April 19th, 2016
From Monday 18 April, UK staff and postgraduate researchers with a University-issued PC or laptop (Windows machines) will be able to upgrade to Outlook 2013.
This upgrade is the first step before Information Services begin the process of moving all staff and postgraduate researchers to Office 365 for calendaring and email.
Upgrade to Outlook 2013 manually – instructions
To manually upgrade to Outlook 2013 you will need to run the installation from the Software Center. You can run this by clicking on Start>All Programs>Microsoft System Center>Configuration Manager. You should see ‘Outlook 2013 SP1 (Required)’. Tick the box next to this and click ‘install’:
Hints and tips following the upgrade
Benefits of upgrading to Outlook 2013
While the end benefit for upgrading to Outlook 2013 is to enable the move to Office 365 for calendaring and email, there are also some immediate improvements:
Next steps, help and support
For users who choose not to manually upgrade, Information Services will be scheduling formal automated rollouts on a departmental basis, starting from 25 April.
For more information and regular updates, visit the IT Network blog.
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