Our evaluation of Google Apps for Higher Education continues. In preparation for a campus-wide conversation this fall, we are doing in-depth comparison of Google Apps with Microsoft Exchange 2010. This work will culminate in a set of public presentations in late August and early September, which in turn will be the materials we use for the campus-wide conversation.
The comparison between Google Apps and Microsoft Exchange is organized into the following ten topics. In the chart below, you will find the topic, a link to the draft outline of the presentation, and the date, time, and place for each presentation.
|Topic (with link to outline)||Date, Time, and Location|
|calendar||August 31, 2:00-3:00 LIB105|
|August 31, 1:00-2:00 LIB105|
|groups/mailing lists||September 1, 2:00-3:00 LIB145|
|tasks/ to do lists||September 2, 11:00-12:00 LIB145|
|costs||September 1, 3:00-4:00 LIB145|
|privacy||September 3, 10:00-11:00 LIB145|
|security||September 2, 10:00-11:00 LIB145|
|administration||September 3, 9:00-10:00 LIB145|
|other features: sites, docs, chat, etc.||September 3 – 11:00-12:00|
|support||Aug 31 – 3:00 – 4:00|
The outlines are available on the Google Apps Evaluation blog, where we are also posting additional readings and thoughts. We encourage you to make comments and suggestions on them in order that the comparison be as complete as possible. In addition, we will post a written version of the presentation a week in advance of the presentation in order to allow for questions and comments from those who can not attend the presentation, and in order to allow the time at the presentation to focus on discussion.