Friday, February 19, 2010

More working with SADA

For this part of our Groupwise to Google migration, we are trying to make sure we can move our 3 Groupwise Post offices (total of ~1,500 users) Inboxes in a "reasonable" amount of time.  We are aiming for a cutover during Spring Break, so I have about 10 days to move mailboxes.  I will try to baseline the speed this weekend or next by running about 30 mailboxes per server.  Right now, the pipe is only about 6Mbps, but are testing a setup that will get us up to 100Mpbs out to Google.  Seriously hoping the 100 works out.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Migration Partner - SADA Systems

We have been interviewing a number of vendors to help us with our Groupwise to Google migration and have settled on SADA Systems.  We have had a pretty good relationship with them earlier as they (very successfully) did our SSO sync/login project.  They have a pretty solid migration strategy and I hope we get the project kicked off early next week!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Integrating Zoho with Google Apps for Edu

I'm looking right now at enabling Federated Login using OpenID to allow Google accounts to access Zoho.  Has anyone used this successfully?  Did it break anything?  We are using Zoho Projects now to manage our Groupwise to Google migration. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Useful Nexus Links (google phone)

What do all the screen symbols mean?  Check it here
10 Essential Nexus Apps
How to clear the notifications bar

Dual Delivery for Groupwise and Gmail

I'm trying to set up the test group for mail delivery between Groupwise and Gmail, anyone have a best practice?

In Groupwise, what about a "Delegate" email rule?

Another take on the Google Teacher Academy for Administrators

Here is a retort/response to a David Jakes/Mark Wagner discussion from Wagner at Cue.  I am really interested in Google spreading the "Google Organizational Culture" which I think provides and interesting setting for using the Google tools.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Add an Email Subscription button to your Blogspot site

Here's how to add an Email Subscription button to your Blogspot site using Feedburner:
(assuming you have a blogspot site and a Google login)

1. log in to your blogger account, this will also allow you access to feedburner
2. go to
3. where it says "Burn a Feed Right This Instant" there is a box, type your blog address in the box
4. on the next screen, enter a title for your feed: use your blog title, also choose RSS for your "feed"
5. from your Feedburner control screen, click on the title of your blog
6. you should now see the controls for your feedburner info, press the "Publicize" tab
6. click on the Email Subscriptions section
8. pick a language (like English), then scroll down to "Use as a Widget" and change it to read Blogger
9. you'll be directed back to Blogger, where you press "Add Widget"
10. you'll now be directed to the "Edit Layout" section and the "Subscribe Via Email" box should be added
11. press the Save button

Monday, February 1, 2010

Gonna test some Phones

As part of our migration from Groupwise to Google Apps for EDU, we will be phasing out our BES server. We are now getting ready to compare the Droid (G1) and the Nexus One (N1). Can we use an unlocked Nexus with a voice-only plan, but use our internal Wifi for data? One thread is here