tackle first.
Pinned messages are kept at the top of your inbox and easily identified with a yellow highlight.
With the preview pane turned off, the single line view of your inbox now provides a preview of the message contents to quickly scan your inbox. Messages you want to read can be opened with a single click.
Expressing yourself in email has never been easier—or more fun! Outlook on the web now provides the ability to easily resize images, add custom borders, apply shadow effects, rotate images and more. We’ve also added a full set of emojis to help you better express yourself.
New image formatting tools make it easier to tell your story in pictures.
Finding the people you want to reach has also been improved. When you place your cursor on the recipient line (To, Cc, Bcc), Outlook on the web shows a list of the most common people and distribution groups you have been emailing. As you type, the list of recipients is automatically refined to filter only those matching your search. The list of common recipients is intelligent and adapts
As you add recipients, Outlook on the web suggests people and distribution groups that you most commonly email.
Planning your schedule can be tough—so we’ve made improvements to Calendar to help you manage both your work and personal life. One of these improvements is a five-day weather forecast included right in your calendar. Icons next to each day give you a quick look at the forecast; simply click one to see a more detailed view. Never be without your umbrella again!
In addition to the traditional color-coding approach, Calendar now supports charms—icons you can apply to Calendar items as visual cues that help you quickly identify specific types of events. Add an airplane charm to an upcoming flight, a knife and fork for a business dinner, or a music note for a piano class. There are a number of charms to choose from, and once added, each charm appears in the lower right corner of the calendar event.
Calendar now includes a five-day weather forecast and charms.
In addition to weather and charms, additional features in the Calendar experience include:
To deliver outstanding email and calendar experiences on Windows Phone, iOS and Android, we built the mobile Outlook apps to deeply integrate with these platforms. But occasionally users need to interact with their Office 365 email without installing an app—for example, when they are borrowing a friend’s phone. They can do this by signing in at outlook.office365.com from the device’s mobile browser.
To enhance this mobile browsing experience, we’ve made a number of UI and navigational improvements, including:
In addition to the new features we’re announcing today, we’re making it easier for you to provide feedback to us. We want to foster an ongoing conversation by giving you a direct line of communication to the team that builds Outlook on the web, while also providing you the opportunity to see what other users are saying.
These changes are now live for Microsoft Office 365 customers.
For the last few
Note: You may be able to send and receive large messages up to 150 MB, but your associates outside your organization may not. Whether it’s because their mail is hosted on a different email service or system that doesn’t support large message sizes, or they’re an Office 365 customer but haven’t changed their settings, they may not be able to receive your large message.
As part of the Office 365 E3 licensing package, Microsoft Office 365 will now include features that can be used to encrypt emails that contain sensitive data, even to users outside of your organization.
What constitutes Sensitive Data?
Using encryption methods like those provided via E3 licensing provides additional layers of security in order to ensure that non-authorized individuals cannot view information that they are not privy to. It also provides encryption for those emails when they are stored
If your organization is already paying for E3 Licensing, this benefit is being offered at no additional cost to you. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about how to use this feature.
If you are interested in discussing the addition of E3 licensing to your organization's suite of services, please your IT Point of Contact or Manager to contact the Help
Earlier this month, Microsoft began to roll out a new, more intuitive home page experience for Office 365 users. This update brings a fresh new look and
The new Office 365 home page enables more consistent and unified experiences for work, education and home users across every device. This new platform also helps Microsoft respond to user feedback and deliver innovative new features at a faster pace than ever before.
Microsoft simplified how people access their Office 365 applications and documents. Now, when you log in to Office 365, you have immediate access to all your online applications and recent documents to help you get to what you need faster.
As part of this update, they've also taken the opportunity to add improved page responsiveness for a better, more consistent experience across all your devices. Office 365 lets you get your best work done, no matter what device you’re using, and the new home page will look beautiful on your phone, tablet, PC
Microsoft wants to make sure that their Office 365 users get the most out of their Office 365 experience. New tool tips help highlight new and unused features, including recently added applications and actions users need to take.
Lastly, Microsoft made it easier than ever for Office 365 users to get the latest version of their mobile applications and desktop software. Now, you can download and install Office on your device with one click from the home screen. They've also made it easier to install Office 365 mobile applications from your desktop. Simply choose the application you want to install, then send an email or an SMS to the device you want to install it on.
Over the next few months, you’ll see the new home page replace the default log-in experience for Office 365 users. Let them know what you think! And don’t be surprised if they respond to your feedback. They supposedly read every piece of feedback they receive and work to make your Office 365 experience the best it can be.
Read more about this exciting update Here
As of April 8th, 2014, ETTE ceased all support for Windows XP based machines. ETTE support expiration includes loss of technical support, access to Microsoft Office licensing, antivirus licensing, and possible technical measures that may block access to ETTE systems from Windows XP machines.
We have contacted all impacted user's supervisors to provide upgrade options. If you are still running Windows XP on a computer owned by your organization and have not heard from an IT employee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.