About the Office 365 employee email migration

Between April and November 2019, the project team and technical experts within Information Systems & Technology (IST) completed an in-depth analysis of this potential migration, which included a successful Information Risk Assessment. Coupled with feedback received from consultations held with other Canadian Universities and Waterloo faculty, staff, computing and other committees, it is the recommendation of this project team that the University move forward with a staged migration of the majority of on-premises employee email to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud environment. It is also recommended that the University retain a small on-premises Exchange service, configured as an Exchange/365 hybrid deployment, to support a relatively small number of users with special requirements.

See the full project recommendation.