On July 6, Blake transitions from FirstClass to Google Apps including Gmail (our email service), Groups (our conference service) and Calendar.
Go here for an electronic version of the key dates leading up to the transition from FirstClass to Google Apps @Blake: http://goo.gl/9CYUf (case sensitive).
In the online version, click on any hyperlink (underlined and in the color blue), you can access helpful resources.
If you choose to make time this summer to become comfortable using Gmail + Groups and Calendar, then I would encourage you to take the two Google Self-Assessments (Calendar and Gmail + Groups) published on June 15 and July 9 to opt-out of the “Newbie” (novice) track. I will assume all employees (administrators, support staff, faculty, and TAs) to be on a novice track, but many of you will be ready for intermediate sessions. By taking the self-assessment and scoring an 80% or above, you will be registered for the intermediate session, which will provide substantial time for working and preparing for the year ahead. (And yes, you can take the self-assessment as many times as you would like to do so.)
Till then, have a wonderful summer filled with family, friends, and time for rejuvenation.