Microsoft Office 365 @ W&M

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As part of an ongoing effort to maintain and improve IT services, faculty & staff email and calendaring services recently migrated to the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud.

The move to the Cloud is consistent with the goals of William & Mary's Business Innovation initiative, which is a strategic effort to improve effectiveness and efficiency across the university.  The move also ushers in a new suite of Microsoft web applications that offer exciting new ways to organize, manage, and improve business processes.  

Background

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. 

Learn more about Moving to Office 365.

Office 365 Web Applications

Microsoft Office 365 also comes with a suite of web applications (OneDrive, Teams, Yammer, SharePoint etc.) Some of these web apps are already available with limited functionality through office.wm.edu.

More web apps will become available and the feature set will be enhanced after the migration of the email system is complete. It will usher in a smoother, more engaging Office 365 experience, especially noticeable as you navigate from one web app to another. 

More information about these new services, along with training opportunities, will be announced as they become available.  

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