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    Create a Microsoft Team


    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that brings together conversations, content, and a set of tools for teams to collaborate.

    We recommend users download and use the Teams client rather than using BWA as being available for chat requires that you always be logged into Teams via if you don't have the client. The client is available for download from

    Show Group Calendar when Opening Outlook


    This functionality is not available in all versions of Outlook. Access to group calendars is described below.

    In Outlook 2016 (Windows)

    Collaboration Defined


    Collaboration is defined as the action of working with someone to produce or create something. 

    In the past, what this might look like could be for someone to create a document, spreadsheet, or presentation then email it to a Dartmouth colleague requesting comments, markups or additions. This document might be sent to multiple people, requesting feedback, then time is spent merging changes and edits into the original document. This results in multiple copies of the document living in many places, taking a lot of time to manage.

    Best Practices for Office 365 Teams

    Best Practices for Teams

    • Use the Teams application rather than accessing this tool via a web browser. When the application is running, if there is any activity on the Team, the application will notify you whereas accessing Teams via a web browser only shows you the activity if you're logged into the site. There are separate apps for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Windows phone.

    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:

    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."


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