Georgia Perimeter College has migrated its email and calendar system from Microsoft’s Live@edu to the company’s Office 365 Friday, June, 21st 2013.Several changes will be apparent after this change. After the upgrade, current personal Microsoft email users will have two accounts — their student GPC account, which is managed by Georgia Perimeter College; and their personal Microsoft consumer account, which is managed by Microsoft and provides access to Microsoft’s consumer services, such as SkyDrive.
Initially, user names and passwords will remain the same for both accounts. But, if users change their personal Microsoft account password, they will no longer be in sync with their GPC student email password.
The new personal Microsoft accounts will continue to allow users to access SkyDrive, Skype (Messenger) and other Microsoft consumer services. Users will need to verify their Microsoft consumer accounts after the upgrade themselves.
One of the key benefits of this upgrade is that it will increase students’ GPC mail storage from 10GB to 25GB.
Upgrading to Office 365: What Do I Need to Know?
- After the upgrade, you will have two accounts — your GPC student email account (joeuser@student gpc.edu, for example); and your Microsoft consumer account. After the upgrade, you will have to verify access to your Microsoft consumer account.
- Your GPC student email account and Microsoft consumer accounts are not synced. So, if you change your password on one account, it won't change your password with the other account.
- Your email and calendar services will function the same as they currently do. The big thing you'll have to do is verify access to your Microsoft consumer account after the upgrade is completed.
Some older software packages, such as Office 2003 or Internet Explorer 7, will not be supported by Office 365. Users are encouraged to ensure they have the appropriate software prior to the upgrade. View a list of all supporting web browsers, operating systems and software.