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Microsoft has upgraded the BW student email accounts which they host.  Your email account is now called Office 365. 

Be aware that the URL has also changed.  To get to your BW email, you will now go to:  Your BW username and password will still work.  Or, you can simply click on the student email link located on the Blackboard login page.  This has been programmed to re-direct you to the new site.  All of your email will still be there.   

NOTE:  The previous URL ( no longer connect to your BW email. 

Your SkyDrive files (and other features previously located within your BW email account) have been moved to a new “Microsoft Personal Account” for you.  Any content you had stored there is not gone, but you will need to access it from a different location.  To get to your SkyDrive files, go to:

Microsoft has included other features in these new Personal Accounts.  Beside SkyDrive (your personal storage cloud with 7GB of space), you also receive Microsoft Messenger (chat program), SharePoint Online (file sharing), and some of the Microsoft Office productivity tools.

To access these new accounts for the first time, simply use the same BW user name and password that you normally do.

In the future, if you need to reset or change your BW password, go to:  This has always provided a global change for all of your BW access.   However, PLEASE NOTE that due to the changes with these Microsoft Personal Accounts, they can no longer be synced with all the rest of your BW passwords.  Therefore, if you change your primary BW password, it WILL change the access to your Office 365 email account, but NOT your Microsoft Personal Account.  If you need to change that password, do it at:

There are also some system requirements for these new accounts.  If you are using Internet Explorer 7 or previous, you will need to upgrade to a newer version.  (Download here for free.)  If you are using Office 2003 or earlier, you will need to purchase an upgrade to Office 2007 or Office 2010.


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  • Topic #: 8241-1330
  • Date Created: 7/12/2013
  • Last Modified Since: 10/3/2013
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