5 Dec 2018
Removal of Google services
Google services for staff (except Google Scholar) will be removed from operation in June 2019.
The University has decided to change to Microsoft Services for a number of reasons, such as Google reducing its investment in its products and a lack of support availability.
Over 90% of other higher education institutes have switched from Google Services to Microsoft.
Because of the change of services, all data stored in the Google suite (such as Docs, Drive, Forms, Photos etc.) will be removed.
All staff will need to take action to retain any data they have on Google services. A step-by-step guide which provides advice on preparing your files and backing up any Google data you have – as well as FAQs – is available on the IT Services webpages.
For more information, contact IT Services on IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk or 01509 222333. There will be upcoming drop-in workshops across campus between now and June, with dates to be confirmed soon.