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MS Office 365 Email Cloud Environment General Inquiry and FAQs

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York College is actively in preparations to replace the current York-hosted Microsoft Exchange email system for all staff and faculty with Microsoft Office 365 cloud base Outlook environment. 

General Inquiry

Hosting Outlook email in the Microsoft Cloud provides valuable benefits, including the desired ability to integrate email with the other applications in the Microsoft 365 family (formally known as Microsoft Office 365 for Education), such as Teams, Teams calendar, OneDrive, and SharePoint. In addition, logging in will be streamlined by adding email and calendar to your CUNY Login, thereby allowing users to log in the same way as is currently done for Teams and OneDrive. Other benefits include multifactor authentication protection (MFA), additional spam, and malware protection, and improved resiliency through the Microsoft Cloud.  We will enhance our ability to communicate and collaborate seamlessly with our students, fellow employees, and educators. 

We expect to transition to the M365 Office platform after midterms (October 20th - November 4th) with all the different applications that Microsoft Office 365 offers. During the cutover all mail boxes are expected to be copied over. After the cutover you will access email from Office.com. Using the time now to become familiar with this platform will be of value. We expect everything to be moved and are working with a tool to help us ensure a smooth transition.