Welcome to the Office 365 Employee Email Investigation website
This site will be used to aggregate and share information on the investigation of migrating University of Waterloo employee email (including graduate students) from the current on-premises environment to the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 solution.
You are encouraged to check back often for updates, explore resources related to this initiative, and most importantly, provide input on this potential change. Note, campus consultations will be scheduled, and details shared once confirmed.
- June 17, 2019
A message from Bruce Campbell, chief information officer (CIO)
Email services for University employees are currently hosted on an on-premises Microsoft Exchange environment, while email services for undergraduate students are hosted on the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 environment.
- Nov. 19, 2019
About the initiative
The purpose of the Office 365 employee email initiative is to investigate the feasibility of moving staff, faculty, graduate and post-doctoral student email to the Office 365 (O365) cloud environment; and if it proves feasible, after consultation and feedback from the University of Waterloo community, to develop a recommendation for approval to proceed and an implementation plan.
About the consultations