The Board of Regents has announced a partnership with Microsoft to offer Office 365, a suite of online services, to all Connecticut Community College students in Fall 2012. The Office 365 suite includes Exchange hosted e-mail service, SharePoint Online, Lync Online, and Office Web Apps. The new features will be available on October 1, 2012.
All Connecticut Community College students will receive an official email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) to which all college-based communications will be sent. The feature-rich email system includes: 25GB message storage capacity for each user; access to calendar entries and contacts, as well as e-mail from mobile devices; Full-service web interface for accessing e-mail as well as compatibility with the industry-standard desktop e-mail program Microsoft Outlook; the ability to search e-mail for details and save favorite searches for reuse. Students will also be able to share calendars with other Office 365 users and view multiple calendars side by side. It will also include built-in anti-spam message filtering.