Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Moving to the Cloud: Graduate and Professional Students Next to Go!

Student email is moving to the cloudThis fall, Queen's graduate and professional students' email and calendar service is

being upgraded to Microsoft Office 365. For more information on what to expect,including

timeline and impacts, please see Queen's Email for Graduate and Professional Students.

Why the change?

The Microsoft Office 365 email and calendaring service is part of a suite of cloud-based services that is already being used by Queen's undergraduate students. It is hosted off-site and is accessible via the internet using multiple devices, including tablets and smartphones. For more details about the features and benefits, please see the Microsoft Office 365 Service page

ITS is implementing a "cloud first" strategy to explore and take advantage of cloud services whenever appropriate to meet the university's needs while satisfying security, control, budget and other constraints. Queen's News Centre recently interviewed Bo Wandschneider, CIO and Associate Vice-Principal (Information Technology Services) about cloud services. For details, please read Increased cloud use on the horizon.

For background information about the decision to move to Office 365, please read A New Email and Calendaring Solution for Undergraduate Students. And this related story: Queen's Pioneers Cloud Services for Students.

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