Soon the Identity and Access Management (IdM) Program will implement the foundation of a new IdM system. There are other key changes and best practices related to implementation of the new IdM system and my.osu.edu with which the Office of the CIO would like you to be familiar.
A “facelift” is in the works for webmail.osu.edu, the landing page for web access to university-provided e-mail systems for faculty, staff and students. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and University Communications are working jointly on the page updates and will implement them in two phases.
The university recently adopted standard password practices that include a requirement to reset your password every 90 days as well as other minimum requirements for password strength. A new site, my.osu.edu, will go live in August 2011 to aid the transition to the new standard. The change will be felt across our university community, which is why a detailed transition schedule is planned to support colleges and organizational units.
The new University E-mail Service delivers integrated e-mail and calendaring services that simplify communications and unify faculty and staff across all organizational units and campuses. The service is being rolled-out to the university in three phases, and College of Social Work Dean Tom Gregoire said the new service was well worth waiting for.
Microsoft recently released its newest version of their Office suite for the Macintosh, Office:mac 2011. Office 2011 includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Communicator, Messenger, and Remote Desktop. This new version comes with Outlook 2011 and is compatible with the new University E-mail Service Microsoft Exchange server.
Office 2011 requires a Mac computer with an Intel processor and Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.
The project to deliver a university-wide, integrated e-mail and calendaring service for faculty and staff received approval and funding in December 2009. Since that time, the offices of Student Life and the Chief Information Officer have collaborated to develop the new University E-mail Service, which is now ready for a phased distribution to the campus community.