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Migration timetable

This project is now considered complete (April 2012). The information is kept here for archive purposes. 

In general we shall migrate one logical group per day. The following represents the current plan but should be considered tentative and subject to possible (even likely) revision. Groups will be contacted individually as the timetable is finalised. WBS Solutions and volunteer early adopters will all have been migrated before the roll-out described below in order to test the process.

Procedure:

  • At 17.00 the email passwords will be changed for all group members that are due to be migrated that day. Group members will be advised to change their settings on any mobile devices that use to receive email
  • WBS Solutions will start the migration of that group's email and leave this running all night
  • The following day from 09.00 group members will be encouraged to log into their new account using Outlook or similar. The large majority of staff will see all of their email has been migrated and the folder structure maintained. Some staff with very large accounts may find that the migration process has not yet completed and their new account will continue to have email migrated into it throughout the day.
Date Group to be migrated Current Status
Starting at 17.00 on Monday 27th Feb Doctoral Programme Office Completed (1 user delayed due to problem migrating from on premise Exchange, completed 29th Feb AM)
Starting at 17.00 on Tuesday 28th Feb Human Resources and Behavioural Science Completed (1 user delayed due to minor provisioning issue, completed 29th Feb PM)
Starting at 17.00 on Wednesday 29th Feb   No migrations planned
Starting at 17.00 on Thursday 1st Mar Alumni and PCD Completed (1 account took until midday 2nd due to size)
Starting at 17.00 on Friday 2nd Mar GPM and Undergraduate

Completed (1 user delayed until 5th due to presence of central email archive, others completed 4th Mar PM)

Saturday    
Sunday    
Starting at 17.00 on Monday 5th Mar Accounting Group Completed 6th Mar AM (1 account ran again due to missing email 7th Mar AM)
Starting at 17.00 on Tuesday 6th Mar   No migrations planned
Starting at 17.00 on Wednesday 7th Mar ORMS Completed 8th Mar AM
Starting at 17.00 on Thursday 8th Mar ISM and IKON Completed 9th Mar PM (all but 2 accounts completed by 8AM)
Starting at 17.00 on Friday 9th Mar MSM and OM Completed 12th Mar AM (1 account ran again due to missing email 12th Mar PM)
Saturday    
Sunday    
Starting at 17.00 on Monday 12th Mar Dean's Office Completed (1 user delayed due to on premise Exchange account corruption, completed 14th Mar PM)
Starting at 17.00 on Tuesday 13th Mar IRRU and IROB Completed 14th Mar AM (1 account ran again due to missing email 14th Mar PM)
Starting at 17.00 on Wednesday 14th Mar   No migrations planned (1 particularly keen person for next week was migrated early)
Starting at 17.00 on Thursday 15th Mar Finance Group Completed 16th Mar AM
Starting at 17.00 on Friday 16th Mar GEMBA, FMBA, MMBA, LRD and DMBA Completed 17th Mar PM
Saturday    
Sunday    
Starting at 17.00 on Monday 19th Mar Other MBA and MBAMR Completed - 1 user delayed until 20th Mar due to problem migrating from on premise Exchange - 1 account took until 21st Mar due to size and delayed start
Starting at 17.00 on Tuesday 20th Mar Enterprise, LGC and Guests Completed 21st Mar AM (1 account ran again due to missing email 21st Mar AM)
Starting at 17.00 on Wednesday 21st Mar Exec Ed Completed 22nd Mar AM
Starting at 17.00 on Thursday 22nd Mar Marcomms Completed 23rd Mar AM (1 account ran again due to missing email 23rd Mar PM)
Starting at 17.00 on Friday 23rd Mar MScPO and Finance Office Completed 25th Mar PM

Thursday 29th March AM - mail for wbs.ac.uk is no longer delivered to the Groupwise system