Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 9:37am

The OneIT Communication and Collaboration Project Team reports that 95% of the campus is now using cloud-based Office 365 email; more than 47,000 mailboxes have made the transition. 

The progress meter achieved a nice spike this month, when the Colleges of Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry moved to Office 365. Those colleges had been prioritized later in the migration schedule while staff worked through a technical challenge of unifying the address lists for Office 365 and healthcare email (which remains on the previous system).

Staff in Information Technology Services (ITS) and Healthcare Information Systems (HCIS) worked together to ensure that the two systems can “talk to each other” so that users on both systems can find each other in the contact list and receive email through distribution lists.

Getting that feature up and running paved the way for the migration of those last four colleges, which interact heavily with healthcare email users. It’s a convenience for those who don’t regularly communicate with healthcare staff, but critical to daily operations for others.

Individuals using Office 365 report high satisfaction. Throughout the process, a post-migration survey has been sent to each person involved. The result has been an average B+ letter grade.