March 14, 2016, by Aleisha Turner

Headed for the cloud: Office 365 email for UNUK Staff

Starting in April, we will be making some important and exciting changes to the way that our University email and calendaring services are delivered.

We’ve already been using the Microsoft Office 365 email service for students in the UK, UNNC and UNMC for a number of years and we’re now extending the service to University staff. The switch to Microsoft Office 365 will entail moving our current localised email service to a hosted, cloud-based solution, providing greater resilience at a reduced cost to the University.

What are the benefits of moving email to O365?
Moving staff email and calendaring to Office 365 is the first major step in the redesign of Workplace Computing across our global University, which will ultimately include access to a full suite of Office 365 services. Following the move to Office 365 for staff email, for the first time, we will possess a single email service across our global campuses with web access from any device.

How we’ll keep you informed
For now, no immediate action is required, but we look forward to working with University colleagues as we start planning the switch to Office 365. We’ll be providing regular communications via University news channels and will also publish a series of Frequently Asked Questions, as well as making direct contact with School and Departments.

In the meantime, if you have any queries about the upcoming move to Office 365, please contact Information Services.

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