Overall System Status:
The Technical Team continues to evaluate automated solutions for migrating e-mail and calendar data. Additionally, the Change Management Group has finalized a Data Migration Requirements Analysis document that identifies all the different types of data that need to be moved from our old systems to the new Blitz system.
Microsoft Office 365 supports several devices from a variety of service providers. So far, the project team has successfully tested the following devices:
More specific information regarding mobile compatibility will be available soon.
Before winter break, a number of groups weighed in on how to implement and manage the e-mail aliases that will replace BlitzMail nicknames. In the first week of January, the project team began the process of developing a proposal for what this will look like in terms of who has the right to an alias, how many aliases one can have, and what happens when someone leaves the College.
The Lync and SharePoint components of Microsoft Office 365 were enabled in early January, and the affiliated project teams are beginning their assessment of these new tools. Each group has identified cases that they will use to explore the capabilities of these systems.
Last week, Mark Dunkel, a higher-ed SharePoint expert from Microsoft was on campus to provide an overview of SharePoint 2010 to a group of project team members, people involved in the Dartmouth Digital Initiative
(D2I), and others in Computing Services. Dunkel’s visit sparked a conversation on how Dartmouth should use SharePoint for communication and collaboration. As a result, the D2I group has formed a SharePoint working committee to address what governance and resources need to be in place to support SharePoint. The committee will also determine the most beneficial features of SharePoint to focus on for an initial implementation.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and comments about the Blitz-2-Blitz project.
Last Updated: 7/26/11