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Mail flow forwarding will be removed from Google mail this Friday 20th of December

posted 20 Dec 2013, 14:00 by kilkenny handball   [ updated 20 Dec 2013, 14:06 ]
We are now in the final stages of the migration of the GAA data onto Microsoft 365 platform.

The National IT Committee and Executive would like to thank everyone involved in the process. In particular the IT Officers around the Counties and Clubs, Ergo and Microsoft for all their support.

Each user received a welcome to Office365 email, this email contained your username and password which granted you access to the Microsoft Office365 platform.
 
Mail flow forwarding will be removed from Google mail this Friday 20th of December at 14:00 i.e. no more emails will be delivered into your Google Apps account.

The good news is that the old email address continues but it is vital that all holders log on to the new system as soon as possible. Some Important information:

  • All GAA.ie email holders now have access to new Microsoft system.
  • All the information in old email (Contacts/Folders/Distribution Lists etc) will transfer to new email in the short term.
  • The Gmail system will no longer be available from December 23rd.
  • You should start using Microsoft system immediately as items input in to Gmail between now and closedown date may not transfer.
  • The email system - Outlook - is similar to Gmail but you do need to familiarise yourself with the tools and layout.
  • Besides the email system there is a superb office system where Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint is available with the added bonus that documents are saved "In the Cloud" i.e. On Line. The system also allows for sharing of documents.
  • Another major plus is that the system is suitable for I Phone, I Pad and Android which now gives you the capability of creating documents on mobile devices which was not possible in the past.
Finally as a result of this migration we will no longer be hosted on the Google Apps environment after the 31st of December 2013.

All gaa.ie accounts on Google Apps will be deactivated on the 31st of December 2013 at 14:00.

If you have any questions, queries or need support, please don’t hesitate to contact our support desk.

Support Details

 

Ergo http://www.ergogroup.ie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner headquartered in Dublin with 176 employees.Ergo has provided IT solutions and services to the private and the public sector for over 20 years, building up trusted relationships and helping organisations realise their business goals through the use of technology.

Support email: mail.support@gaamail.ie

Phone:  +353 1 8843258

Learning material and training videos are available under the following link:

http://learning.gaa.ie/node/268852

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