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Performance: CIT investigating Office Mobile for Office 365 for iPhone

Last Updated:
2013-06-21 00:00:00
Event:
2013-06-14 00:00:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
Office 365
User Impact:
N/A
Workaround:
There is no workaround for this issue
Current Status:
N/A
Services Affected:
Full Description:
Microsoft is promoting Office for iPhone. CIT cautions against attempting use with a Cornell Office 365 account (results in error message). Using it with a non-Cornell account puts university data outside contractual protection and is not recommended.



Timeline of Changes

Description Current Status Date Time
Today, Microsoft began promoting Office Mobile for Office 365 for iPhone. This app offers cloud-based access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint via SkyDrive for Office 365 users. \n\nCIT cautions the Cornell community to hold off attempting to use Office Mobile with their Cornell Office 365 account. Trying to do so will result in an error message. We did not receive advance notice about Office Mobile, so at this time, we cannot yet advise the community on its use or provide support. Using the app with a non-Cornell account for university business would place data outside of the contractual protections Cornell has in place with Microsoft, and so is not recommended.\n\nThe Office 365 services needed to support Office Mobile have not yet been enabled for Cornell's Office 365. We have only enabled the Exchange Online service so far. We intend to extend Office 365 to include these additional services in the future; however, rollout needs to be planned, scheduled, and managed the same as any new product rollout, with the appropriate documentation, communication, and support plan in place.\n\nThank you for your patience. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Today, Microsoft began promoting Office Mobile for Office 365 for iPhone. This app offers cloud-based access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint via SkyDrive for Office 365 users. \n\nCIT cautions the Cornell community to hold off attempting to use Office Mobile with their Cornell Office 365 account. Trying to do so will result in an error message. We did not receive advance notice about Office Mobile, so at this time, we cannot yet advise the community on its use or provide support. Using the app with a non-Cornell account for university business would place data outside of the contractual protections Cornell has in place with Microsoft, and so is not recommended.\n\nThe Office 365 services needed to support Office Mobile have not yet been enabled for Cornell's Office 365. We have only enabled the Exchange Online service so far. We intend to extend Office 365 to include these additional services in the future; however, rollout needs to be planned, scheduled, and managed the same as any new product rollout, with the appropriate documentation, communication, and support plan in place.\n\nThank you for your patience. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. 2013-06-14 00:00:00