Outlook distribution lists will be unavailable as we migrate them to o365, for one day, January 8. This is a change from the original schedule of January 6.
Due to the Outlook issue the original schedule of January 6 could not be done. The new date was chosen one the Outlook issue was resolved, and before the spring classes begin.
Who is Impacted:
All individuals needing to use distribution lists (DL), on-campus or remote,may be affected.
What you need to do:
Use your email as you would normally. DL lists will be migrated one at a time, so if you find a DL list unavailable, it is due to the migration.
If you create an email that requires a distribution list that you expect but cannot find, you will need to wait till the distribution list is available again before sending out the email. The Outlook Web Application OWA, the web interface to o365, will receive the updates quicker than Outlook 2013 clients. We recommend using OWA for this time period.
If you send an email to a DL list that is not available it will bounce back to you. Simply wait a day and send the message out again.
The District distribution lists must be migrated to the cloud as part of our o365 migration. Unfortunately, as each one is migrated, it will be unavailable until it is transitioned to the cloud. At that point it will be available to OWA users. If you are using Outlook 2013 it may take 24 hours for your Outlook program to get the updates from the cloud.
Unfortunately, we cannot automate this process. Each DL list must be reviewed and migrated manually.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause an appreciate your understanding as we transition to new and better software platforms.