December 5, 2018

Action needed by alumni, retirees, former UW students, staff and affiliates on UW Windows Live account before December 31, 2018

The following email was sent to former UW students, faculty, and staff, as well as non-emeriti retirees, alumni, and affiliates who have a UW Windows Live account (also known as UW Outlook Live, Live@edu, MyUW.net).

You are receiving this message because you have a UW Windows Live account (also known as UW Outlook Live, Live@edu, MyUW.net) and need to take action before the retirement of your UW Windows Live account on December 31, 2018.

COUNTDOWN TO UW WINDOWS LIVE RETIREMENT: 18 Business Days to the Deadline

As was announced in December 2017, UW Windows Live (also known as UW Outlook Live, Live@edu, MyUW.net.), will fully retire on December 31, 2018.

Former UW students, faculty, and staff, as well as non-Emeriti retirees, alumni, and affiliates who have a UW Windows Live account, are responsible for migrating email, calendar events, and contacts to a personal email service no later than December 31, 2018. As of that date, access to your UW Windows Live account will end and shortly after any content stored on it will be permanently deleted, including all email, calendar events, contacts, folders, files, etc.

IMPORTANT: Only the UW Windows Live account will be deactivated. Your UW NetID and UW email address are NOT being deleted or deactivated.

Steps you need to take

Please reference the instructions and links below to migrate your UW Windows Live account. The steps below are also listed on IT Connect:

  1. Verify your UW Windows Live account status
  2. Check for content in your UW Windows Live account
  3. Migrate content from your UW Windows Live account (if desired)
  4. Deactivate your UW Windows Live account (this will unsubscribe you from future notifications)

Preserving public records

When migrating email or files, take care to preserve UW records according to records management guidance and the General Records Retention Schedule or the UW Medicine Records Retention Schedule.

Additional information

Support

If you need help, please contact:

  • Your department/unit IT support, or
  • UW Information Technology Service Center (available 24×7)

Thank you for your assistance with this important initiative.

UW-IT Email Modernization Program Team