Unofficial Microsoft 365 Discontinuation

Users who had signed up for an unofficial UVic Microsoft Office 365 account may need to migrate data from their account before Microsoft deactivates these accounts. Once Microsoft deactivates these accounts, all data associated with them will be permanently lost. 

UVic has requested that the unofficial accounts remain active until December 31, 2020; however, UVic has no control over data in the unofficial Microsoft 365 accounts and they may be deactivated without notice. Please back up any data you wish to keep as soon as possible.  Instructions on how to back up your Microsoft 365 data can be found at  

On May 1, 2020, the University of Victoria created an officially managed and supported Microsoft Office 365 environment that is available to current UVic students, faculty, and staff. If you are a current UVic student, faculty, or staff, you can sign up for an officially managed UVic Microsoft Office 365 account by logging in with your NetLink ID and passphrase to