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April 27, 2017

Exchange Migration 2017

Subject: UCSD Campus Exchange (email) Migration – Division of Social Sciences Proposed Dates: May 3rd, 9th and 11th, 2017

 

UC San Diego is currently upgrading the Exchange email environment to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud services as part of an initiative to improve IT security. The upgrade will help IT Services provide a more secure environment to customers with the added benefit of many new features. General information about this migration is outlined on the following Blink page: https://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/email/upgrade/

 

Who this affects: Faculty and staff who use the campus Exchange environment (mail.ucsd.edu) for email and calendaring.

 

Who is not affected: Faculty and staff who use the campus Google environment or who forward their mail to an off-campus provider.

 

Benefits (as stated by ITS)

  • Much-improved OWA (webmail) interface
  • Integration with other Office 365 products like OneDrive
  • Better search functionality
  • All email quotas will increase to 99GB
  • More sophisticated anti-malware protection
  • Other features that can be used to increase efficiency and improve navigation of your mailbox

 

Timeline

  • Division of Social Sciences will be moved on the following dates: May 3rd, 4th, and 9th.
  • Early adopters will be moved prior to the scheduled migration dates.

 

More details will be forthcoming regarding specific times and dates for each department in subsequent emails.

 

Potential issues:

  • Issues viewing calendar details between old and new environments
  • Mac mail users may need to reconfigure their mail clients
  • As a result of reconfiguring mail clients, computers might be slower due to indexing
  • Mobile devices might need to be reconfigured

 

How to get support:

 

On the day your department is moved, SSCF, ITS and other IT departments across campus will assist faculty and staff to deal with any potential issues that may arise.

 

Phone:

ITS will be available at x6-HELP

SSCF is always available at x2-2423

 

Email:

Anthropology sscf-anthro@ucsd.edu

Cognitive Science sscf-cogsci@ucsd.edu

Communication sscf-comm@ucsd.edu

CREATE sscf-ssrb@ucsd.edu

Critical Gender Studies sscf-cgs@ucsd.edu

Dean’s Office sscf-dean@ucsd.edu

Design Lab sscf-calit@ucsd.edu

EAOP and TRIO sscf-outreach@ucsd.edu

Economics sscf-econ@ucsd.edu

Education Studies sscf-eds@ucsd.edu

Ethnic Studies sscf-ethnic@ucsd.edu

HDP sscf-hdp@ucsd.edu

Latin American Studies sscf-las@ucsd.edu

Linguistics sscf-ling@ucsd.edu

Political Science sscf-polisci@ucsd.edu

Psychology sscf-psych@ucsd.edu

Sociology sscf-socio@ucsd.edu

USP sscf-usp@ucsd.edu

 

Website: http://sscf.ucsd.edu/em2017
Talk with your departmental IT support personnel if you have specific concerns.

 

Respectfully,

 

Carlos Martinez
UCSD – Division of Social Sciences
Social Sciences Computing Facility

Information Technology Support Supervisor
Mail Code: 0502
858.534.2376

cm@ucsd.edu