Updated: June 15, 2017
Office 365 Migration: What You Need to Know
The migration to Office 365 is happening this summer and we need YOUR help!
Your email will be migrated automatically from Google (current system) to Office 365 on the weekend of June 17/18. When you log in after the migration, you will be automatically redirected to your new Office 365 email account. Your email address will change from @mail.uoguelph.ca to @uoguelph.ca. All email coming to your current @mail.uoguelph.ca will be automatically forwarded to your new account.
What you need to do AFTER the migration:
Your email will be migrated for you. However, if you regularly use your Gryph mail calendar, contacts, and Google Drive files, you will be responsible for migrating those to Office 365. If you use the Notes App on your iOS device (iPhone/Mac), this may be linked to your Gryph Mail (Google) account and you will lose access to your Notes. Follow the instructions below to sync your notes to iCloud or to your new Office 365 account. You will also need to download the Outlook Mobile App to ensure you receive your email on your phone. Please visit the links below to find simple, step-by-step instructions on how to perform these post-migration tasks. The timing is up to you, but consider migrating these items before your return this fall – less stress during those busy first weeks.
- Migrating your Calendar from Gmail to Office 365
- Migrating your Contacts from Gmail to Office 365
- Migrating your files from Google Drive to One Drive
- Downloading the Outlook Mobile App onto your mobile device
- Migrating your iOS Notes app to Office 365
Please note that you will have read-only access to your current Gryph Mail (Google) account for a period of time - likely until summer 2018. This means that you will no longer receive new emails in your old Gryph Mail (Google) account. You will be able to continue using your Google Drive files as long as you have access to your old account (again, likely until summer 2018). However, it is strongly recommended that you move any necessary files to OneDrive, as this is your official U of G account and will be the only CCS-supported option.
Be sure to check your Gryph Mail over the summer for any information related to the migration.
-The Office 365 Team