Final migrations begin soon, training updates, eDiscovery and Clutter (Update)

Final migrations of faculty and staff begin September 15

About 83% of the campus has moved to Office 365. Faculty and staff who have not taken the opportunity to self-migrate to Office 365, and who are not moving with a department, will be automatically migrated beginning on September 15. As with students, faculty and staff will receive an email notification two weeks prior to the start of their migration window, informing them of the two-week window during which their automatic migration will occur. This will provide them with a final opportunity to self-migrate, if desired. If you need assistance, please contact the Help Desk.

Migration Timeline

All WiscMail ( accounts will be migrated to Office 365 by October 14, 2015. WiscMail Plus accounts will be migrated between October 15 and November 15. See this document for more information on how faculty and staff will transition to Office 365. UW-Madison’s full migration timeline is available here.

September training opportunities

The following Office 365 training opportunities are available in the month of September:

Outlook Web App 9/16/2015 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Outlook 2013 for Windows 9/16/2015 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Outlook Web App 9/30/2015 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Outlook 2013 for Windows 9/30/2015 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

All classes will be held at Memorial Library (room 126). Register here. More information about the training options available for Office 365 is available here.

Migration Partners invited to attend an Office 365 account preparation info session

There will be one more informational session for Office 365 Migration Partners on the process of preparing accounts for migration to Office 365:

  • September 30, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Memorial Library, room 126

The session is intended primarily for Migration Partners, but anyone who wants more information about the account preparation process is welcome to attend. For those who cannot attend, a recorded version is available. See the PowerPoint associated with this session.

eDiscovery coming soon to Office 365

Additional features will soon be added to the University’s instance of Office 365. One of these features, called eDiscovery, is intended to help universities find, preserve, analyze and package electronic content for a legal request or investigation. The Office 365 Team will work closely with the Office of Cybersecurity to  evaluate eDiscovery, and other new security features, once  added to our tenant.

Stay on top of your email with Clutter

You have likely seen a new addition to your email folders called Clutter. This new feature allows you to filter your low-priority email. If you like this feature, Clutter will continue to learn which messages you prefer to read later and will automatically place them in your Clutter folder. If a message has been incorrectly placed there, simply drag it back into your Inbox and Clutter will take notice. If you do not want to use it, simply go to Options in the Outlook Web App and turn it off at any time.