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Dartmouth has spoken! 1,628 votes were cast for the name of Dartmouth’s new communication and collaboration system (also known as Microsoft Online Services) and the winner was “Blitz” with over 1,000 votes. The second place finisher was “DartBlitz” with 17% of the vote.
The project management team will now work with our communications advisor, Public Affairs and others to create a new Blitz logo and theme that will be rolled out in January. The project website will also be updated, accordingly. More information on this topic is coming soon.
The project team continues its work to set up the Microsoft Online Services testing environment; that work is scheduled for completion by 12/3. On 12/6, the team will begin a full-scale evaluation of Exchange Online. The purpose of this evaluation is to understand exactly how Exchange works on Mac, Windows and mobile platforms, and to identify differences from our current e-mail and calendaring tools that the user community will need to know.
While the Exchange Online evaluation is underway, the project team will be setting up the SharePoint Online and Lync Online products in the test environment. The evaluation of these components is scheduled to start in early January.
An updated project schedule can be viewed at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/email-cal/initiatives/blitz/project/.
Each of the project Advisory Groups has now met at least once; monthly meetings will continue until June. Here is the membership of each group:
|Student Advisory Group||Faculty Advisory Group||Staff Advisory Group|
|Galen Pospisil||Joe BelBruno||Tom Drinane|
|Mason Cole||Sean Uiterwyk||Kate Soule|
|Jeremy Huckins||Jim Feyrer||Kari Jo Grant|
|Olivia Scott||David Kotz||Bonnie Holbrook|
|Hee-Sung Yang||Bob Gross||David Bellows|
|Sam Marullo||Ben Valentino||Barbara Sterling|
|Alex Gonzalez||Kevin Reinhart||John Gilman|
|Sam Rauschenfels||Ehud Benor||Holly Potter|
|John Mascari||Tom Luxon||Danielle Thompson|
|Chris Schnader||Steve Campbell|
|Carl Thum||Diane Houle|
|Praveen Kopalle||Woody Eckels|
The project team extends its thanks to all of these individuals for volunteering their time to help the project! Your efforts are an important way for us to stay in touch with the questions, concerns and needs of the Dartmouth community.
To provide feedback or ask questions about this information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 7/26/11