Migrating to Exchange Online
What to expect following your mailbox migration to Exchange Online.
About the Migration
Migrations from the college-hosted Exchange 2010 to Exchange Online are happening in staged groups. You will be notified of the migration process via email prior to your migration.
How will this affect me?
- There will be no disruption in service during the migration process.
- Once your account has been migrated, you can view your mailbox via the updated web application by logging in to portal.office.com with your Evergreen email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password.
- Your data will continue to be secure. For data security and privacy questions see: Microsoft's Trust Center.
Connecting a mail client to Exchange Online
- Post-migration, any desktop or mobile device mail clients (Outlook, Mac Mail, etc.) may need to be reconnected.
- Disconnect your old account from the mail client and re-connect using the Exchange account connector.
- Many mail clients will automatically reconnect but may require your confirmation to approve the new auto-discovery server to get new settings for your account. Please allow your client to connect.
What may stop working post-migration
- Faculty/Staff who were forwarding their mailbox off-campus will no longer be able to per college policy.
- If you manage reservations for a resource mailbox (often a meeting room) that is still hosted via Exchange 2010, you will no longer be able to approve reservations until that resource mailbox has been migrated.
- If you shared calendars in the previous iteration, you may need to reconnect.
- If you manage any DLs, until they are also migrated you may not be able to update membership.
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