The Office 365 Project is a phased project focussed on transitioning existing on-premise UQ staff Microsoft Office accounts to the Office 365 Software-as-a-Service suite.

The project will run for approximately 18 months with new services released in planned stages. Phase 1 involves preparing for migration by upgrading existing Office applications to Office 2016. In Phase 2 Email and OneDrive for Business services will be made available. Further services will be released in phases throughout 2018.

Information for staff being migrated to 365

Why are we completing this project?

  • In alignment with the cloud-first approach outlined in the IT Strategy 2017 - 2020
  • To provide tools that are digitally-integrated and reduce complexity
  • To improve collaboration capability

What are the benefits?

  • Reduced operational support costs
  • Increased mail capacity for attachments and storage
  • Improved flexibility to work from anywhere at any time
  • Improved collaboration capabilities
  • Part of a greater suite of services available through Microsoft Office 365 to be delivered through 2018

What progress has been achieved?

  • Upgrade to Office 2016 has been completed within ITS and is now being rolled out across UQ
  • Email and OneDrive for Business Schedule being completed and will follow Office 2016 upgrade

We are now:

  • Liaising with scheduled business units
  • Undertaking upgrade of computers to Office 2016 across UQ
  • Finalising schedule for migration of Email and OneDrive for Business
  • Determining future services to be made available

Project Team

Name Position
David Robertson Project Manager
Derek D'Silva Systems Administrator
Chris Blom Systems Administrator
Greg Martin Senior IT Support Officer
Blair Leong Senior IT Support Officer
Sean Walker Change & Communications Specialist
Jacob Weller IT Support Officer
Tracy Williams IT Support Officer
Greg Long Senior IT Support Officer
Steven Pike Senior IT Support Officer


Sponsor: Rob Moffatt, Chief Information Officer

Steering Committee 

Name Position
Rob Moffatt Chief Information Officer
Rowan Salt Deputy Director, IT Applications Delivery and Support
Gary Stefano Associate Director, Customer Support Services
David Stockdale Deputy Director, IT Infrastructure Operations
Mohammad Hassan Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Identity
Tricia Williams Faculty Executive Manager, HABS

Contact the team

For feedback and questions regarding the project, please contact the project team at