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K-State Zimbra

Zimbra is the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software:

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Project timeline

The following is the estimated project timeline for the K-State implementation of Zimbra:

  • June 2010: Zimbra Calendar becomes the official K-State calendar
  • April - May 2010: Open enrollment for new calendar objects
  • April 19 - 25, 2010: Migration to the Merit Network
  • Preparation for transitions (setting up access rights, populating schedules)
  • Training and orienting staff as to departmental setups
  • Overlap period - 2 calendars
  • February- March 2010: Open forum and training sessions on calendar usage
  • New documentation on calendaring available
  • Late March 2010: Oracle calendar objects implemented in Zimbra
  • December 2009 - February 2010: Planning sessions with departments on Oracle calendar objects.
  • Fall 2009 semester: Implementation planning for Zimbra calendaring
  • May 31, 2009: New system available to all K-Staters
  • May 29 - 31, 2009: Zimbra e-mail migration
  • November 2008 - May 2009: Pilot testing
  • October 2008: In-depth testing by ITS
  • April - August 2008: Implementation planning