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We have Outlook Live for students and on-premise Exchange server for employees. We are considering an consolidated Office 365 environment. We also have a VOIP/unified communications project underway primarily as a PBX replacement, however, the VOIP solution we are looking at includes bundled unified communication components. I wanted to know if any other schools are in a similar situation of trying to figure out how to pick and choose between Office 365 unified communication components and those included in a VOIP solution. Thanks, Dave ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at


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Dave, We are in a very similar situation, having migrated students to 'the cloud' last fall and employees to on-premise Exchange this summer, we are now in the midst of implementing our new Cisco VoIP solution. During our VoIP RFP process, we had a lot of discussion on how best to satisfy our unified communications requirements. I would be happy to schedule a time for members of our team to speak with your team about our findings and how we plan to proceed. Tracy -- Tracy Allen Director - Project Management Office Information Technology Services University of New Brunswick voice: (506) 447-3002 // fax: (506) 453-3590
Yes we are in that boat. We are piloting Lync for video conferencing but using Cisco VoIP as our strategic PBX solution. I would love to talk with folks who are working on this. -T Tina Meier Director, Server Administration Information Technology Oklahoma State University System 003 Math Sciences Stillwater, OK  74074 405-744-9375
We piloted both Cisco and Lync and ended up selecting Lync for Unified Communications including VOIP, however, we still have a Cisco Call Manager in the mix acting as an IP PBX. We have about 3/4 of our phones (~2000 enterprise voice users so far) converted to Lync from legacy Siemens phones. Thanks, Dan
Hello Everyone, University of the Pacific is investigating UC solutions and is indeed a passenger in the same boat. We will pilot Office 365 offerings for VC, UC, and perhaps VoIP, and we have a Cisco VoIP solution. I would be open to having a discussion on this as well. Please include me if one will be scheduled. Thanks, Faye Faye Snowden, PMP OIT-Director of Communications Infrastructure University of the Pacific Stockton, CA 95211 Office: 209 946-3968 Fax: 209 932-4003
Would folks be interested in participating on a group conference call on this if I put one together? I posed this question on several email lists, and it seems there are a lot of schools struggling with this issue at the moment. Dave >
I'm willing to share our experiences. Thanks, Dan
We are just starting a this project, and would be interested. Lucinda Parker, MBA PMP Interim Data Warehouse Director IRT Project and Policy Manager California State University, Sacramento AIRC 3010 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6065 (916) 278-7727
I do have interest in participating on this discussion as well. Please send me the invitation to the webinar. Thanks, Adenor Aragão, PMP Senior Project Manager p: 1-630-353-7075 (x1977075) e:
We would also be interested in participating, please send any information. Thank you, Anthony -- Anthony Marino Manager - Learning Environments & Technology Services Academic Computing & Communications Center University of Illinois @ Chicago 312-355-0840 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at
UNC is currently a Cisco VoIP customer as well. We also have our student email hosted with and are considering moving them to Office 365. If a conference call does come together regarding this topic, we would like to participate. Thank you, Ryan Rose Director of Information Technology Information Management & Technology University of Northern Colorado Campus Box 19 Carter Room 14 Greeley, CO 80639 Office: 970-351-1421 Cell: 970-539-0532
Lynn University is also Cisco VoIP and live@edu for students. We would like to participate as well. Chris Boniforti CIO Lynn University
Mercyhurst has students on live and in-house exchange. We are looking at adding VOIP to our existing PBX, so we would definitely be interested in what others have decided and are doing. Please include us in your conference. Lorraine Lorraine Frownfelter System Administrator Mercyhurst University 501 East 38th Street Erie, PA 16546 (814)824-3360 The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. - Walt Whitman
University of Scranton would also like to participate: - Cisco VoIP - hosted Live@edu for everyone; students, faculty and staff - planning for move to Office 365 next year Lorraine T. Mancuso Director, PMO Sent from my iPad
Princeton is interested in participating 9/6. Please send me meeting information. Barrie Sutton, PMP Senior IT Project Consultant, Princeton Project Office Princeton University Phone (609) 258-2714
Hi Barrie, The call is scheduled for 9/7 at 10am EDT. I am waiting on the call-in info, which I'll hopefully post soon. Dave >
We have some folks at Loyola University Maryland that would like to participate since we are going through some of the same transitions and piloting. Please include us with the call in information. Thanks! Scott Sax (410) 617-5403 Sent from my iPad
I accidentally deleted the email with the adobe connect information that was scheduled for sept. 12. Can anyone forward me the email again. Thanks Michael G. Abelaj Director, Project Management Office Barnard College, Columbia University 

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
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Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University * 610-758-4009

Hi Dave, Will you be posting the call info to the listserv? If not, please include me in the communication as I have people from Tufts that will attend. Thanks! - Brian _____________________________________________ Brian Miller, PMP, PgMP, ITILv3 Project Services Manager University Information Technology (UIT) Tufts University 169 Holland Street, Suite 211B, Somerville, MA 02144 Tel:  617-627-6209 Fax: 617-627-3205 Email:
I sent the call information to the Project Listserv last night. A few other people have indicated that they received the email. Please let me know if you need me to resend. Sherri Yerk-Zwickl (sent from mobile device)