In honor of Sys Admin Day!

In honor of Sys Admin Day, I’m posting something in the oft-neglected “geek much?” category. 🙂 Happy day, nerds! Try to get outside and get a little sun on your pasty selves.*

This weekend our email and calendars (and a bunch of other things) are switching from Novell to Exchange. I’ve never worked in a Windows environment before. I didn’t realize how good I had it in grad school when I learned to love L.A.M.P. I’m a Mac person and have had a few difficulties working in Microsoftville. My current favorite is that I can’t get the info from a webform in anything other than Access** – well, I could get emails – but the potential reach for the form is 5,800 students. Right now I’m working on syncing my MS powered email/calendar, with my Mac Mail/iCal (do I *really* want to use Mac Mail?!), with my Google Calendar on my Android phone. It *seems* to be working. When I add new events to my iCal it syncs with my Google Calendar and ergo my phone. However, when we make the switch this weekend I’m going to need to figure out if I need to mess with defaults and setting so the work calendar and ALL the events auto sync with the Google Calendar. From what I’ve read, it seems like it should do this – but I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s not going to work like that. I also proxy into three other calendars, and I’d love for those to show up on my phone in different colors.

It’s going to be a fun ride. Apparently when I get in on Monday, my email box will be empty.

It's so evil - because there should be one system, but how AWFUL would it be if there was ONE SYSTEM?? What's a gal supposed to do?

Is this too much to ask for?!


* I know many Sys Admins and even like some. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one with a tan, and I’m in Texas. I’ve seen a few with sunburns.
** Dear nerd friends, I’m sure you all have ways around this, but my powers are limited here. 🙁

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