As part of our Office 365 Transformation Roadmap, we are implementing email improvements throughout the current academic year. Two upcoming enhancements are a new and improved landing page for logging in to email and new URL rewrite security to protect you to from malicious links in emails.
Microsoft is making changes over the next several months that will affect users that access Outlook on the Web (OWA). Here's a summary:
Now that Microsoft has corrected email list functionality, we are turning our attention to relicensing and rebuilding all faculty, staff, students, and alumni email accounts in Office 365.
Why Relicense and Rebuild?
We must rebuild our accounts to accommodate changes Microsoft is making that will allow us to manage licenses with automated processes. You may see this change referred to online as a change in Microsoft’s SKUs (stock keeping unit), as SKUs enable a Microsoft to track their products, which in this case are individual email accounts.
During a recent upgrade of Office 365, student Buckeyemail accounts included in email distribution groups were inadvertently removed. Any emails sent to distribution groups will not be delivered to those missing group members. Emails sent directly to students will be delivered.
Additionally, group owners are currently unable to manage distribution groups in Office 365. Attempting to add or remove individuals from groups results in an error.
Ohio State is in the process of migrating our email accounts from local servers to Exchange Online from Microsoft. Exchange Online will increase email storage, simplify integration with other MS Office services and improve stewardship of our resources by leveraging the high-quality cloud services that are now available.
We wanted to alert faculty and staff to a problem that some university users are having sending email to users with @osumc.edu email addresses. The issue resulted from a configuration change that was necessary to support the long-term roadmap of the email system, but caused some medical center email addresses that were saved (“cached”) in Outlook to become inoperative.
You may have heard that Enterprise Security will soon put security in place that will block employees from forwarding their osu.edu email accounts to other accounts outside of the university (this change does NOT affect students, emeriti and non-employee alumni with Lifetime Email Forwarding Service).
You may have heard that Enterprise Security will soon put security in place that will block employees from forwarding their osu.edu email accounts to other accounts outside of the university (this change does NOT affect students, alumni and those with Lifetime Email Forwarding Service).
In early November OCIO introduced an automated process that will make it much faster to set up student employee (S) and organizational email accounts.
Email is a popular way to communicate, but it is never a secure way to send Social Security, credit card or BuckID numbers. Enterprise Security’s Data Loss Prevention email service helps secure information entrusted to the university.