Ted Chen, from the Administrative Information Systems-Flow Management team shared a helpful tip after returning from vacation to a full inbox. You can search read:no (there’s a colon in between “read” and “no”) in the Outlook search field to automatically return only unread messages or choose the ‘Unread’ button from the ribbon in the Search menu which becomes active when setting your cursor in the Search field. Now if it would only automatically read and respond to messages, that’d be really helpful ;-)… Thanks for sharing Ted! Hopefully you can have all your email read in time for the weekend!
You may have seen the UTMB/Galveston themed buses shuttling passengers between campus and all the way to Clear Lake (as well as Texas City). This is a public service offered in conjunction with UTMB where employees can ride at a discounted rate. Booklets of tickets can be purchased through the bookstore on campus and traveling the max route is only $1.50 per direction and free wi-fi is provided. You can find more details and the route schedule at http://www.utmb.edu/transit/. Please note that scheduled runs only occur during peak times (morning and evening) but there is a single route in the middle of the day. Watch the blog for upcoming details on a “Hoteling Space” in Rebecca Sealy where you can work while on campus.
This tip is relatively simple but if you’d like to update your email signature to the institutional standard you can do so by visiting http://www.utmb.edu/identity/downloads/templates_email_sig.shtml to download documentation and a template. There are also a number of other good resources available at http://www.utmb.edu/identity. Let us know if you have any Tips ‘n’ Tricks that you’d recommend or like to see documented.
This tip I attempted to share via email as well since it corresponds to receiving notifications from the blog and highlights the RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed feature. You are able to receive blog updates in Outlook by right-clicking on the ‘RSS Feeds’ folder (displayed in the ‘Mail’ and ‘Folder List’ views), choose ‘Add a New RSS feed…’, enter ‘https://blogs.utmb.edu/watercooler/feed/’, choose ‘Add’, and confirm ‘Yes’. You’ll now receive Blog postings in Outlook! More information can be found by clicking the RSS Feed link from the blog (https://blogs.utmb.edu/watercooler/) You can add other RSS feeds from various sources (even Twitter) using this same method. Furthermore, Outlook is just one of the methods to receive RSS feeds. Leave a comment with any questions or ideas, thanks.
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