Implementation of Digital Workplace phase 1: Replace GroupWise

Project Description

Phase 1 is part of the bigger Digital Workplace Project.

The strategy is to move to the Cloud and use the NWU current Microsoft 365 environment

Phase 1:

The replacement of the NWU’s current email system and the adoption of Exchange as an email system that is integrated with other productivity and collaboration tools is the first objective of this project.

The second objective is to create a platform for users (staff and students) to collaborate with each other and with external partners.

  • The request for Phase 1 is to modernize the email environment and start using MS Teams as a online collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat and video meetings. The employees are already provisioned for this software through the MS 365 Service and for Phase 2 include the use of other products like PowerBI, PowerApps, Visio, Project and for storage space for Official NWU documents SharePoint online and One drive for Business.

In Phase 1 areas of the current Skype for Business implementation should also be taken into consideration


Project Progress


Project Timing

  • Start
    Mar 02 2020
  • End
    Dec 31 2020

03/02/2020 12/31/2020


Overall Project Completion

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