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New Cloud Email Environment to Bring Big Advantages, Including 65X More Mailbox Storage

Jan. 15, 2014 -- From March 12-16, CNM’s Microsoft Outlook email system will be migrated to the Microsoft Exchange Online service, which is part of a new agreement with Microsoft that will initiate a variety of new benefits for CNM technology users.

Jul 17, 2015

When the transition is complete, CNM employees will receive a whopping 50 gigabytes of mailbox storage space, which is 65 times more storage than the current CNM mailbox size of 750 megabytes.

On your desktop computer at CNM, you won’t notice any changes in the way your Microsoft Outlook email environment looks after the transition. But all employee email accounts will be moved from servers at CNM to the Microsoft cloud environment. You will, however, see a different and much more robust email environment when you access your CNM email through an Internet connection off-campus or from a mobile device. The new Online Web App (OWA) will be supported across multiple platforms and it offers full functionality on all of the most popular web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.

Through a simple process that will be available April 10, employees who have stored email locally on their work computer will be able to move those stored emails to the cloud.

Another advantage of moving to Exchange Online is that all CNM email will be funneled through Microsoft’s strong SPAM and junk-mail filtering software, which should significantly reduce the amount of SPAM and junk mail that reaches your inbox.

More Benefits on the Way – Office 365, OneDrive

Beginning April 17, as part of CNM’s agreement with Microsoft, all CNM employees and students with a CNM email account will be able to obtain free licenses and downloads of Microsoft Office 365, which allows employees and students to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access on up to five PCs or Macs, as well as Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads.

Beginning April 24, all CNM employees with a CNM email account will be able to access 1 terabyte of storage on Microsoft’s “OneDrive for Business” system. OneDrive isn’t intended to replace the K: Drive, but it could be beneficial for those employees or departments that share files or documents with external organizations. OneDrive can be accessed from any Internet connection.

Students can use the plan until they graduate or are no longer enrolled at CNM. Employees can take advantage of the benefits until they are no longer employed at CNM.

Attention Managers of Current Public Email Folders

If you manage a CNM public email folder, there will be some changes to the folders that you need to be aware of. Please email itsservicedesk@cnm.edu to set up time to discuss the changes with an ITS representative.