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Office 365: Comparing the web-based client to the desktop client

By Information Technology Services

As K-State transitions to Office 365, there have been questions about the differences in the web-based Outlook Web App versus the Outlook desktop client. The differences between the two are diminishing over time. If you do not share your calendar or email folders with anyone, the Outlook Web App will fit your needs. If you share email folders, share your calendar with others for them to manage, or manage others’ calendars, you should use the Outlook desktop client.  Continue reading “Office 365: Comparing the web-based client to the desktop client”

Office 365: Email will not migrate if file attachment is 25MB or larger

By Information Technology Services

In the upcoming migration from Zimbra to Office 365, email messages with attachments greater than 25MB will not migrate. Both the email content as well as the attachment will not be moved to Office 365.  Continue reading “Office 365: Email will not migrate if file attachment is 25MB or larger”

Office 365: Frequently asked questions

By Information Technology Services

Office 365 is K-State’s soon-to-be new collaboration service that integrates email, calendaring, notes, and task management (and discontinues Zimbra email/calendaring). This information and other frequently asked questions have been posted to K-State’s Knowledge Base at FAQs about Office 365.

  • What’s the mailbox size limit in Office 365?
  • What’s the size limit for email messages?
  • How do I know if I have too much email to migrate to Office 365?

More information about Office 365 is available on K-State’s Office 365 website.

Office 365: What will Office 365 email and calendar look like?

By Information Technology Services

So what will Office 365 look like? Check out the following for a glimpse of the Office 365 email system that will be implemented at K-State:

For more information, see K-State’s Office 365 website.

July IT happenings include email cleanup, Office 365 testing, Zoom videoconferencing

Email cleanup of Zimbra inboxes should be foremost on every K-Stater’s to-do list, with the impending transition from Zimbra to Office 365.  For tips and how-to, see: Office 365: Information for cleaning out your Zimbra mail.

Office 365 email testing and support is under way for K-State’s upcoming move away from Zimbra central email and calendaring.  Stay tuned this month for important notices that will affect all K-Staters.  Continue reading “July IT happenings include email cleanup, Office 365 testing, Zoom videoconferencing”

Office 365: Information for cleaning out your Zimbra mail

by Information Technology Services

The summer is a great time to clean out old email messages, delete unused email folders, etc.  On May 9, we suggested this in preparation for the email migration to Office 365 in a K-State Today article. A question at the time was “How much is too much email?” Office 365 has specific storage quotas for email, which includes your total mail — Inbox and folders.  Continue reading “Office 365: Information for cleaning out your Zimbra mail”

From CIO Ken Stafford: Microsoft 365 to replace current university email system

By Ken Stafford

Dear Colleagues and Students,

In July the university’s email system will switch over to Microsoft 365, a full-featured email client used by professionals around the world. Among the enhancements you are likely to see are improved reliability, enhanced security and spam and phishing protection, more robust calendar features, and compliance with federal data locations and security — a necessity for K-Staters working with federally funded grants.  Users who forward their email to open systems like Google, Yahoo and Hotmail will still be able to forward email to such systems.  Continue reading “From CIO Ken Stafford: Microsoft 365 to replace current university email system”

Options for resolving blocked email issues

By Rebecca Gould

K-State has had email blocked by Hotmail, MSN and Live365 off-and-on since September 2012, which is more than any other email service provider. Information technology services has experienced limited success following established procedures in having these blocks removed.  Continue reading “Options for resolving blocked email issues”

Report from Email Upgrade Committee is available online

from Rebecca Gould

The Email Upgrade Committee submitted its report to Ken Stafford, CIO, in late December. The report (PDF format) is available online for review by K-Staters. The committee decided to collect more in-depth information about calendar functionality from users. This information was used to determine if necessary and critical features were available in Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365. Committee members are in the process of comparing the functionality to both solutions and will meet with university administration soon to discuss their findings.

Email upgrade committee analyzing survey results and finalizing report

By Melissa Morris

The email upgrade committee is finalizing its report. The committee has received positive and negative feedback about the survey of email options sent to all Kansas State University faculty, staff and students. One of the purposes of the survey was to educate the campus about the available options. While the timing for the survey was not ideal, the committee’s report is due on Dec. 20. The committee members wanted feedback to be as inclusive as possible of the K-State community.   Continue reading “Email upgrade committee analyzing survey results and finalizing report”