Feb. 20, 2020
Office365 FAQs - Will there be any downtime for users during O365 transition?
All applications will remain available to the user throughout the migration, however some of your data may be unavailable for a short time as we move it to the cloud.
Office365 FAQs - What do I need to do to prepare for the O365 migration?
Data Migration: Make sure all your PST files are in your “My Documents” folder.
Office365 FAQs - What if I have another O365 account (personal or .edu)?
Existing O365 accounts will not affect your Coast Guard O365 account.
Office365 FAQs - With all CG workstations being updated to Office 365, will the desktop version be housed on the workstation, or be cloud based?
A desktop version, also known as a thick client, will be installed on workstations requiring it.
Office365 FAQs - Will I have access to my account when I deploy (including overseas deployments)?
Yes, you may access to your account through the VDI at any CG workstation where you can access your email today.
Office365 FAQs - How does O365 change Mobility?
Mobility is a requirement of DEOS, the DOD initiative the USCG is aligning to. Other factors in DEOS have been prioritized ahead of mobility, however access from tablets and mobile devices is available on the O365 commercial cloud and is still being pursued on the .MIL cloud. We anticipate this becoming relevant in a couple years following the transition.
Office365 FAQs - Can I access my Coast Guard email account from home?
Assessment of Outlook Web Access is still in progress; updates will be posted as they become available.
Office365 FAQs - Does O365 impact Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?
Assessment of VDI is still in progress, additional details will be posted when they become available.
Office365 FAQs - Can remote units with low bandwidth connect to O365?
Yes. Extensive testing has taken place to evaluate whether each site meets the required specifications. In a parallel project, NET Product Line is upgrading all Recruiting Stations and remote units to a 10 Gbps connection to improve the bandwidth to acceptable limits.
Office365 FAQs - How will aircraft connect to O365?
To be determined. Aircraft don’t have servers on board. Access from the client applications is likely.