Additional safety and protection for W-Exchange
Posted by Gary Barton on August 30, 2021

W-Exchange, the email, communication, and collaborations tools powered by Microsoft 365, is getting some new safety and security features. Over the next two weeks, the Office of Information Technology will be enabling Safe Links, Safe Attachments, and an external email warning message. This added layer of protection will help identify phishing and malware attacks before they hit your inbox or file systems.

Safe Links:

  • Scans and verifies links (email, Teams, Microsoft 365 apps)
  • Rewrites and/or blocks malicious links

Safe Attachments

  • Monitors, scans, and verifies attachments (email)
  • Blocks malicious attachments

External Sender Warning

  • Notifies the email recipients of emails that originate outside Western Michigan University. It lets them know to be cautious when interacting with the message.

What does this mean for you?

Most of these changes will not be visible to you. Here are examples of notifications you may experience when viewing email, attachments, or sharing links and files within Microsoft 365 apps.

  • The website has been classified as malicious. Opening this website might not be safe.
  • Attachments have been removed.
  • Attention: This email originated outside Western Michigan University.

Need help or want to report an issue?

Submit a request in Service Hub

Prepare for in-person work with the campus resource guide for employees
Posted by Gary Barton on August 23, 2021

Faculty and staff preparing to return to campus to do in-person work should review the Return to Campus Resource Guide. The guide highlights several things you can do between now and your first day back working in-person on campus to ensure you have a productive first day.

Minitab statistical software suite is available to all students, faculty, and staff
Posted by Gary Barton on August 19, 2021

On Thursday, August 19, the Minitab statistical software suite will be available and licensed to all WMU students, faculty, and staff and will now use the WMU login to access.

Please see Help Hub for information on how to obtain and use Minitab.

Google Drive Security Update on July 26
Posted by Adam Newsted on July 22, 2021

On July 26, 2021, Google will send direct email notifications to WMU Google users who own or manage files impacted by a security update that will change links (URLs) for files shared in 2017 and prior. The email will provide instructions on steps to take and will include a link to view a list of impacted files you own or manage in Google Drive (My Drive/Shared Drive). Individuals may be impacted when trying to view these files on websites (public or internal) or posted elsewhere if the instructions are not followed. You will not receive an email if you are not impacted.

Learn more about the update

Faculty Technology Center walk-in support schedule
Posted by Gary Barton on July 20, 2021

The Faculty Technology Center walk-in support hours will be expanded to Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. starting Monday, July 27. The Faculty Technology Center is located in the University Computing Center on the second floor, room 2011.

Visit for more information.