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March 29, 2010   Bulletin Board | New e-mail system

New e-mail system

March 29, 2010
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The university will have a new e-mail system beginning this summer. Powered by Microsoft Live@edu, the system will have e-mail with 10 gigabytes of storage space, better spam protection and mobile phone integration. The system also will include a built-in calendar, Office Live Workspace for collaborative projects and a SkyDrive with 25 gigabytes of free online file storage for faculty, staff and students.

The precise timeline for the migration is currently under development and will be published well in advance of the actual migration. Current e-mail addresses will remain unchanged and users’ e-mail and folders will be automatically migrated to the new system. E-mail forwarding settings also should be automatically migrated.

Calendar information from the UGA Calendar Service, www.eits.uga.edu/calendar/, will be migrated in the fall.

Training classes will be held over the next few months for faculty, staff and students. More detailed information is ­available from EITS Help Desk Web site, eits.uga.edu/helpdesk.

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