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What is Sway?


Sway is a program included in Office 365, just login into your Office 365 account! Sway is a new presentation program brought to us by Microsoft.

You can create a website in a presentation format using images, text, and other media. It’s very user-friendly! Much easier to use than most people would find PowerPoint is to use

You can embed these into a website and upload them to YouTube as well.

A great beginners tutorial has already been created by Teacher’s Tech.

Email to Text with Office 365

Did you know that if you are waiting for a VERY important email message to come through you can have Office 365 send it via a text message???   Pretty cool, huh?   For instance, I use it in the IT world for our battery back up units on our servers.  If our building loses power, I get an email telling me this.   However if I’m not constantly monitoring my work email like at 3 a.m., I can get a text message letting me know this.  When I receive this text at 3 a.m. here’s what I look like:

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I’m not responsible if you need therapy after seeing this picture of me from 3 a.m!

Here’s how you do it!  You have to login into the Office Portal for your office.  Once you’ve successfully done that, open up Mail and it will open up Outlook Online.

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On the left hand side of the screen,  where is says folders, select More.

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That will bring up this screen:

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Look under the General Tab and select Text messaging.  This will bring you to the next screen.

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Select the Edit text message settings.  That will bring up this display.

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Select what country you live in, and your mobile phone provider.   Then click on the next button.

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Enter your phone number and then select the next button.  It will then send you a text message to that phone and you will have to enter a verification number into this to complete the setup.

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It will bring up this box, select Set up email notifications using an Inbox Rule.

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In my case the words included in the subject or body works.  However if you need it to be from a specific email address, or any of the above options, please select those.

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I put test as my words or phrases then hit the plus sign to add it to the list.

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Once it’s a complete list, select OK!

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At the very top select OK and you are all set!!!













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