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GCIT will be migrating all student email accounts from Google Apps to Office 365 on May 25, 2016.

Please backup all emails before May 25, 2016, as they will not be migrated to the new Office 365 account.

With Office 365, students login using the same email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and gain the benefits of a robust web environment and free access to Microsoft Office Applications.

 

What will happen

On May 25, 2016, at 9 a.m. GCIT will disable your Google Apps account and turn on your new Office 365 mailbox. At that time, all new email sent to your student email address will be delivered to Office 365.

NOTE: If you need access to your Google Apps account after May 25, 2016, please contact the GCIT department.

 

What you'll need to do

After May 25, 2016, sign in to your Office 365 account here and begin using it for all your email correspondence. Depending on how you currently use Google Apps, you might also need to complete the following tasks:

  • Recreate your personal contacts in Office 365
  • Recreate Gmail email filters using the "Rules" feature in Office 365
  • Create your email signature
  • Set up your mobile device and synchronize your data (if applicable)

Instructions for completing the above tasks can be found here or on the Microsoft Office support website, https://support.office.com/.

 

FAQ

Why the change?

Office 365 provides many collaborative features to students not currently available with Google Apps and free access to the suite of Microsoft Apps.

Will I still be able to access my Google Apps account after the switchover?

Access to your Google Apps account after May 25, 2016 will be granted by contacting the GCIT departmart.

Can I access my Office 365 account now?

You may already have an Office 365 account if you’ve downloaded Office 365 ProPlus. However, you will not receive an email mailbox in Office 365 until after May 25, 2016.

How much time is required to set up my account?

You'll be able to master the basics, like sending and receiving email very quickly. It may take more time to really learn to make the most of your new services, depending on how you currently use Google Apps. Services like OneDrive for Business, Office Online and OneNote Online take the place of Google Drive and Google Docs.

Will you help me set up and use my Office 365 account?

The GCIT helpdesk is always available to students to assist with further questions or issues.