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MS Office 365 Email Cloud Environment General Inquiry and FAQs

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York College is actively in preparations to replace the current York-hosted Microsoft Exchange email system for all staff and faculty with Microsoft Office 365 cloud base Outlook environment. 

General Inquiry

Hosting Outlook email in the Microsoft Cloud provides valuable benefits, including the desired ability to integrate email with the other applications in the Microsoft 365 family (formally known as Microsoft Office 365 for Education), such as Teams, Teams calendar, OneDrive, and SharePoint. In addition, logging in will be streamlined by adding email and calendar to your CUNY Login, thereby allowing users to log in the same way as is currently done for Teams and OneDrive. Other benefits include multifactor authentication protection, additional spam, and malware protection, and improved resiliency through the Microsoft Cloud.  We will enhance our ability to communicate and collaborate seamlessly with our students, fellow employees, and educators. 

We expect to have the new system ready for Fall 2022 with all the different applications that Microsoft Office 365 offers. During the transition, there will be a window to continue to use the old email address for purposes of moving your inbox so you can start to use the new Office 365 cloud-based Outlook.