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Microsoft Office 365 migration begins Tuesday

The migration to Microsoft Office 365 begins Tuesday, May 29, for faculty and staff in the College of Education.

The migration to Microsoft Office 365 begins Tuesday, May 29, for faculty and staff in the College of Education.

Logos of all the apps included in Office 365While the College's IT team in the Carrara Education Technology Center (CETC) expects the process of migrating to Office 365 to go smoothly, some issues may arise and there are some issues identified in migrations of other areas of the University that currently are being addressed.

The email and calendaring migration process will begin with the Dean's Office at approximately 4:30 p.m. May 29. Curriculum and Instruction will migrate on May 30; Education Policy Studies on May 31; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education on June 4; and Learning and Performance Systems and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy on June 5.

During the email migration, users will have access to new email by logging in to the Outlook web app at with their Penn State access account. Old emails will be migrated throughout the evening and begin showing up in the Outlook Web app. During this time users may still access old emails from the application they used previously, but no new emails will appear there. The CETC will configure everyone's software the following morning so users have access to all emails.

On the morning of May 30, Office 365 IT experts from University Park will be onsite to help with any issues encountered by the Dean's Office. The CETC team will be onsite in Chambers May 29 for assistance with any challenges and will provide support in person or via remote access. A similar setup will be in place for each department's migration.

During the migration period from May 29 through June 5, 403 Rackley has been scheduled every morning as a walk-in IT Clinic to help members of the College of Education community with laptop and mobile device configuration if needed.

A user checklist of activities is available to help users prepare for the migration. Those with mobile devices can check the mobile device configuration guide at and an O365 training page is at online.

By Annemarie Mountz (May 2018)