Monthly Archives: June 2012

HSPH Outlook migration coming to a close

Dear HSPH Faculty and Staff,

The Department of Information Technology is pleased to report that the Outlook Email Migration Project is coming to a close as scheduled at the end of June.  We have successfully migrated nearly 1700 accounts and moved more than 18 million items from Groupwise to Outlook.  We would like to thank the community for its support in making this partnership a success.  We particularly would like to thank department and program administrators for working with us on scheduling and other logistics.

Not migrated?
If you are still using Groupwise, and are not on the migration schedule below, please contact the Helpdesk at 432-HELP or, to have your migration scheduled.  Likewise, if you have a departmental or conference room account that hasn’t been migrated, please contact us.

In early-July, we will individually contact any remaining Groupwise users and begin disabling accounts.   In the fall, we will be turning off the Groupwise server altogether.


  • Please look for Outlook training sessions this fall as part of the HSPH computer training series.
  • We have a number of Quick Start cards remaining at the Helpdesk.  If you would like a copy, please visit us.
  • Finally, we have online on-demand training called available in Instructional Computing in Kresge LL19.  There are a number of training titles available on Outlook for both the Mac and PC platforms.

What’s next?
This summer, we will begin rolling out Microsoft Lync, Microsoft’s Unified Communications Software, which features chat, video chat, desktop sharing, and more.

Remaining migration schedule

Week of June 18th

  • Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center
  • Admissions Office, Registrar’s Office, Career Services Office, and Student Financial Aid Office

Week of June 25th

  • Center for Population and Development Studies

Have a great summer.

Thank you,
Deane Eastwood for the Email Migration Team

Summer Security Tips

As HSPH faculty and staff begin heading out for the summer, we want to remind everyone of some important information security policies.

  • Harvard policy requires that all Harvard-owned laptops must be encrypted. If your laptop is not encrypted, please call our Helpdesk (432-help) to arrange for laptop encryption.
  • If you are traveling outside of the U.S. with an encrypted laptop or device, please consult the following link for some important information:
  • High Risk Confidential Information should not be stored on any mobile device (laptop, netbook, smart phone, USB key, etc.)
  • This fall the Information Technology Department will resume hosting information security briefings to update the HSPH community on new policies and changes regarding data security.

Thank you,
HSPH Department of Information Technology