- There is widespread desire from users for increased mailbox quotas and it would not be cost effective to increase the existing Nexus mailbox capacity.
- The hardware that supports email/calendaring becomes unsupported in September 2018. It would not be cost beneficial to continue hosting the email service on-premise (i.e. within University buildings)
- The University can benefit from the advantageous JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) negotiated amendments to the Microsoft Office 365 agreement, under which many other research-intensive Universities have already made this change. (In consultation with the University's Legal Services Office we are signed up to the Microsoft Office 365 JISC (the Joint Information Systems Committee) Agreement, which covers areas related to standard liability and jurisdiction)
What will happen when Nexus email and calendaring moves to the cloud?
Listed below are questions that have been raised by both end users and IT Support Staff about how the introduction of the Office 365 cloud-based service for email and calendaring and the introduction of OneDrive for Business will impact them. These will be updated during the course of the project.