Smart Working training courses

We are launching a new series of “Smart Working Trainings”.
Together with the ETH training partner Digicomp, the IT services have put together three training modules in which you can acquire the relevant know-how or deepen your knowledge on Microsoft 365 / Teams
The courses are open for all employees of ETH Zurich and will be held in German.

Detailed description of Smart Working in German

Link to the course registration

Secure password entry

Make sure you entered your VPN password in the correct window (and not accidentally in a Microsoft Teams chat). This is especially important when starting the computer.

Detailed information and instructions

From now on, you as a meeting organizer, have the option to provide breakout rooms for the participants in your meeting.

Breakout rooms allow you to divide your meeting into smaller groups for brainstorming sessions or discussions in working groups. Organizers can simply jump back and forth between the breakout rooms, make announcements in all rooms at the same time and bring everyone back to the main meeting at any time. All functions, such as Meeting files, whiteboards, recordings and transcripts are available for the organizer.

Detailed information:

A new release for the provisioning app was deployed on October 20, 2020. In particular, the people search (used for the fields Owner and Member) has been improved.

The following search options are available:

- User Principle Name or ETH User name

- First and last name separated by a dot (this requires that a corresponding email address with first and last name is set up)

- Last name (Blank space) first name

Please note that only users with a valid license are displayed.

The provisioning app is now available. All Microsoft-Teams users have now the option to create a team themselves. Teams owners can adjust the settings at any time.

More information can be found under

The offering for the migration from Skype for Business to Teams Only is now activated in our IT Shop.

Further information can be found here (Link)

Stream and Whiteboard

Microsoft 365 users have now access to the video service Stream and to the whiteboard app. Stream offers functionalites such as recording of online meetings and serves as the central application for video content. Whiteboard can be used as a digital online canvas where different users can work at the same time on a digital board.

More Information => Link