Faculty and staff who have accounts on the central university email and calendar service, please be aware of the university migration from our local Exchange environment to Microsoft Office 365, currently scheduled to start April 10th.
Office 365 is a hosted suite of software, services, and capabilities, available as part of our existing enterprise relationship with Microsoft. It provides familiar communication and collaboration services, such as email, calendar, file sharing, online conferencing, and instant messaging, via a contemporary cloud-based platform. It also includes access to Office Online, Microsoft applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) that you can access from almost any device with a browser and Internet connection. Other benefits of Office 365 include:
- Unlimited online storage on OneDrive
- Enhanced mobile connectivity
- Advanced document sharing with simultaneous writing and editing capabilities
- 50GB mailbox size
University Information Technology Services (ITS) and our IT governance body have designed an institutional email and calendar service utilizing Microsoft Office 365. The upcoming migration will entail the transfer of existing email and the delivery of future email to the new environment. Desktop Outlook clients will automatically reconfigure, but mobile devices that receive email, IMAP email clients, and Apple Mail will need to be manually reconfigured. For individuals who directly forward to other email systems, this forward will continue after the migration. Student email accounts will remain on Google.
Closer to migration, we will provide you with additional information and support, both online and in-person, to make this change as well as resolve any issues you may have with Office 365. Please look for additional communications from ITS as we approach the migration date. For more information about Office 365 and the evolution of this initiative at UConn, visit http://office365.uconn.edu/.