I've already received something from CoE providing GatorLink usernames. If you're interested in trying to get an early Lync account (and you don't already have one), please reply with your GatorLink ID. Note that all UF faculty, staff, and students are defined to Active Directory from the UF Identity Management Directory, even if your college/department doesn't actively use the system. I was going to request all in the SLCAG-L list, but after I thought about it, you shouldn't be added unless you want, since you'll need to install client software, and also I don't readily have GatorLinks for those using other than @ufl.edu as their e-mail address.
From: Cromer, Dan
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:48 AM
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: RE: Meeting today at 10:00?
Microsoft Lync is scheduled to go into full production at UF soon, perhaps by November 1. There are already several recurring conferences using it. It doesn't have the expanded eLearning features of the products we've reviewed for that, but it will be available for all faculty and staff, and likely students too, though that's not confirmed. In my opinion, we in this group should be familiar with its features and use. I'd recommend its use rather than another messaging product, as it has strong integration with the campus-supported Exchange e-mail and calendaring functions. Since Microsoft bought Skype, I expect integration with that to come.
I've been told that some additional early adopters can be added before production, so I'd like to add all in this group, so the rest of you can do some testing and have experience with it.
From: Campbell,Benjamin Allen
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:18 AM
To: Cromer, Dan
Cc: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Meeting today at 10:00?
My apologies. With all the demos and whatnot going on recently, I dropped the ball on setting up a meeting for today. While I think it could have proven beneficial, I didn't make any plans to get over there.
I was kind of thinking that once the selection committee makes its decision, we would reconvene and discuss implementation of that decision. In the interim, I'm curious which way everyone is leaning, as many of us have seen all the demos.
Ben Campbell, M.A.E.
Assistant Director, Office of Distance Learning UF College of Education http://education.ufl.edu
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On Oct 19, 2011, at 9:33 AM, Cromer, Dan wrote:
> Is there a meeting planned for today at 10:00 in the Hub 272?
> Daniel H Cromer Jr
> Director of Information Technologies
> Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) University of