So Far, So Good

The summer continues to un-roll.  So far:

  • New 100 mbit Internet Connection
  • Zimbra Upgrade from 5 to 6
  • Images just completed for all Macs, and about 400 rolled out so far
  • Images being completed for Windows 7 machines
  • New print server in use
  • Certificate/Radius-based Wireless Network Access In Use
  • Over a dozen room modifications (Epson Brightlink projectors, wall work, data runs) in progress

And, of course, our migration to Veracross.  This is going well– we sent them a lot of data to import, and we expected some data alignment issues as we review the full, mostly-depublicated load this week.  Reactions from the early trainings with users are very positive, and the Veracross engineers are responding quickly to the issues we find or the fields we still need “to get the plane in the air.”

In almost all ways, this migration is more complex than our FirstClass to Zimbra migration last summer.  Zimbra is email, calendars, contacts shared folders, and chat.  Veracross is admissions, academics, transcripts, attendance, field trip forms, HR, facilities management, master calendars, athletics, transportation and more.  Luckily, however, we don’t have to do a one-day cutover for all users, as we did with FirstClass to Zimbra.  We have several more weeks this summer to gradually bring early users online, and then more in early August, and then more in late August, and then parent/student portals in September/October.

So, time for more work!

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