Office 365 rollout to the Secretariat - unite.un.org/office365
The United Nations is in the process of modernizing and updating its email service. Upgrading from Lotus Notes to Unite Mail (Outlook) will improve access to and expand functionality of this critical tool. It is a key component of the Organization's ICT strategy (A/69/517) to modernize the technology it depends on to do its daily work.
All staff members, consultants and other users will be migrated. Once the project is complete, the Secretariat will finally be united by a common "un.org" e-mail address.
Migrating to Unite Mail is the top priority ;of the Office 365 rollout. Through this cloud-based solution staff will access email, calendar, and other tools from anywhere and from virtually any device. The email migration (Unite Mail) process will include an upgrade to Office Productivity Suite and a partial implementation of Skype for Business—replacing Sametime Chat for instant messaging. The OneDrive for Business rollout has also begun.
Unite Mail and Office 365 will be accessed with Unite Identity (one password for key UN apps), like other enterprise applications (e.g. Umoja, iNeed and Docs).
What is being rolled out?
- Unite Mail (Outlook) replaces Lotus Notes (unite.un.org/mail)
- Office 2016 Productivity Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
- Skype for Business (for instant messaging)
- OneDrive for Business (for file storage)