Stanford School of Engineering will migrate all Exchange user mailboxes from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 this coming weekend (Friday 1-23-2015 after 5PM through Sunday 1-25-2015). This migration is required to prepare for the campus wide adoption of Microsoft email and calendaring slated for mid-2015 (https://uit.stanford.edu/newsletter/new-email-and-calendar-service-coming-summer).
Please note, the migration of your mailbox to Exchange 2013 is a server side operation and will NOT involve any downtime other than the need to restart Outlook. You won't need to upgrade your email application, nor change any settings, and all your email and calendar information will be migrated over in full. After your mailbox is migrated you may see an on screen prompt to restart your Outlook mail client. Your mobile phone should not require any changes, but please try restarting the device if you experience any problems.
If you observe any issues after the migration please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 650-498-2222.
While the new Exchange 2013 server infrastructure is faster and more resilient, you should notice very few other changes. One notable difference is that OWA - Outlook Web Access (https://owamail.stanford.edu) is now blue and has an upgraded look and feel:
Exchange mailbox quotas will be adjusted to match the campus Zimbra email service:
- Staff: 5 GB
- Faculty: 20 GB
- Sponsored: 3 GB
Any SoE user that is over 5GB will be grandfathered into the new server at their existing quota.
Please feel free to contact us at <email@example.com> if you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming migration to Exchange 2013.
Screenshots source: http://blogs.office.com/2014/09/03/propose-new-time-new-feature-outlook-web-app-office-365