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Concordia’s faculty and staff are migrating to Office 365, joining its student population and over 25 other Canadian universities. Concordia students have been using Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud since 2009-2010. The time has come to provide faculty and staff with the same cloud services. This creates an exciting opportunity for the University, with new collaboration tools that will make sharing and editing files easier than ever.

What’s new with Office 365

With the new email mailbox, you get:

  • Increased email storage – up to 100 GB per mailbox: 33 times larger than most Concordia staff mailboxes;
  • Additional 100 GB per archive mailbox;
  • Immediate access to bug fixes if you are using OWA;
  • Enchanced security*.


* For more information please visit the cybersecurity webpage.


About the Office 365 Project

The first goal of the project is to move Concordia’s faculty and staff mailboxes and email archives to the Microsoft cloud (servers in Canada). Concordia members will benefit from improved user experience and the great online tools offered by MS Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive. For example, you can use MS Teams for work with students and/or with your Faculty and staff colleagues. This includes document sharing and editing, calendar sharing, chat tools, and conferencing tools.

Phase 1 (Already started since last February 2020)

Migrating on-premise Exchange mailboxes to Exchange in the cloud for Faculty and Staff

Phase 2 (Already started since last May 2020)

Collaboration tools - Provide online training, documentation and workshops to faculty and staff on how to effectively use Office 365 collaboration tools. Instructions for faculty and staff about these tools can be found on the Learn-Teach-Work from home web page. In addition, Concordia is in the process of hiring a Service Adoption specialist that will work with each faculty and department in order to achieve the goal of working effectively with Office 365 collaboration tools.

Need help? We are here to support you

For any questions related to Office 365 in the cloud, request support or call the Service Desk at extension 7613.

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