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Old 02-13-2013, 11:19 AM
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Please read the message from Alan Candiotti about our transition to Google Apps. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have in this discussion thread.

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University Technology is pleased to announce that Drew will be launching Google Apps in early summer 2013. This transition replaces our GroupWise email environment with new Gmail accounts for faculty, staff and students, while retaining @drew.edu email addresses for all Drew community members.

Migrating our email to a cloud-provided service meets one of the Library/IT objectives for the organizational review. We are taking this opportunity to make available the full Google Apps suite. The Drew community will have access to Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, Groups, and other Google tools to facilitate collaboration and expand access. University Technology will support the use of all Google Apps tools by faculty, staff and students with an array of training workshops and online materials.

University Technology has already begun the work of the transition and configuring systems. Later in the spring, we will announce plans for migrating existing email, calendars, and address books to the new service.

We will continue to make announcements about the transition over the coming weeks as we move along in the transition process. We encourage you to begin to discuss the transition on the Community Forums at https://community.drew.edu. There will also soon be information about the transition available on U-KNOW. A survey will be sent out before Spring Break asking about more specific features from GroupWise that Drew community members are interested in using in Google, such as auto-population of calendars with course schedules, making appointments, and busy search.

We hope you share our enthusiasm about this transition and we look forward to working together toward a successful Google launch!
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:35 AM
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Just to confirm, people will still have the same email addresses, right?
Also, I know there are a few role-based accounts out there (we have one); will they be migrated too?
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:12 PM
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Yes to both!
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:01 PM
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Will any of the university print systems be set up on Google Print?
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If you mean Google Cloud Print, that's not really an enterprise service--people share out their personal printers to it and then can print anywhere they log in to their Google account. Since you have to have a local machine logged into Google with your own account and connected to the printer at all times, it's not feasible in any real sense for the public printers.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:23 AM
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If, as I understand, old mail messages are going to be ported into the Gmail interface, will the current folder names be converted to tags? If someone has a folder within-a-folder, do we know yet how that might be handled?
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If, as I understand, old mail messages are going to be ported into the Gmail interface, will the current folder names be converted to tags? If someone has a folder within-a-folder, do we know yet how that might be handled?
Yes, folders will be converted to labels.

Gmail supports hierarchical labels, and when using IMAP or ActiveSync, they show up as nested folders just as you'd expect. So Google has found a way to give us folders but still stubbornly insists on not admitting that they've given us folders.

This is the tool we will be using to do the migration of GroupWise mailboxes: http://www.cloudsolutions.co.uk/reso...igration-tool/
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:33 AM
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Mike and Axel-- thanks for the info.

And for those who deleted the email, here's the link to the Google At Drew space on uknow as well:
https://uknow.drew.edu/confluence/x/XQDqAQ

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Old 03-21-2013, 11:41 AM
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Default Microsoft Office Package /Google Drive?

Another question my department was wondering about: with the transition to Bring Your Own Device for the students in the fall of 2013 and the addition of Google Drive, will Microsoft Office continue to be the standard office suite campuswide and licensed for students, staff and faculty? (As I understand it, Drew already has Office licensed for staff and faculty, but will students be able to buy a disk to install Office on their own computer(s)?)
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:54 AM
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Microsoft Office will still be a requirement for students entering in the fall of 2013, and we will make the software available to them either free or at a minimal cost (i.e., the cost of the install media).
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