Published October 10, 2014
During the fall 2014 semester, the email system used by most UB faculty and staff (UBmail Powered by Exchange) will be upgraded from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013. Faculty and staff who check their email on the Web will see a new interface, and IT staff who manage departmental Windows machines will need to review group policy settings related to connectivity.
At some point during the fall semester your IT staff will notify
you that you are being moved to Exchange 2013. The move will be
done outside of business hours, and there will be only a brief
People who use the Windows Outlook email client to check their email will not experience any interruption in Public Folder availability.
People who use the Outlook Web Access (OWA) at (exchowa.buffalo.edu) or the Macintosh Outlook client may experience a brief period when their Public Folders are not visible, since the 2013 OWA will not be able to access the 2010 Public Folders. To minimize the downtime, these customers will be migrated last, in close coordination with their IT support staff. Once everybody is migrated, IT staff will restore Public Folders in the Outlook Web App and the Macintosh Outlook client.
After your upgrade, you will notice some improvements in the Outlook Web App (exchowa.buffalo.edu):
During the fall 2014 semester, Central Production Exchange will be upgraded from 2010 to 2013. The upgrade will be a three-stage process:
Other important points for IT staff to know: