May 23, 2013
Beginning this summer, a new cloud-based service powered by Office 365 will begin to replace Webmail, UF’s primary student email client. In addition to email, the student cloud service will provide expanded storage capacity, access to UF’s global email address list, and integrated calendaring. Upcoming additional features for the student cloud service include SkyDrive cloud storage, videoconferencing and messaging, file-sharing and file-collaboration capabilities through SharePoint, and browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.
Your email address will remain the same, and the contents of your current Webmail mailbox will automatically migrate to your new cloud mailbox. The switch from Webmail to Office 365 is optional through fall 2013 and spring 2014. However, in summer 2014, students who haven’t opted in to cloud email will be automatically moved to Office 365, as the Webmail system will be retired.
For more information and updates on when to register to move to the student cloud service, visit the Student Cloud Services Website. For further questions or support, stop by the UF Computing Help Desk at the Hub, or call (352) 392-HELP  or visit them online.