Webster began upgrading its email and password systems to a Microsoft server, Office 365, late last year and is now finalizing the transition.
According to Patrick Giblin, Director of Public Relations, the new platform is to provide the worldwide community a better stability, quicker response and delivery times with more amenities.
“O365” will offer an enhanced password and security services and will enable students, faculty and staff to have access to a set of cloud-based applications consisting of email, calendaring, storage and collaboration software, etc.
According to Webster’s news release in September 2016, users will need to create a new and longer password for the system.
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Ken Freeman said the Office 365 global rollout is another step in Information Technology’s global strategy to implement the latest tools and create a seamless, student-centered experience in accordance with Webster’s strategic plan.
“This will provide students greater tools, but just as importantly, it will also provide our faculty and staff greater tools with which to help our students,” Freeman said.