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UNCSA - In The Cloud

Information Technologies is in the midst of an ongoing project to migrate our on-site based email to the new UNCSA Cloud based email. This migration project represents months of planning and will provide end users with numerous benefits as well as allow for a more seamless means of future integration and support of our communications infrastructure.
This webpage has been created as a central point for learning more about the new UNCSA Cloud as well as keep you up-to-date on the current status of the project.

For any questions or comments reagarding the new UNCSA Cloud
contact: Jared P. Johnson, johnsonj@uncsa.edu ex. 1454

Click here for reference material and walkthroughs for configuring your device.

If you are experiencing Undeliverable Email Notices (aka: Bounce Backs) Click Here

Preparation:

  • Pre-Launch:
    • IT begins the process of updating the current ActiveDirectory
    • IT installs and configures the new Exchange server that will point UNCSA mail to the new Cloud
  • Migration Begins:
    • As a department, Information Technologies is migrated to the new cloud as an initial beta test
    • IT creates documentation regarding the new Cloud setting's changes based on beta lessons learned
    • As an additional beta department, Human Resources is migrated to the new UNCSA Cloud
    • IT contacts departments to determine Public Folder usage
    • IT Help Desk scans and upgrades MS Office as necessary

Recent Activity:

  • Week of February 17:
    • IT's new UNCSA - In The Cloud webpage goes live, containing information regarding configuring and using the new Cloud settings.
    • IT begins posting and distributing campus information regarding the new UNCSA Cloud.
    • IT follows up with departments that have not reported back on Public Folder usage.
    • IT contacts department representatives to schedule department migrations.
    • OneCard, Campus Store, Purchasing, Finance, and Mail Center are successfully migrated to the UNCSA Cloud.
  • Week of February 24:
    • Public Folders are archived and items that have been approved by departments to be purged have been purged.
    • Welcome Center, Registrar's Office, Admissions, Institutional Research, Student Finance, Financial Aid, Campus Police, and Design & Production are successfully migrated to the UNCSA Cloud.
  • Week of March 3:
    • Facilities Management, Health Services, Residence Life, and Stevens Center are successfully migrated to the UNCSA Cloud.
  • Week of March 10:
    • Campus Performance Facilities, Semans Library, Advancement & Development, Office of the Chief Advancment Officer, Communications & Marketing, The Kenan Institute, and Counseling Services are successfully migrated to the UNCSA Cloud.
  • Week of March 17:
    • Division of Liberal Arts, School of Dance, School of Drama, School of Film, High School, Emeritus/Retirees, Auxiliary Services, Office of the Provost, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of the Chief Operations Officer, and the Office of the Chancellor are successfully migrated to the UNCSA Cloud.
  • Week of March 24:
    • All Public Folder Items are migrated to the UNCSA Cloud.
  • Week of March 31:
    • The on-site Exhcange server is shutdown and deactivated in preperation for final decommissioning.
  • Week of April 7:
    • Reconciled existing Public Folder items and related email addresses.
  • Week of April 14:
    • Updated OWA related external links and redirects.