As noted in January and July, Google is transitioning all Google Apps accounts to a new infrastructure. As of 8/22/2011, the transition for Middlebury’s Google Apps instance has been completed.
What does this mean for me?
Your Middlebury Google Apps (MGA) account now works more like a full Google Account. Your MGA account is now compatible with nearly all Google products that have been enabled. You will have to click-through a new service agreement when you next sign on. For tips about using your account after this transition, visit the Google Help Center.
What if I have registered my @middlebury.edu address for stand-alone Google services?
If you have been using stand-alone (ie. not MGA) Google services with your @middlebury.edu address, you have what Google considers to be a “conflicting account” and you will need to rename your account to a non-middlebury.edu address. It is important to remember that Middlebury’s Google Apps instance is considered a “live pilot” and as such, not everyone with a middlebury.edu address has an MGA account. Thus, it is possible to have a conflicting account even if you are not using MGA. Again, users with conflicting accounts will be forced to rename their account to something NOT middlebury.edu.
Can I still access Google’s services for my personal use?
You can choose to maintain a separate account for your personal use of any Google services under a non-middlebury.edu address. If you have multiple Google accounts, the username that appears at the upper right corner of most Google services will help you ensure that you’re using the intended account.
What if I have questions about this?
Please email any questions about this change to firstname.lastname@example.org.