*You may opt to download the new Skype for Business client from Software Center or from the Office 365 Web Portal, but most currently installed Lync clients will continue to work as they did prior to this change.
External LISTSERVs and moderated mailing lists Faculty and staff who subscribe to certain external (non-Northeastern) mailing lists may need to update their settings to reflect the new primary email address, so that they may continue sending email to these lists.
This article shows how to manually update the Global Address List (GAL) in Outlook (version 2010 and above).
The Global Address List is a directory of contact information that is stored in a central place called the Exchange Server.
There should be minimal impact to Northeastern faculty and staff.
All enterprise systems controlled by ITS are being updated with the @email address in advance to ensure a smooth transition to the new primary domain.
The overall process is basically the same as what Office Communications Server does, but with added flexibility of easily customizing some of the timing of the different events.