As many of you will be aware, just over two years ago the University of Bath moved its Email and calendars to Microsoft Outlook. Since then work has been continuing behind the scenes to decommission the old services and move partner organisations.
We are pleased to report that this work is nearing completion with the last of the legacy systems due to be decommissioned at the end of July 2017.
In 2017 to 2018 Computing Services hopes to move the Microsoft Outlook system forwards by upgrading to the latest release, Outlook 2016. This will enable new collaboration and document sharing features to be introduced as well as a range of other improvements and enhancements.
As a reminder the legacy Email systems included:
From the 29 February 2016, Computing Services' Communications & Collaboration Team will begin a programme of works to improve the University’s Email Service. The work will involve changing the email relaying and filtering system and aims to improve IT Security and reduce the amount of unsolicited (Junk) email received by service users.
What this means for you
The changes will be implemented over a period of two weeks from 29 February to 11 March. Once the work is completed you will have greater control over your email filtering by using the Blocked and Safe Senders lists within Outlook and Outlook Web App. In addition, there will be new processes to allow you to report Junk emails that slip through as well as those message that might accidentally get categorised as Junk.
We wanted to let you know about these upcoming improvements and we’ll be in touch again to let you know once the work is completed and to let you know how you can make use of the new features. Until then please remember to check your Junk Email folder.