Contact: IT Assistance Center, 512.245.4822
January 17, 2017 – We are pleased to announce that Texas State University email accounts have been transitioned to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud.
Information Technology Division staff finished moving student accounts Friday, January 6. Faculty and staff email accounts were moved in late December. Thanks to the hard work of IT Division technicians, we were able to move about 75,000 email accounts, completing the work ahead of schedule. IT Division staff are still making various improvements to Office 365 configurations to improve performance, but users should not be experiencing significant issues with email using Outlook, BobcatMail, or their mobile devices.
The move allows faculty, staff, and students to access email through Outlook on their desktop, the Outlook app on a mobile device, and via the Office 365 cloud, which can be accessed from anywhere online. For easy web access, click on the BobcatMail link at the top of the Texas State website.
Moving to Office 365 allows for significantly larger mailboxes – now 50 GB. It also allows the university community to take advantage of the full range of Microsoft’s innovative Office 365 suite of applications – which offers portability, easy sharing, and a myriad of organizational and productivity options to help you succeed at Texas State. We will be offering tips and tricks for using Office 365 soon, with a series of videos that will continue to be released throughout spring semester. Find out more about Office 365.
Office 365 is offered free of charge to all faculty, staff, and students.
Please contact the IT Assistance Center (ITAC) with questions. ITAC staff are ready and waiting to help if you encounter any struggles with the new system. You may need to update your mobile device mail app settings, for example. Find detailed instructions online.