To the Campus Community:
In the coming weeks CTS will be working to convert the campus Calendar and E-mail systems to Microsoft Office 365. This is a major upgrade which sees us migrating away from locally-hosted servers to a cloud-based service supported by Microsoft. Advantages include greater reliability, better integration over time with existing and new services, and an improved user interface. CTS will automatically migrate existing e-mail and calendar data to make the transition as easy as possible.
There are multiple ways to access Office 365. The most popular will likely be the Outlook Web Interface since this is available from any location and any computer on the Internet, and thus will replace Bearmail and SOGo. Outlook is also available as an app similar in overall functionality to Apple Mail or Thunderbird. CTS is in the process of deploying this app to all campus-owned faculty/staff computers as part of the upgrade to Office 2016, which is ongoing. CTS will appreciate your patience and cooperation when we contact you to schedule your upgrade. Once fully deployed, the Outlook Web Interface and the Outlook app will be the only campus-supported means for accessing Office 365. The app is available for MacOS, Windows, iOS (free), and Android (free).
Answers to frequently asked questions about this project and other information can be found here:
The migration will begin next week and will take several weeks to complete. We will let you know ahead of time when you are being migrated to the new system. Instructions for accessing Office 365 will be provided at that time.
Computing & Technology Services