Details for Faculty and Staff
Loyola’s email upgrade is almost complete. The move will bring a wealth of new features and improvements for faculty and staff, expanding the way you communicate within Loyola and with the outside world. As part of the upgrade, Loyola is moving away from its GroupWise email system to a Microsoft Exchange platform. Exchange is not an email system itself, but it will run the University’s new email and calendar program: Microsoft Outlook. Additional collaboration tools, such as instant messaging and web, voice, and video conferencing, will be offered through a program called Microsoft Lync.
What to Expect Before and After the Migration
In general, technical preparations for the email upgrade are happening behind the scenes. There are, however, a few things you can do -- such as learn about the new programs or sign up for a class -- to ensure your transition goes smoothly. Visit the How to Prepare page for more information.
If you’re using a machine with the standard Loyola image, you'll find the Outlook icon on your desktop when you arrive on May 20. Double-click to start the program, and you’ll go straight to your inbox. Your email login is synchronized with your desktop login, so you won’t need to type in your ID or password again.
If you’re using a non-standard workstation (without the Loyola image), you’ll be using the web-based Outlook application at outlook.luc.edu.
What Is and Isn't Moving as Part of the Migration
Just about everything in your current mailbox and calendar, as well as the last two years of archived messages, will be moved automatically to Outlook. But there are a few exceptions, as noted in the table below.
*Archived messages dated on or after March 31, 2011, will be migrated automatically. To learn more, see the More About Your Archive page.
For More Information
More detailed information, including a preview of features, the upgrade schedule, and links to documentation and training resources, is available through the menu at the right. Questions or comments can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.