Transition to Microsoft Outlook/Exchange – an Integrated E-Mail & Calendaring Environment

Wesleyan currently runs separate email and group calendaring (MeetingMaker) systems.  We have been hearing from users about the desire to have a single system for email and group calendaring.  Our users have also asked for better support for wireless PDAs, such as Palm devices, Mobile Windows devices, and Blackberries.

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A New Centralized Filesharing System

Over the past few years we have received several complaints about the current file sharing infrastructure from many users. Our current systems are too fragmented, complicated to understand, and sharing files for collaboration typically requires ITS staff intervention.

To address these concerns as well as simplify the backend infrastructure, ITS will be rolling out a new filesharing system beginning this summer. The new system, Xythos, has a Web interface and can also be accessed via your Mac’s Finder or via Windows Explorer.

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