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Office 365 is Coming to NCCU Faculty and Staff

ITS has heard your requests for additional storage and more collaboration tools. As a result, we will be rolling out Office 365 for faculty and staff this semester. In preparation, we have been monitoring other schools’ experiences with cloud e-mail solutions and have done extensive testing on our campus to ensure this upgrade is ideal for our environment. 

What You Need to Know to Prepare:

  • The Outlook Desktop Client will stay the same and your email address will stay the same.
  • Calendar permissions, shared calendars and automatic forwarding will not migrate with the upgrade. You will need to recreate them.
  • Mobile devices will need to be reconfigured. Instructions will be provided in the reminder notification.

Features of Office 365:

  • 1 TB of storage for email and documents
  • OneDrive for Business: Ability to easily share documents with others and control who can see and edit each shared file
  • Office Mobile apps: Scaled-down, touch-optimized versions of Office for your smartphone or tablet
  • Office Online: Cloud-based versions of popular Office apps

When Will My Account Be Moved?

  • Email migrations are tentatively scheduled to begin mid-February.  You will receive a notification informing you of your migration date a week before the migration begins and a reminder email the day of your migration.
  • To view the migration schedule, click here.

For more information about Office 365 visit our campus Microsoft page by clicking here.  This page will also show you how to gain access to the Microsoft Imagine Academy that provides several training modules to give you a deeper look into our new solution. For frequently asked questions regarding Office 365 click here.

Published: Monday, February 13, 2017
by Director, Client Services, Patrice J Walker
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