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Microsoft Office, File Storage and Account Login Changes Coming

January 10, 2020

Changes will be made across several of the tools faculty, staff and students use at the university. These changes will bring the university’s storage and collaboration tools to current versions and solutions. Implementation of these tools supports the University's goals of improving collaboration and innovation and allows any user to create and share documents almost anywhere on any internet-connected device. These tools utilize services to which U of I is already subscribed, providing vastly increased storage at no additional cost for the university community.

Beginning in January and scheduled to be substantially completed before the end of the spring semester, the changes are as follows and with the indicated target dates for completion:

Event Targeted Time Period* Group(s) Affected
Jan. 8 through March 8 All users of affected apps as scheduled during period (list of apps)
Microsoft Office Upgrade to 365 ProPlus Starting Jan. 27 Current devices with Microsoft Office**
U: drive Migration to Microsoft OneDrive Feb. 3 through March 13 Faculty and Staff
Second Final Change to Login Screens March 9 All users
U: drive Migration to Microsoft OneDrive March 14-22 Students, Classrooms and Labs
S: drive Migration to Microsoft SharePoint March 23 through April 19 All except “Courses” and “Webpages”
S: drive Migration to Microsoft SharePoint Fall 2020 “Courses” and “Webpages”

* Targeted Time Periods above are subject to change.

**Exception process available for critical academic need, use link for How to request an exception.

For more information about the benefits of these changes or to initiate an early upgrade for Microsoft Office, visit the following webpages:

Contact your Local Support staff with questions.

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