A version of this message was sent to UW employees who have granted access to UW Office 365 using the Provisioning Request Tool on March 17, 2022.
What is happening?
Effective September 6, 2022, UW NetIDs provisioned for UW Office 365 using the Provisioning Request Tool (PRT) will receive the UW Microsoft Standard service level. As the person who has granted access to UW Office 365 for UW NetID accounts listed at the bottom of this email, you must act before September 6, 2022, if the person/UW NetID using the service needs more functionality than the Standard service level. If so, you will be able to request an upgrade to the Advanced service level.
We are alerting you to these changes now in case they impact your budget planning.
What do I need to do?
- Review the list of UW NetIDs that you have provisioned for UW Office 365 at the end of this message. As of today, these are the UW NetIDs that will receive the Standard service level.
- Determine which UW NetIDs, if any, you would like to upgrade to the UW Microsoft Advanced service level.
Why do I need to do this?
Currently, the vast majority of UW NetIDs using UW Office 365 have the same service level – the UW Microsoft Transitional service level. Beginning in September 2022, the UW will provide three different service levels for UW Office 365. Populations will generally be assigned to Student or Advanced service levels, with some populations moving to the Standard service level.
What are the different UW Microsoft service levels?
|UW Microsoft Advanced service level||UW Faculty and Staff|
|UW Microsoft Student service level||UW Students|
|UW Microsoft Standard service level||Individuals who have been granted access to UW Office 365 via the Provision Request Tool|
Learn more about:
- Changes coming to Microsoft service levels
- Service level comparisons
- Populations that will receive the UW Microsoft Standard service level, and the features available in the Standard service level
When can I purchase an upgrade?
If you would like to increase the service level for one or more UW NetIDs, you will be able to purchase the UW Microsoft Advanced service level starting July 1, 2022.
The Advanced service level will cost $110/year per UW NetID to implement and will require a UW budget number to purchase.
We will send additional emails when we have more information to share with you about the purchase process. We are notifying you now so you can begin planning and reviewing the potential impacts of these changes to your department budgets.
Please note that the list of UW NetIDs is current as of today. We will send an updated list of affected UW NetIDs closer to July, when you can purchase an upgrade, if necessary.
What happens if I don’t take action?
Please contact the UW-IT Technology Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-221-5000 with questions.