All accounts have been successfully migrated. Users may need to make some minor changes in order to start receiving their mail normally again:
When logging in to web-based email, you will need to log in twice. This is a temporary requirement until ITSS has finalized the migration.
The first time you log in, you will see the following error:
Click the link, and reenter your credentials on the new page.
If you are missing mail, please follow the instructions located on our Missing Mail page.
Make sure you are entering the correct credentials.
Last summer, Phase 1 of migrating to Office 365 was successfully completed with all Butte College student email accounts being migrated to Microsoft's Office 365.
Phase 2 of this project is the migration of faculty and staff email accounts to the new email service as well. The migration process has been tested extensively, and we are ready to commence with migration. Last summer, all Butte College student email accounts were migrated to Microsoft's Office 365, a hosted service that provides Exchange/Outlook email, calendaring, and other IT collaborative services in the cloud.
Beginning March 14th through March 23rd, Information Technology will migrate all local faculty, staff, management, and generic Exchange accounts to Exchange Online in the Office 365 cloud.
Benefits of moving to the new email system:
Spring break provides a good window to be able to migrate all accounts and be able to assist faculty and staff during what traditionally tends to be a calmer time of the semester for most. We are opting to migrate all mail accounts over a short period of time to minimize issues with calendar sharing, delegates, distribution list management, and authentication.
Many steps have been taken to prepare for a successful migration to the new email system. The IT teams have been preparing the infrastructure and testing the migration process for a few months.
No - not really. With Office 365 you can continue to use the same email client you use today. However, the new web client Outlook Web App does provide additional functionality that was not previously in the Butte OWA webmail system.
Almost everyone will be able to continue accessing their Butte email and calendar the same way they do right now. You can use any web browser or current Outlook clients. Office 365 works with Outlook 2010 and 2013 (Windows) and Outlook 2011 (Mac).
Limited functionality is possible with Outlook 2007 (Windows) and Entourage (Mac), but we recommend upgrading to a supported client.
IMAP clients such as Thunderbird, and Apple Mail/iCal can be used as well. However, some Office 365 functions, such as calendaring and the global address book, may not work.
Mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) supporting ActiveSync, such as Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows Phones, will work.
Yes, in most cases you will need to make some changes. Some people will need to make a few changes before their account is moved, and everyone will need to make a change or two after the move. The necessary changes depend on how you currently access your email and calendar. Please see the Pre-Migration site.
Once we have our local email migrated to Office 365, we will initiate Phase 3 of this project and begin to test and determine the feasibility of other Office 365 technologies for potential use on campus. We hope to make these services available to our users in the near future so long as we can offer these services in a secure and supportable manner.
Additionally, we plan to provide assistance to the campus in learning more about how the Office 365 tools can enhance the collaborative effort in our academic and administrative endeavors.