12.16.14 Important News for Faculty and Staff Email

    With the Christmas/New Year break approaching, it is possible your email account will be migrated while the University is closed for the holidays.  If you receive a migration notification email on your computer, please, follow the provided migration instructions.

    However, if you no longer are able to receive emails on your phone, and therefore cannot read the migration email, please, do the following:

    Action for Phone Users:

    Go to USM Outlook Web Application (OWA) ( and try to log in using your CampusID.  If you are redirected as shown in the image below or see attached, you have been migrated and will need to refer to the iTech Microsoft Office 365 Web Page ( for the Migration Process Instructions on how to proceed.  Other beneficial instructions are located on the right-side menu from this site.

    If you have any issues accessing your email account during the break, call the Help Desk (6-4357); leave a message if no answer and someone will respond to your call.

    12.09.14 Important Faculty Staff E-mail Migration Information

    The University is in the process of migrating all Faculty and Staff’s Outlook email to Microsoft Office 365 and expect to be completed before Friday, December 19.  You will receive email notification when your account will be migrated. 

    In order for your migration to be successful, please, ensure you have the latest version of Office on your computer before the migration occurs. Go to for detailed instructions on how to check your office version.

    If you have any questions or issues, please contact the Help Desk at 601.266.4357(HELP) or you can place a Work Order at




    Free Printing at Cook Library on Thursday, December 4!

    The Student Government Association in conjunction with University Libraries and iTech will offer students a day of free printing on Thursday, December 4, 2014. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Cook Library, students will be able to print project, papers and other end of semester items at no cost. Free printing is part of Eagle Appreciation Day, an event hosted by the SGA to boost student morale at the end of the semester when students are most stressed. Additionally, Health Services will be offering stress management activities in Cook Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cook Library's lobby. For more information, contact Cook Library at 601.266.4250.

    12.02.14 Scam Email Alert for Students

    Students: Beware of "work from home" emails that are being sent out. This is a scam!  DO NOT click on the link. Delete the message immediately.

    If you have already clicked the link please contact the Help Desk at 601-266-4357 or

    11.20.14 Faculty Staff Email System Upgrade to Microsoft Office 365

    The university will be implementing Microsoft Office 365 to all faculty and staff at Southern Miss in the next couple of weeks. It is very important for you to update your Microsoft Office to 2010 SP 2 or /2013 so you will be able to access your email in Microsoft Office 365. Stay tuned for your specific go live date.  


    Microsoft Office 365 provides faculty and staff with a 50GB mailbox and 1TB of file storage in OneDrive.  In addition to having access to web versions, Faculty and Staff will be able to download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, and/or mobile devices - Android or iOS).  These applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote*, Access*, Publisher*, and Lync.  *Windows PC client programs and/or features only.  Cannot be used across devices


    How to determine your version of Microsoft Office

    1.     Open any Microsoft Office application (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

    2.     Click on HELP, then ABOUT MICROSOFT OFFICE.


    3.     Open any Microsoft Office application (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

    4.     Click on FILE and then HELP or ACCOUNT .


    If you see that you are using Microsoft Office 2010 SP1, 2007, 2003 or older, you will need to update your software as soon as possible. Microsoft Office can be updated via our software download site:


    Please note, if you are a vendor at Southern Miss you will need to follow your company’s protocol for upgrade.


    For assistance, please contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) or enter a Help Desk work order. If needed, we can schedule a time to upgrade your operating system or office software suite.


    Stay tuned for more details, training sessions and dates of implementation.