Upcoming changes to Lync (4/17/2015)
Lync is now Skype for Business
Microsoft released updates for Lync this week that have rebranded Lync to become Skype for Business.
A new icon will appear in your system tray with the Skype logo.
Let us know if you have any questions on the new features by sending your questions to: email@example.com
Changing from Nebula2 to NETID login (1/7/2015)
The Nebula service has set a goal for its UW-IT customers to stop using their Nebula2 user accounts and switch to using their NETID user accounts before April 2015. This is part of a larger initiative consolidating Windows domains, supports the IM Infrastructure Refresh project, and is a blocker for several other Nebula goals such as splitting off a separate Software Distribution Service.
Any customer can make the switch themselves. Hundreds of other Nebula customers have made the switch to only using a NETID user account, and there is no risk to trying the switch because you can revert back to using the Nebula2 user account. There is helpful documentation to assist customers that want to do this self-service at http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/nebula/news/netid-logins/.
Alternatively, Nebula will provide 30 minutes of assistance (at no additional cost beyond the Nebula core fee) to help customers make the switch. We will have dedicated staff available during a specific period for your UW-IT division, but you can also send a request for help at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe you are no longer using your Nebula2 user account, you can send a request to disable the account, which will help you ensure you don’t have any hidden lingering dependencies on it.