MS Exchange Email Migration Project –
Introduction April 30, 2013
ITS is pleased to announce the MS Exchange Migration Project. Over the last several months ITS has been planning and preparing to move our current email to MS Exchange. As part of that activity an implementation partner was named and Jack Raubolt was assigned project manager. The implementation partner is STA. STA has experience in Exchange migrations at other community colleges and has done other projects with GCC and ITS. The GCC team is Simon Mirzayan (technical lead), Don Hodges (desktops), and Reed Anderson (resource allocation).
What is coming
Communication is simply the ability to share information with colleagues, students and co-workers. Email is the cornerstone of modern communication. The new Microsoft Exchange Communication Suite being implemented will allow email, calendaring, contacts and tasks to be stored and accessed together. This allows for the ability to share your calendar, your contacts, and even your tasks with others. Additional features include the ability to schedule appointments with people and check their free-busy availability, share contacts and group lists with colleagues and co-workers and store email in a secure server with backup and archiving capabilities, all from one point of entry on your workstation or mobile device.
What to expect
During the next few months activity will take place to move your mailbox to the new email and calendaring system. These activities will take place as much as possible without interruption to your current work environment. However, as we implement the system ITS technicians will need access to your desktop to activate needed items. These visits will be by appointment at your convenience.
Training will be available using videos and written materials. This information is being worked on now and will be sent to you over the next few weeks. Additional help will be available through the ITS Service Desk.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jack Raubolt at firstname.lastname@example.org.