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Email to Office 365 Migration

The proposed date for the migration of chemistry mailboxes is week commencing 6th July.

The following information has been provided by IT Services:

 

In the coming weeks IT Services will be upgrading your email to a new system hosted by Microsoft. The service is called Office 365 and offers email, cloud storage and office web apps. In addition, staff and students are granted 5 copies of the latest Microsoft Office suite to install on smartphones, tablets and personally owned computers. See information about Office 365 here http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/office365, please take the time to read through this information.

 

Why are we doing this?

The contract with our existing email provider expires in the end of October. Microsoft Office 365 offers advanced email features and lots of benefits all free for education.

 

What does this mean for me?

You will get an email service provided by Microsoft, a highly secure and dependable email service. Unlimited online file storage is provided with OneDrive, an alternative to Dropbox, where you can upload, create and share files to collaborate with others in or outside the University.

 

What do I need to do?

Before we move all your email to the new system you need to do some housekeeping, Microsoft will not allow large emails to be transferred. Large email attachments (greater then 25MB) in your mailbox and any shared mailboxes will need to be saved to your home drive or shared drive then deleted from your mailbox. See the pre-migration tasks here; http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/itsupport/accounts/o365/migrationtasks/. Please do this before 5pm the day before the upgrade. You risk losing these emails if you do not save them to your computer.