Chattanooga State IT services will begin upgrading student TigerMail accounts on Wednesday, September 4 with the plan to have all accounts converted to Office 365 by Thursday, September 5. There may be possible interruption to TigerMail access by students between one minute and one hour.
Read more from the IT campus email announcement:
When: We have to have all student email accounts converted to Office 365 by Thursday Sep 5, 2013. Microsoft is planning to start our replacement process on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013.
Impacts to students: During the upgrade, students may experience a point in time, between one minute and one hour, where they will be unable to access their Tiger Mail. Afterward this point in time, students will be able to click on the blue paw and read their email as before.
What students will gain: Office 365 for education includes email, instant messaging, group video and voice chat, and online document viewing and editing. With Office 365, students can access the same Office 365 tools that businesses around the world use every day.
The upgrade will provide students personal file storage through https://skydrive.live.com. This is a personal account that will initially use the same username and password as their Office 365 account.