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Important Facts for the Email Migration

Important Facts for the GroupWise to Office 365 Migration

  1. Cut-over weekend begins at 5pm on Friday, July 25.
  2. In the interest of getting everyone up and running in Office 365 quickly, the focus on cut-over weekend will be to transfer the most recent 60 days worth of mail.  Older mail will be migrated directly following that.
  3. Due to the volume of mail, the full migration will take a few weeks to complete.
  4. Contact the Help Desk if you need an alternate method to temporarily access older mail that is not immediately available in Office 365.
  5. If you need more than 3 years of mail migrated from GroupWise, contact the Help Desk now.
  6. You will have access to your account to send mail and receive new mail during cut-over weekend.  At 5pm on Friday, we will all cease using GroupWise.  Shortly after 5pm, you may log into Office 365/Outlook Web Access.
  7. Please do not do any more large-scale email clean up.  It will not be beneficial at this point.  You can continue with your normal day-to-day clean up activities.
  8. View the pre-migration instructions to prepare for the things that won't be automatically migrated.
  9. In Office 365, login with your IPFW email address as your username.