Microsoft is making changes over the next several months that will affect users that access Outlook on the Web (OWA). Here's a summary:
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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.
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.
In early November OCIO introduced an automated process that will make it much faster to set up student employee (S) and organizational email accounts.
The University Webmail Services landing page will have a whole new look beginning on September 3.
Changes include a new layout to resize for mobile screens, as well as branding/logo updates to align with University Communications' new design guidelines. Nothing will change about how the page functions.
The University Email Service is migrating its email spam and malware protection service to a new Microsoft service, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP). It is replacing Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE). This is a required migration from Microsoft as FOPE is being retired.
To protect users from malicious email messages, the Office of the CIO is implementing an attachment filter service for messages sent to and from the University Email Service.