In April of 2016 it was announced that new email addresses matching the domain for the IDA websites would now be available. IDA has negotiated a deal with Microsoft to provide all branches with a special version of Microsoft Office 365, the new standard for office software applications. Not only will each branch receive access to a dedicated account where you can check email for your various addresses set up under the dyslexiaida.org domain, but you will have access to much more than just email. Here’s what comes with your access to MS Office 365:
Business Class Email
Use business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser using Outlook Web App. Get a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB.
File Sharing and Storage
OneDrive for Business provides 1 TB of storage for each user for virtually anywhere access to their documents. Share files with others inside and outside your organization, control who can see and edit each file, and easily sync files with PCs/Macs and devices.
Host online meetings with audio and video using one-click screen sharing and HD video conferencing.
Instant Messaging and Skype Connectivity
Connect with other Skype for Business users via instant message, voice calls, and video calls, and let people know your availability with your online status. Share presence, IM, and audio calling with Skype users.
Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from a browser.
So how will this work?
All branches will initially receive two accounts and three initial email addresses. These will all be consistent and follow a naming scheme of president.[branch]@dyslexiaida.org, treasurer.[branch]@dyslexiaida.org, and info.[branch]@dyslexiaida.org. Using Maryland as an example, you would receive email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com. Subsequent email address are available by request. Once the accounts have been created, the primary contact will be notified via email and provided procedures to access the accounts.
How do you get started?
Begin by filling out this application and you will be contacted by IDA’s IT management company who will coordinate setting this account up for you and your new email addresses.