Rutgers Connect FAQ

    Will it be necessary to reconfigure peoples mobile devices and desktop systems for those using Rutgers Connect?

    Yes.  Their mobile devices and desktops need to point to the new email and calendar service.  The reconfiguration may be performed by the departmental/unit IT support staff or possibly by the end user themselves.  Information on reconfiguration will be made available on the Rutgers Connect web site (https://oit.rutgers.edu/connect).

    What are the benefits of Office 365?

    Office 365 is a cloud-based email and calendaring system that will provide better collaboration within and between departments, improved email and calendaring services, excellent spam and virus filtering, a resilient system with 99.95% uptime, and a service that provides many other useful collaboration, education and business tools.  For more information, see https://products.office.com/en-ie/academic/office-365-education-plan

    How private is the information I keep on Rutgers Connect? Who (beyond the sender and intended recipient) has access to emails and other documents stored by the enterprise version of Office 365, and under what circumstances?

    Will Rutgers Connect have a delegated administration interface for managing accounts within a domain (similar to what Zimbra provides, for example)? What exactly will be delegated?

    There will be some level of administrative delegation available.  OIT hopes to make as much administrative duties delegated to the departmental/unit IT staff as possible (in a secure manner).  The exact nature (what can be delegated) is under investigation by OIT and our migration/consulting partner, Comparex.  Departmental IT responsibilities will not necessarily “go away”, but should be simpler in many areas (including eDiscovery, which will be centralized and handled by OIT).  Delegated administration will be performed via a web-based administration console.

    Will there be consulting services to help departments prepare for migrations?

    Yes. Approximately 1 month prior to a department's migration, a kickoff meeting will be held with the department's IT staff, OIT, and the migration consultants, to help in discovery of departmental needs. Our migration consultants will provide additional consultations on how best to migrate specific circumstances, as required.

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