myFSU Student & Alumni Email Upgrades to Office 365

This Thursday, FSU will upgrade all myFSU student and alumni email accounts to the new cloud-based service, Microsoft Office 365. The upgrade is scheduled to occur between Thursday, August 8 and Monday, August 12. When it’s all said and done, Office 365 will replace the existing Live@edu accounts of approximately 120,000 FSU students and alumni.

The new Office 365 email service empowers students by delivering the tools they need to complete coursework and collaborate over the Web. Twenty five gigabytes of storage more than triple the size of current myFSU mailboxes, and integrated calendars allow students to share their schedules with other students and faculty. Additionally, Office 365 offers anywhere access from mobile devices and Outlook capabilities for Mac users. The new service will also provide students with two separate accounts, one to manage their myFSU email, and a second, personal Microsoft account to manage SkyDrive, Skype and Office Web Apps. All of these tools work together to improve campus communication and collaboration opportunities.

The upgrade to Office 365 comes two years after the university’s migration to Microsoft Live@edu, FSU’s first cloud-based student email solution. Microsoft is requiring all higher education institutions running a Microsoft-based email solution to upgrade to Office 365 by September 2013. As a result, the upgrade delivers FSU students and alumni continued access to a powerful, cloud-based student email solution.

Questions?

Find more information and FAQs about the myFSU student and alumni email upgrade on the Office 365 webpage at /office365.