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Questions for schools that outsourced "students only" to Google for Education??
I’m hoping this is the right group to pose this question to, but if not – please let me know…..
Questions: Are there any colleges/universities out there that have outsourced student e-mail ONLY to Google – and are automatically provisioning student e-mail accounts on Google?? And if so – would you be willing to talk to us and explain to us exactly how you are managing this account provisioning process? Are you using canned Google tools?.....or did you have to write custom code? What kind of domain structure are you running to facilitate this automatic account provisioning?
Background: We are working on a project to outsource ONLY our student e-mail to an external provider – we have tentatively decided to go with Google for this service, but now we have a bit of a challenge. Due to the way our active directory is structured, (split domains between “students” and “employees”, but a common root), our technicians are telling us that there are some problems in trying to ONLY provision Google accounts for students – and that it would just be easier to provision Google accounts for everyone, and just not use (or disable?) the employee accounts. (We do NOT want to outsource employee accounts – those official e-mail addresses will be maintained on our existing Microsoft Exchange system.)
Any help or information that can be provided would be greatly appreciated…..
Dir, ITS/Customer Support Services
Central New Mexico Community College
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