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    Best Practices for Office 365 Groups

    Best Practices for Groups

    • Make your group name descriptive so anyone who sees it, knows what it is for. The same acronyms are used by many different departments and organizations on campus, so avoid acronyms or nicknames as much as possible.
    • Make sure that a group doesn't already exist for the same purpose. Check for similar named accounts, lists or groups by searching in the Search People field in the ribbon in Outlook for Windows or the Find a Contact field in the ribbon on Outlook for Mac.

    Saving Files to Office 365 Groups or SharePoint


    There are four different ways in which you can save files/folders to an Office 365 Group or SharePoint site. Chose the one below that works best for you.

    There are some limitations:

    Get Started with OneDrive for Windows


    OneDrive for Business provides unlimited password-protected, online storage for each user. This allows you to store documents, photos and other files online so they can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer. You can install an application on your computer so your OneDrive location acts like your computer's hard drive, or you can access/upload your OneDrive files via a web browser.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Safe Links


    Is a Safe Link always safe to click?

    Safe Links provide real-time protection against phishing and malicious web sites by warning members of the Dartmouth community reading email who click a link that has been determined to be unsafe. While Safe Links adds an extra layer of protection, it is possible for a malicious web address not yet identified as unsafe to slip through.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Advanced Threat Protection


    What is Dartmouth doing?

    Dartmouth is enabling Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to provide an additional level of protection against online threats. ATP provides two services that will strengthen email protections for Dartmouth: Safe Attachments and Safe Links.

    Advanced Threat Protection Glossary of Terms


    Malware, short for malicious software, is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive computer software. 

    Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information (passwords, credit card numbers, etc.) by disguising electronic communications (typically email) to look like the request for information is coming from a trustworthy source, when it is not.

    Ransomware is malicious software that blocks access to data until an actual "ransom" is paid.

    Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)


    Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service is part of an ongoing cybersecurity initiative to protect Dartmouth. ATP analyzes incoming email, and blocks malware and unsafe links.  

    ATP provides two services: Safe Attachments and Safe Links.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Attachments


    What happens if I'm expecting an email and it has malware attached to it?

    The message will be delivered but the attachment will not. The email message itself will see no changes whatsoever. Instead, the infected attachment will be deleted, and replaced with an attachment named "Malware Alert Text.txt". This attachment will read:

    "The email attachment associated with this email was identified as an infected file. Action: the file(s) have been removed."

    Authorized Approvers for Sponsored or Departmental Accounts


    All sponsored or departmental account requests must be submitted on the current form (May 2014). Old versions of the form will be returned.

    Senior Officers Who can Sign a Sponsored or Departmental Account Form

    Area: Dean of the Faculty

    Departments: Arts & Sciences

    Senior Officer: Elizabeth F. Smith

    Configuring Apple Mail


    Note: Versions of Apple Mail, Contacts, Calendar running on Mac OS X 10.11 and earlier are not fully compatible with Exchange. We recommend only using Apple Mail, Calendar and Contacts with OS X 10.12.6 or later.

    From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then open the Internet Accounts pane. Click the plus symbol (+) in the lower left of the window to begin adding an account for Mail.


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