McMaster Student email migration officially begins

This month, students will begin migrating from Gmail to Outlook, powered by Microsoft 365 (MS 365).

Students already have access to the full suite of MS 365 apps, and this move will enhance the collaboration and productivity features to include email and calendaring.

The email migration is rolling out in a phased approach, so not all students will move to the MS 365 environment at the same time.

Students will receive email notices one month, one week and one day ahead of their migration with their specific migration date and support resources.

Email addresses and passwords will not change.

What will change is that students will access their email and calendar through Outlook.

While University Technology Services (UTS) is supporting the migration of email and calendar data, students will need to save or transfer their own files and documents, such as Drive and Docs. Students will have access to GSuite well into 2022 to save or transfer their own data. Several methods are available to students for moving data, such as backing up to a hard drive or data transfer.

New instructions and self-learning material are available that cover features of Outlook and other MS 365 apps, such as Teams. UTS has partnered with Microsoft to offer free synchronous training events to all students for beginner and advanced levels on core MS 365 apps.

Get updates, how-tos and resources for student MS 365 licenses on the McMaster 365 Hub. For more information specifically on the student email migration, including FAQs, training and learning material, check the project page.

Students can also get the latest updates on Twitter and/or  Instagram.