New Email System

Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 is not just email...it is so much more. You will have more options, for instance:

  • It will allow you anywhere access to email.
  • You can access a global address list and update email distribution lists.
  • You will be able to manage and share calendars (like a departmental or project calendar).
  • Another feature provided with calendaring is resource scheduling. You can set up a resource such as a laptop so that when you reserve them it automatically adds it to the calendar.

In our overview on March 4, 2010, we explained what will be available during the migration from Mirapoint to Microsoft Exchange 2010, how you can prepare for this change and what resources will be available to you so you will not experience a disruption in your productivity.

Your checklist for the migration: 

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Notify Pat Hall (ITNS) immediately if you do not plan to be here on Go Live Day, March 10, 2010

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Review the overview brochure

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Check mail at least one time between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on March 10, 2010

Schedule for March 10:

Go Live Day

Note:  New mail will not come into the old Mirapoint server after 11 a.m. All new mail received between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will be routed to the new Exchange server and can be accessed after 1 p.m.

If you need assistance during this migration, please submit an ITNS Service Request which can be accessed at www.vims.edu/itns or follow the instructions below.

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On March 10, 2010 ITNS will migrate the VIMS mail server from Mirapoint to the Microsoft Exchange 2010 server and introduce to you a new email server environment. Exchange 2010 provides a great email and inbox experience that extends from the computer to the phone, using a browser or a variety of applications. However, this move will lay the foundation to archive and protect information efficiently, enable VIMS to have better collaboration around the world, provide lower-cost storage options, and reduce costs by delivering tools that will enhance our productivity.

TurtleAt VIMS we understand migration. From birds like the Tasmanian Shy Albatross to Loggerhead Turtles our scientist tag then track migration routes. Information Technology also tags and tracks migration of hardware and software applications that will best support your day to day work activities.

To than end our current email hardware and software, Mirapoint, has become outdated and is no longer supported by the company. The leader of the pack that has successfully been installed at public and private institutions alike is Exchange.