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Committee sets Office 365 conversion window

Posted: 2014-05-16 12:29:09   Expiration: 2014-05-23 12:29:09

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2014-05-16 12:29:09. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

The e-mail conversion committee met on Tuesday, May 13 with one goal: to set a date for the transition of accounts from Zimbra to Office 365 (O365). The committee considered three windows: end of August, mid-term break (October 2014), and winter break (December 2014/January 2015). Following input from core technical staff and a discussion of the pros and cons for all involved, the committee has chosen mid-term break (October 2014) for the final conversion to Office 365.

Details regarding this decision and a copy of the conversion timing matrix can be found on the E-mail/Calendar Project webpage.

What does this mean to you right now?

Zimbra e-mail and calendars will not be transitioned to Office 365 until late October 2014.  No faculty, staff, or student action is required at this time.  Enjoy your summer!  

The next step is to select a consultant to assist with the conversion. You may follow project updates on the E-mail/Calendar Project , the Help Desk Home page, and the ITS Help Desk/ResNet Facebook pages as well as monthly issues of Discover IT. Direct e-mail communication will be sent if necessary. 

Questions or concerns regarding this timeline or the conversion in general may be submitted to or by contacting the ITS Help Desk at or 608.342.1400.

-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer