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Email Migration Information

Student Email Migration Status:  COMPLETE

Over the past several months, ITS has pursued an in-depth discovery process to understand the email, calendaring and collaboration requirements of faculty, staff, and students. After careful consideration and research, we are pleased to announce that Microsoft Office 365 will be replacing Novell Groupwise as North Central College’s email platform. Office 365 addresses many of the important criteria identified by our campus community: greater reliability, ease of use, reliable delivery of messages to mobile devices, enhanced security, better integration with 3rd party products, and greater storage.

Email and calendaring will be the initial focus of the Office 365 implementation, with full completion expected by the end of December 2017.  The migration will kick-off with the transition of all student email accounts to Office 365, scheduled to occur during a migration window beginning Tuesday, August 29th, 10 p.m. and lasting through Friday, September 1st, 8 a.m.  Student email will not be available during this window.

Planning is underway about the logistics of migrating faculty and staff email and calendar items, the scheduling of departmental migrations as well as the support and training ITS will deliver. Details about these important decisions and other aspects of this project will be available during the Fall term and will be communicated via email and this migration project page.