Thomas Jefferson University


Here are the definitions of some commonly used terms you will hear during the email and
calendaring conversion.

JeffMail: Jefferson name for the web browser application of Outlook

Lync: Online chat and instant messaging tool available through Outlook

Mobile Devices: Smartphones and tablets, electronic devices for portable computing

Mobile Device Management (MDM): MDM is a type of security software used by Jefferson IT to manage and secure employee's mobile devices that are used to access JeffMail or other Jefferson resources.

MobileIron: The software platform used by Jefferson IT for Mobile Device Management. MobileIron provides both the security protection controls and synchronization services with mail and calendar.  MobileIron is replacing Traveler, the current synchronization software.

Outlook: A Microsoft email, calendaring, and contact manager application.

Outlook Web App (OWA): OWA is used to access e-mail, calendars, and contacts using a web browser. This app allows you to access your email, calendar, and contacts from any computer with a supported web browser.