Strategic Initiatives

Office 365 at Harvard deployment update

March 17, 2016

More than 23,000 accounts have migrated as part of the Office 365 for Harvard project. The FAS and HMS migrations are moving right along with the target to complete the majority in late May.  HLS planning has begun and the team hopes those migrations will begin late FY16 into early FY17 We are also discussing O365 with HUHS as their potential platform. 

This program continues to represent a tremendous effort across IT colleagues at the schools and many of your areas (

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Successful launch for my.harvard

September 24, 2015

The Student Information System Program hit their first major milestones during August and September with the launch of the new my.harvard for students, faculty, advisors, and staff.

The system went live for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Divinity School this fall resulting in 11,215 electronic study cards signatures, 14,434 requests for instructor permission, and 58,528 enrollment translations (including adds and drops).

These numbers continue to rise

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HUIT's FY15 Accomplishments

July 20, 2015

Harvard University Information Technology had its most successful year ever in FY 2015. Hundreds of critical University priorities were met, and many unexpected but essential needs were responded to. Below is a selection of HUIT's accomplishments, organized by area.    

Architecture & Engineering

- Created Enterprise Architecture vision

- Completed Enterprise Architecture approach

- Determined Enterprise Architecture interoperability current

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HUIT migrates thousands of email accounts to the cloud

April 30, 2015

HUIT is making great progress in the migration of email accounts from the old Central Administration system, ICEmail, to Microsoft Office365.

More than 9,800 of the 11,000 ICEmail accounts have migrated to O365 Exchange Online since April 2014. This has involved a cross-functional team that included subject matter experts from IAM, Support Services, and Unified Communications to support weeks of consistently successful migrations.

The change in service has been very well received by the Harvard community with an eagerness by other schools to take part. As Harvard looks to

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