This is my first time doing any sort of blogging. I’m going to try to provide technical writeups on major projects that I work on. We’ll see how it goes. I’m not the best writer or communicator. I ramble. A lot. If you can get through that, hopefully you’ll be able to find a small nugget of information that helps you in your job or life.
My current focus is moving our district from First Class email to Google Apps for Education. In First Class, we provided email accounts for most staff, but no students. Each staff member had a limited amount of disk space available for their email and a simple website. Now, staff will have tons of space for email, virtually unlimited space for documents, and the ability to have multiple websites. On top of all of that, we’re providing accounts for our students to do the same thing. All of a sudden, instead of supporting around 650 or so email users, we’re going to be supporting nearly 7000 email, docs, etc. users. You know what the best part is? Our department has learned a ton, has come together like never before, and we’re pumped.
With that focus, most of my initial posts will be related to this migration. Over time, posts will shift from one technology to another, from desktop management to network infrastructure to who knows what, and back and forth. If my work inspires even one person, or even just helps save someone some time or their job, I’ll be happy. If not, I’ll still be happy. My life is good.