Thursday, May 17, 2012

Change to Google Apps/Docs

At the Tech. Committee meeting this morning, the following points were finalized:

1. The changeover to Google Apps/Docs is to be completed on May 31, 2012.
2. Employee, and student, email will be received in Google from May 31, 2012 forward.
3. The Outlook server will be active until June 30, 2012 so you can still send out from there, but not receive.
4. If you have old email information that you desire to keep; in June you can forward those items from the Outlook site to your e-mail address to bring them across to Google.
5. Your new email address will stay exactly as it is now - no change.
6. Staff who get voice-mail messages by email, that will change over to Google also.
6. Helpdesk experts will be available from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on May 31, 2012 in room 212 at Bluff View in case any staff need help with the conversion to Google email.
7. Students will be updated on the conversion at the start of summer school if needed, or at the beginning of the 12-13 school year, if they have not figured it out on their own well in advance.

Please bear with us on this change to the cloud based applications. We do not anticipate any problems, but it does seem like there are always a few glitches that pop up with any change. The reason that we are changing over at the close of this school year is so we have ample time to work out any bugs before September and to allow you to get familiar with the new system.

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