Office 365 Mail Migration and Windows XP Retirement
I am pleased to announce that we have completed the migration of all staff and faculty from the Groupwise mail system to the Office 365 mail system. I would like to thank the university community for their co-operation as we completed this undertaking. I would also like to congratulate the migration team for all their hard work and dedication during this transition.
In total, we migrated 1,150 mailboxes from Groupwise to Office 365 mail. Additionally, we migrated all users from Windows XP to Windows 7 and the Office 2013 environment. We currently have 1,095 machines running Windows 7 and Office 2013.
If you are still running Groupwise Mail and was missed for any reason during this migration, we would ask you to immediately contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to be migrated. Please be aware that the Groupwise Mail system will be retired on October 31st, 2014 and all users must be migrated by then.
Finally, as per our Windows XP Retirement Notice, sent out on April 7th, 2014, Windows XP will not be supported by the IT Service Desk past August 31st, 2014. Windows XP machines pose a serious security risk to our network and must be removed from our network on or before that date.
Please contact the IT Service Desk at extension 1010, or by email to email@example.com if you have any questions.