Email moves to Office 365 Exchange Online for faculty, staff and graduate students

Monday, Apr 22, 2019

In collaboration with department managers, the Office of Information Technology has begun moving and upgrading faculty, staff and graduate student email and calendaring to Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online—Microsoft's cloud-based email and calendaring application.    

New features and improvements

The move to Office 365 Exchange Online offers a host of new and improved features, including:  

  • Larger mailboxes for everyone, with an increase in email quota to 50 GB  
  • Seamless integration between Office 365 Exchange Online and OneDrive  
  • New or improved functionality:  
    • Improved and intuitive searching that allows you to quickly find and place emails in your email inbox 
    • Focused Inbox, which uses machine learning to control the overflow of emails by analyzing incoming messages and placing the most important emails in the 'Focused' tab
    • Calendar management and customizations that allow personalized and categorized calendar views and invitations 
    • Inline video support  
    • Web link preview  
  • Improved Princeton webmail experience from any device  
  • Enhanced IT security to best protect your data

For more details about the features and improvements you can expect with Office 365 Exchange Online, see Microsoft's article,  "New Mail, Calendar, and People experiences coming to Outlook.com.

The project timeline

The project to upgrade faculty, staff, and graduate students to Office 365 Exchange Online is in progress, with the goal of moving all accounts to the new service by the end of June 2019.    

The migration is scheduled in phases, and by department. To learn when the mail for your department is scheduled to move to Office 365 Exchange Online, please check with your department manager, SCAD/DCS technical specialist, or review the current project schedule at www.princeton.edu/o365. You will also receive communications several days in advance of your scheduled migration date notifying you that your email is scheduled to move.     

Visit www.princeton.edu/O365 to learn more about the email migration project and access support resources that describe what to expect, how to prepare, and tips and tricks for using Office 365 Exchange Online.  You may also contact the Support and Operations Center (SOC) at 8-HELP or helpdesk@princeton.edu with questions.