All Professional Services staff and a few other staff within Informatics have already successfully moved from staffmail to Office 365. With the retiral of the staffmail service, IS are now in a position to complete the move of all remaining staffmail accounts to office365.
They will commence the process at the end of this month, continuing into December. The plan is to move non teaching staff first. Academic staff will not be migrated during Semester, unless they so wish. The moves will take place overnight and will be scheduled twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday). This will mean a short period of time without email (from 5pm until around 11 am the following morning) but with ample prior notification, previous users have not found this a major issue. Support will also be available before and after the move to answer questions and help with any issues.
It is expected that Academic accounts will be moved between Semester 1 and Semester 2 but if anyone would prefer to move sooner, then please let me know.
We will schedule account moves over the 12 possible slots and you will receive an email from IS about 2 weeks prior to your date giving a little more information. You will also receive further confirmation from them a few days before the move.
All those who have already expressed an interest in moving as soon as possible will be included in the first batch on 27th October and will receive an email from IS shortly.
There is local documentation on our computing.help pages which will be updated regularly.
There is comprehensive documentation on office365 mail on the IS website.
If you have any questions regarding the move, please feel free to contact me.