MyWorkspace and Office365

Posted by rmt22 at May 10, 2018 12:55 PM |
You will have seen the new MyWorkspace staff homepage, but how does it all fit together, and how did we get there?

MyWorkspace is being developed by the Internal Communications Team and Office 365 Team within IT Services, alongside Local Publishers from across the University.

This is your gateway to University information, integrated with many of the wider tools found in Office 365 to aid collaboration and sharing.

Search

This is front and centre on the homepage, is based on the content in MyWorkspace and elements of Office 365. Some content is still on its way in MyWorkspace, so the search box gives you three different options to find what you need:

  • ‘Everything' – which includes MyWorkspace, Teams, OneDrive and People
  • 'People' - search for staff and students
  • 'Our Internet site' - meaning content on the public University website

Menus

The drop-down menus at the top are there to help you find your way around the site. Find out more about the background to MyWorkspace on the Digital Strategy pages. Feel free to discuss your thoughts, tips and ideas in the Digital Campus Yammer group. If you need support with MyWorkspace, request a new feature or you’ve noticed a bug, contact the IT Service Desk, who will be able to help you.

How does this link with Office 365?

Outlook on the web

Offering many of the features of Outlook, but from any browser. Access your University email from the MyWorkspace homepage under ‘Today’s Agenda’.

Yammer

Your University community. Intended for discussion, light-touch collaboration, questions, news and social activity. Join groups based on your areas of interest and draw on the expertise of our University community. You’ll find Yammer feeds throughout MyWorkspace pages to encourage discussion and share news. See Help for using Yammer.

Skype for Business

Online phone calls, Instant Messaging, conferencing and communication. If you can’t find a room to meet in, why not arrange a Skype Meeting? Get started with Skype for business.

OneDrive

Your online file store. Similar to your Personal Z: drive, but you can access your files anywhere, on any device. Head to MyWorkspace homepage to find your recent files in Office 365 including OneDrive. Start using your OneDrive.

OneNote

Online note-taking and easier sharing with colleagues. Use Sections and Pages to organise all your notes. Find out more about OneNote.

Team Collaboration Spaces (Teams)

Teams are a flexible way to collaborate with others as part of a wider area of work. Working groups, projects and programmes are ideally supported by Teams. Find out more about using Team Collaboration Spaces.

Listening to your feedback

We have taken your views into account since last week's launch and are releasing a new version of the site with a few updates:

  • Private appointments and tasks are now shown as private on your homepage
  • We've added an information icon on search to show you what each option means
  • We're also launching a news and events page which shows feeds of our staff announcements, external news and events

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