Beginning December 19, 2018, at 10:00 p.m., Minnesota State Mankato will transition from the current (local) Office 365 environment to the Office 365 implementation provided by the MinnState System Office. During the transition, email may be down for up to 72 hours.
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Beginning December 19, 2018, at 9:00 p.m., Minnesota State Mankato will transition from the current (local) Office 365 environment to the Office 365 implementation provided by the MinnState System Office. The result will increase your digital security, streamline all login processes, allow for D2L integration of Office 365, and align us more closely with all other campuses in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. IT Solutions will keep you informed through newsletters, social media and signage around campus. We are also available to take part in department meetings upon request.
Why Are We Participating in This Transition?
All MinnState colleges and universities are required to use this version of Office 365 for office productivity tool functions by the end of 2019. Minnesota State Mankato will be the largest university to implement the change, and we'll be following several Minnestoa State colleges and universities that have already converted. The new Office 365 implementation will allow us to work more seamlessly with other institutions in the MinnState system and will create a smoother transition for students who transfer to Minnesota State Mankato from other colleges.
How Will I Be Impacted?
This change will affect everyone at Minnesota State Mankato because it will change your login. Your awareness of action you will need to take throughout the semester will make this transition easier for you. IT Solutions will offer assistance with all issues during the winter break transition and throughout the spring semester. Please check this page for more updates as the changeover approaches.
Free Software for Students!
Office 365 is a collection of Microsoft applications and cloud-based services allowing users to access a catalog of software using any web browser on virtually any device as long as an Internet connection is available. There are no installations, no updates, and nothing required from the user other than logging into the service. The University email system (MavMAIL) is powered by Office 365 and students, staff, and faculty have access to OneDrive, a personal online storage system with 5TB of space when using Office 365. Students, faculty, and staff can download up to five copies of Microsoft Office 2016 ProPlus for Windows and Mac OS, as well as five copies of Office Mobile for iOS and Android.