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UCOP to get new email system

Information Technology Services (ITS) is going to roll out a new cloud-based email system, called Office 365, over the next several months.

The Office 365 suite includes Outlook email and instant messaging, and it can accommodate mailboxes of unlimited size. By moving to a cloud-based system, UCOP will reduce the cost of email support and storage.

ITS has worked with the UCOP Procurement team to select a vendor to conduct the migration to Office 365 and will complete testing by June. If all goes as planned, the roll-out will start in July and take place department by department, avoiding any heavy-use times. Completion target is the end of the calendar year.

Because we’ll still be working in Outlook, the adjustment for employees is expected to be minimal. Nonetheless, ITS will provide tutorials and cheat sheets to minimize disruption and get us all up to speed on the new features.

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