DUE Desktop Support Corner: Migration to MS Exchange for Email and Calendaring

By Steven Burke, Director of Administrative Computing, DUE Desktop Support

Many staff have heard about the new email and calendaring service being offered by IS&T called Microsoft Exchange. DUE will be migrating to Exchange over the coming months, with the goal of completion by December 2009.

IS&T is planning for the retirement of TechTime in the near future and the MS Exchange environment will fill that need and others.

Benefits of Microsoft Exchange:

  • An integrated email and calendar experience within the desktop application (Outlook 2007 for PC users; Entourage 2008 for Mac users)
  • A robust web-based integrated email and calendar accessible via Outlook Web Access (OWA)
  • Built-in (schedulable) Out-of-Office assistant
  • Ability to recover deleted message (up to 14 days)
  • Increased integration and support for mobile devices (iPhone, Blackberry)

These built-in features will replace TechTime, Email Auto-Responder and MIT Webmail.

To date, DUE Administration, Student Financial Services, Registrar’s Office, OME, and Global Education/Career Development Center have been or are the process of being migrated to Exchange.

Your Department IT Liaison will contact you about the migration process for your office.