Moving to a new email and calendar system (Office 365)
What’s going on with the project?
Each unit on campus has a designated Migration Partner who will act as the liaison between the unit and the Office 365 project team. The Office 365 project team is working with these Migration Partners to coordinate the migration and assure that each unit is prepared to move to the new platform. Learn more about the migration planning steps for each unit.
Will everyone migrate to Office 365 at once?
This will be a rolling or “phased” migration, with different departments and groups moving at different times. The Migration Partner who represents your unit will help determine when you will migrate. Don’t worry – you’ll have plenty of notification and know just what to expect well ahead of time.
Students will also be migrating to Office 365. However, the specific timing and other aspects of moving students to the new email and calendar system are still being determined.
Is there a way to learn about Office 365 now?
Microsoft has information and tutorial videos on their site. Our final product may look a little different from what you see, but you can view a video about it here.
Are there any steps to take now?
Not just yet. In the coming months you will receive instructions from the designated Migration Partner in your unit on steps to take as the details of your group’s migration are established. From a technical perspective you do not need to delete or move anything between now and when you migrate. In the meantime, however, you may want to review and clean-up your email folders – see tips for how to do this in Best Practices for Record Management.