Update on Zimbra migrations, and MCS accounts.
The original schedule of beginning the mail migrations has been pushed back a bit due to the project lead for the migration expecting to begin a brief paternity leave right around when we’d planned to start the migrations. As such, we’re currently targeting the migrations to begin on November 4. I’ll be shifting the schedule to accommodate anyone who’s expressed a preference in when they would or would not like to be migrated.
Just as a reminder, the Zimbra migrations are being led by CIS who has a team to do this. I and my team will be assisting them in scheduling and other issues that may arise. When you’re scheduled to be moved, you’ll get contacted by them at various points leading up to your actual migration day with helpful information and instructions.
Also, as a side note, the migration of accounts from the MCS account system to ANL accounts has been shelved for now. There were valid concerns of the administrative burden in handling accounts for outside collaborators, so we’re taking a slightly different approach to the problem. More details will come later, but for the time being, there will be no further merging of MCS and ANL accounts. In the future, resources that are not related to research will instead switch to using the ANL account instead of the MCS account, with a goal of having MCS accounts be generally only used by those who use MCS research resources. MCS employees and other appointments who don’t do any research in MCS will only need the ANL account.