Staff and PGR students move from Gmail to Microsoft Outlook on 10th July 2017

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[10 July 2017]

On 10th July staff and postgraduate research students will move to Microsoft’s email and calendar service, Outlook.

Existing emails and calendar entries have been migrated to Outlook.

Getting started guides, Outlook help desks and online information can be found via:

Why are we making this change?

This is an important first step in the Digital Workspace programme. This programme will improve the way we communicate, collaborate and manage information through the phased implementation of Microsoft Office 365 tools and the introduction of associated new working practices for our community. Microsoft Office 365 provides us with a comprehensive and integrated range of tools which are compatible with many of our external partners, complementing our activities as a modern, agile and externally-focused university.   

 Our Digital Workspace will provide a single point of access for:

  • Your individual email, calendar and documents (Outlook and OneDrive file store)
  • Collaborative team spaces for information, task sharing and more (Office applications online, SharePoint sites)
  • A University-wide space (new intranet and Yammer) for key information, news and updates 
  • New communication tools, such as integrated phones, instant messaging and audio/video conferencing, available around the clock, from any device, across our campuses and beyond.

These changes will advance how we manage our information, getting rid of duplicated and out-of-date material, complying with the latest legislation and responding to the needs of our partners and collaborators.

While the Digital Workspace programme is ambitious and will take some time to complete, July marks our first collective step on this journey.