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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 2:06pm
  • After much campus involvement and analysis, Microsoft BPOS (Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite) became the campus' solution for staff/faculty email and calendaring, after the Arizona Technology Oversight Committee (ATOC) approved the recommendation on April 29, 2010.  
  • A 3D Memo announcing the initiative and describing its main features was sent to the campus community on May 5, 2010
  • The Statement of Work and Work Order submitted by Microsoft is currently under review by Project Team leadership. 
Monday, September 20, 2010 - 2:04pm
We're starting to make news! Here is a press release that recently appeared on msn.com's Money Page:
Monday, September 20, 2010 - 2:01pm

A New Name and a New Website!


UITS announced the new central faculty/staff email and calendaring service project on May 3. The new email and calendaring project now has a name. The service will be known as UAConnect!
Monday, September 20, 2010 - 1:59pm
Thank you everyone who attended the first UAConnect Guidance Committee meeting! Your questions and insights will prove invaluable as the project team maps its next steps forward. Our next meeting will be held at 2:30pm, June 29th in the Ventana Room at the SUMC. We hope to see you there!

PowerPoint presentation: Guidance Committee meeting 1, June 15 (PDF, 1.2MB)
Meeting Notes: Guidance Committee meeting 1, June 15 (PDF, 140KB)
Monday, September 20, 2010 - 1:55pm
Subsequent to entering into an agreement with Microsoft to provide a centralized email/calendaring replacement for staff and faculty, the UAConnect project team was offered the opportunity to be an early adopter of the 2010 version of the hosted Exchange solution. Unfortunately there has been an unforeseen delay in the delivery of tools needed for a campus migration to the 2010 product.
Monday, September 20, 2010 - 1:53pm
Tuesday's meeting provided great feedback for our project team. Thank you again for your participation. Derek's PowerPoint presentation and the notes from the meeting are provided below.

Our next Guidance Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, July 13th, from 2:30 to 3:30 in the Sabino Room at SUMC. We very much hope to see you there!

PowerPoint presentation: Guidance Committee meeting 2, June 29 (PDF, 1.1MB)
Meeting Notes: Guidance Committee meeting 2, June 29 (PDF, 139 KB)

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 1:48pm
We had great turnout at our last Guidance Committee meeting. Thank you to everyone who attended! 

For those of you who were unable to attend on the 27th, here's Julie's PowerPoint and the notes from the meeting. 

PowerPoint presentation: Guidance Committee meeting 4, July 27 (PDF, 977 KB)
Meeting Notes: Guidance Committee meeting 4, July 27 (PDF, 135 KB)