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New e-mail/calendaring system recommended: Campus input sought on migration

11/17/2006

After lengthy review of several proposed replacement e-mail and calendaring systems by a cross-functional university-wide committee, IT services has recommended the university purchase and implement the Microsoft Exchange e-mail/calendaring solution. The proposal was reviewed by the new IT strategic advisory committee and other groups and councils. Microsoft Exchange is an enterprise-class solution and the improvements it offers include integrated e-mail and calendar, cross-platform compatibility (Windows, Mac, Linux) and a Web interface that will provide a significantly improved method of accessing e-mail and calendaring.

Information sessions open to all faculty, staff and students will include demonstrations of the Microsoft Exchange system. Input will also be sought for use in planning the migration to the new system. While there will be time for open discussion, specific questions to be asked include: What issues do you anticipate in the migration? What input do you have on the best timing of the migration? What support do you anticipate needing during and after the migration?

Anyone unable to attend an information session can send comments and suggestions to itplanning@muohio.edu.

Information sessions:
4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Shriver multipurpose room C
4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 142 Johnston Hall, Middletown
4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 200 Mosler Hall, Hamilton

More details, including a technical comparison chart, are at www.muohio.edu/emailinfo.

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