Office 365 Migration – What’s Changing

This is a list of systems and services that will be changing as part of the Spring 2014 migration to StarID / Office 365


Old New
Username/Password Login Many different usernames and passwords to remember StarID will be the single username/password (as much as possible)
Faculty/Staff E-Mail Novell GroupWise Office 365 / Outlook.  (We will be migrating your GroupWise e-mail, calendar items and contacts to Office 365 / Outlook)
Student E-Mail Google Apps Gmail Google Apps Gmail (plus students will get Office 365 OneDrive and Office software download)
Instant Messaging Novell GroupWise Messenger Office 365 / Lync  (Lync also supports voice and video calls)
Mobile Device Sync Novell GroupWise Mobile Sync Server Office 365
Collaboration SharePoint (and some use of Kablink)  SharePoint Only
User Home Directory (aka G: Drive) Limited space allocation-usually less than 1GB.  Not easily accessable from off-campus. 2GB local storage allocation, plus 25GB of Office 365 cloud storage.  Easily access files in Office 365 cloud storage with built-in web apps for Word, Excel, PowePoint
Shared Drive(s) Many different drive letters (S:, P:, I:, etc.) and confusing structure Single Location/Drive with sub folders based on rights.  Eventually encourage users to utilize SharePoint for shared document libraries
Scanning from copiers Scan to G: Drive Scan to e-mail
Office software for personal computers Fill out form, receive physical disc Download software as part of your Office 365 account.  (additional charge applies)
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