May 2018

Office 365 project showcases power of OneIT


Colleagues and friends,

The move to Office 365 for email, calendaring and productivity is an excellent example of the high-quality, impactful work we as IT professionals can accomplish through cross-institutional collaboration.

Offering Outlook as a unified email and calendaring system is helping to better protect the security of the University, which receives 10 million spam or malicious emails each day. Providing access to the suite of Office 365 tools will also further differentiate our students by providing them foundational, practical knowledge of tools they will need as they move into the workforce.

The 33-member project team, with representation from throughout the campuses, colleges and administrative units, began working in October on technical requirements, as well as developing support, training and communication resources. With each migration, the team tested and refined processes, and feedback from each area that migrates continues to improve those processes.

By the beginning of June, four campuses, three colleges, and six administrative units will have migrated. By mid-December, all migrations across the University will be complete.

Please visit the Office 365 website to learn more about the applications, training and support resources.

As always, feel free to reach out to me at with any questions or comments.

Best regards,

Michael Kubit
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer