Students on cloud UCT

19 August 2011 | Story by Newsroom

myUCTGoing live: Undergraduate and honours students were the first to savour

Call it email on steroids.

On 17 August, Information & Communication Technology Services (ICTS) launched the first instalment of, a new cloud-based - ie internet-based - email service. Undergraduate and honours students were the first to have mailboxes created for them on the system, which will co-exist with their GroupWise service until the end of 2011.

Using Microsoft's Outlook Live service, comes with a host of services and facilities. These include 10GB of mailbox space (so good for a while), 25GB of online storage, instant messaging, free use of Office Web Apps and an email address for life. (Plus the promise of spam-free email.)

Master's, doctoral and postdoctoral students will be moved as part of the staff migration in 2012.

View the Getting started with myUCT video.

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