As part of an ongoing effort to maintain and improve IT services, email and calendaring services recently moved to Microsoft Office 365.
Email and calendaring services for William & Mary faculty and staff has moved to the Cloud, supporting the Business Innovation initiative which is a strategic effort to improve effectiveness and efficiency across the university.
Microsoft Office 365
With aging on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers nearing end of life, W&M IT conducted an intensive exploration of cloud-based email and calendar solutions in 2016. We consulted with various departments on campus to evaluate their email and calendar business needs and compared that with available cloud systems and offerings. Also under consideration were the tools and services that come with the various Cloud options.
With the support of the IT Advisory Committee, Microsoft Office 365 was chosen as the email and calendar solution for faculty and staff. As our previous email system was also Microsoft, the transition was relatively easy.
Mailbox migrations have already taken place, however, we are still finishing-up some loose ends. The migration will conclude shortly!
Office 365 Web Applications
Microsoft Office 365 also comes with a suite of web applications (One Drive, Teams, Yammer, etc.)
Some of these web apps are already available through office.wm.edu. More web apps will be released in future dates.