Project Overview

The University of Texas at Arlington is migrating to OneDrive and SharePoint, secure cloud-based storage platforms fully integrated with all Office 365 applications including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams. 

OneDrive enables users to collaborate on a single file, eliminating multiple drafts and troublesome version conflicts. Files synced to the cloud and can be accessed from any device including computers, tablets, and smartphones.  

SharePoint Online offers a centralized location with detailed document management that organizes content, processes, and business data for departments, groups, and committees.

This project directly aligns to the University’s strategic goal of reimagining institutional infrastructure by providing a cost-effective storage solution and a secure, stable collaborative document repository. 

These powerful applications unite faculty, staff, and students across campus, providing an increased opportunity for students to become familiar with software commonly used in today’s workforce, in keeping with the strategic goal to educate beyond the classroom and ensure student success.


COMMON QUESTIONS

Are you replacing the K and J or other shared drives on campus with OneDrive?

  • No, this is not a part of the Box Migration project.

Can I share links to files with colleagues in other institutions?

  • Yes. They do not need a Microsoft account to receive your files.

When will migration take place?

  • OIT is working with faculty and staff to determine the most efficient manner and dates to move users from Box to OneDrive.
  • Users will be grouped in “waves” and will be given 30 days notice prior to their move date to ensure a smooth transition.
  • A detailed schedule will be communicated once migration groups are defined.

What happens to content stored in Box?

  • Content stored in Box will be migrated to OneDrive or SharePoint. 
  • After migration, files in Box will be changed to “read only” and no further uploads will be accepted.

Will training be available for Box Migration?

What if I have additional questions?