UMConnect student email
UMConnect is official email for all University of Montana students and is hosted by Microsoft. Students activate their UMConnect accounts at www.umt.edu/umconnect using their NetID and password.
During the next few weeks, Microsoft will be transitioning UM student email from Live@edu to Office 365. During the first phase Microsoft made the following changes:
- Microsoft has removed UM branding
- Mailbox size increases from 10G to 25G
- Attachment size increases from 20G to 25G
- SkyDrive is now accessed at: skydrive.live.com
Please see below for answers to the most common questions regarding this migration.
What is Office 365?
Office 365 is a product and services bundle from Microsoft that includes Microsofts online services as well as domain administration tools. This platform enables additional account storage space and increased vendor support from Microsoft.
Who will be affected?
All UM student accounts will be transitioned to the Office 365 platform.
When is the transition happening?
The first phase of the transition to Office 365 was completed on August 22.
Why is UM transitioning to Office 365?
Microsoft is ending their Live@edu service in September 2013. All Live@edu accounts are being transitioned to Office 365.
What are the benefits of migrating to Office 365?
Mailbox capacity increases from 10G to 25G. Attachment size increases from 20G to 25G.
Will I still access my email the same way?
Following the transition, students will continue to log in through UM servers using their NetID and password.
Do I need to do anything to be ready for Office 365?
Minimum requirements are Internet Explorer 8 and if Outlook is used to access the account, Office 2007 or 2011 or greater is needed.
How should I connect my UMConnect account to my device?
We recommend that students set up their UMConnect email accounts on devices using an Exchange connection.
What will happen to my existing Live@edu SkyDrive files?
Live@edu SkyDrive services will remain available at http://skydrive.live.com and will be accessible with the same credentials, however, SkyDrive files will not be moved to the new Office 365 accounts. Students will need to make their own arrangements to download, email or otherwise backup their existing SkyDrive documents.
How long will my Live@edu SkyDrive files be accessible?
Following the the transition, Microsoft will be the sole administer for all Live@edu and SkyDrive accounts. As a result, UM will not be able to guarantee the longevity of storage or help with utilities such as password management.
Who do I contact about the migration from Live@edu to Office 365?
Please contact the IT Central Help Desk: 406.243.HELP (4357), or email@example.com.