Cloud Email Transition Update

Progress is being made on the student email migration to the cloud.

The scripts to migrate student mailboxes to Live@Edu and Google Apps Edu are now working after tweaking and testing. The scripts were more complicated than originally expected and required special-purpose code. The first step, migrating student volunteers, has been successful, and the first Exchange database server is expected to begin migration the week of March 14. Students will receive an email when it is time for their Exchange account to be migrated.

As of March 14, 2011, 12,486 people haad used the new Account Manager. 275 students created Microsoft accounts, with 159 of them changing their UEA to forward to the new account. 811 students set up Google accounts, with 470 of them changing their UEA to forward to the new account. The sample is too small (and self-selected) to draw any reliable conclusions, but additional data will be provided soon.

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