M E M O R A N D U M
TO: Governor, Cabinet Members, Elected Officials, Chief Justice, Agency Heads
FROM: James Collins, CIO Department of Technology and Information
DATE: November 20, 2018
SUBJECT: Microsoft Office 365 Transition Update
As a follow-up to our previous announcement, I would like to update you on the State’s enterprise-wide move to Office 365. The project kicked off with a well-attended statewide meeting at Del Tech in mid-September. The related major initiative to migrate from our legacy email domain address extension of @delaware.gov to @delaware.gov was conveyed to all in attendance.
Based on research of other States who have made this transition and our work with Microsoft subject matter experts, we believe it will be less disruptive and a more seamless transition to Office 365 if we pursue a switch of our email domain in the current on-premises email solution, rather than incremental changes (agency-by-agency) as was initially considered. Here is what you need to know:
The DTI Organizational Change Management team is actively working with change liaisons from all your agencies to identify critical dependencies on the @delaware.gov email address this month. Please support this effort by encouraging your staff to make this a priority. Please reach out if you have any questions.