Microsoft Office 365

Last Updated: 06/05/2014

Overview

The Microsoft Office 365 project, phase two of the CU-Boulder Email & Calendaring direction, includes the provisioning of Microsoft Office 365 core applications for faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees, and also the migration of messaging and calendaring accounts of faculty and staff from from Exchange 2007 to Exchange Online, the email and calendaring component of Microsoft Office 365.

Project Status

Active IT Project

Description

The Microsoft Office 365 project will implement Microsoft's cloud-based service which provides access to e-mail, documents, contacts and calendars. Office 365 services are accessible on nearly any device and they enable simple and secure collaboration with colleagues. Office 365 includes Exchange Online and Office Online. Eventually, Sharepoint and Lync Online will be available too.

Project Manager

Christie Drovdal

Customer Benefit

  • Mobility: Work from virtually anywhere using trusted Office applications across your favorite devices--PCs, Macs, and mobile devices--and seamlessly move and work with your Office documents locally on your device or in the online environment.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with teammates, partners, and customers with documents that are always up to date and accessible from almost anywhere.
  • Communication: Microsoft Lync serves as your communication and presence hub making it easy to see when someone is available, connect via instant message, audio or video calls and host online meetings.
  • Content Management: SharePoint Online makes it easy to set up and manage online communities, wikis and blogs, make customized forms and create and manage content and documents.
  • Exchange Online: Access email and calendars on the go and keep everyone in sync with enterprise-grade email and shared calendars. And, move up to 50 GB quotas; that's 50 times more quota than the current campus Exchange service!

Project Timeline

This is a very tentative (and optimistic) timeline that could change depending upon barriers encountered during deployment, testing, and migration.

  • Provisioning of Office 365 core apps for faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees: Summer 2014
  • Migration of faculty and staff to Exchange Online: Summer 2014 through Fall 2014