March 29, 2006
Phase II Classes

Here's a schedule for the face-to-face classes we're going to be offering over the next few months. Note that different locations can accomodate different class numbers. If you want to bring your own laptop, indicate that when you sign up (put the information in 'Notes'). Also, let us know if your laptop requires a hard-wired Ethernet connection or if it can use wireless.

All classes are half-day classes.

Sign-up for these classes through the link to the right (Signup for Outlook-Exchange)

Linn County
Max class size: 20
Min class size: 10

---Wednesday, April 12, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Linn County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Linn County

---Thursday, April 13, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Linn County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Linn County

Union County
Max class size: 15
Min class size: 8

---Wednesday, April 19, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Union County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Union County

---Thursday, April 20, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Union County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Union County


Iowa State University Campus
Max class size: 20
Min class size: 10

---Wednesday, April 26, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training on Campus
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training on Campus

---Thursday, April 27, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training on Campus
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training on Campus

---Thursday, June 22, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training on Campus
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training on Campus

---Friday, June 23, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training on Campus
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training on Campus

Jefferson County
Max class size: 20
Min class size: 10

---Tuesday, May 2, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Jefferson County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Jefferson County

---Wednesday, May 3, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Jefferson County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Jefferson County

Hancock County
Max class size: 20
Min class size: 10


---Tuesday, May 23, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Hancock County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Hancock County

---Wednesday, May 24, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Hancock County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Hancock County

Woodbury County
Max class size: 12
Min class size: 8

---Wednesday, June 14, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Woodbury County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Woodbury County

---Thursday, June 15, 2006---
9:00 AM - noon | Outlook/Exchange Training in Woodbury County
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Outlook/Exchange Training in Woodbury County

Posted by dcoates at 02:31 PM
Where we are

Since beginning the Outlook-Exchange rollout last fall, we've converted nearly 900 staff to new email and calendaring.

You have all been a huge part of making the conversion successful. Thanks for setting aside the time to attend training, to sign up for accounts, and to switch to the new system.

Posted by dcoates at 01:38 PM
More Outlook/Exchange Training

When we introduced Outlook and Exchange to Extension staff last fall, we concentrated on email and individual calendars. However, as many of you have discovered, Outlook and Exchange can do much more.

We are about to roll out what we're calling Phase II Outlook-Exchange training. Topics will include:

  • Group scheduling: creating, using, editing
  • Sharing calendars: optional, current settings, setting permissions, accessing a shared calendar
  • Resources: what they are, resource policies, scheduling
  • Tasks: creating, editing, completing
  • Tips & Tricks: adding holidays to your calendar, dragging and dropping shortcuts
  • Getting help
  • Review of: contacts, quotas, archiving, meetings

Training (schedule coming soon) will be offered in each area. You can sign up for training in your area or in another location if it's closer or more convenient. Phase II training is optional and we know that not everyone will be able to attend. In addition to face-to-face training, we're also going to hold monthly Breeze meetings on specific topics. Online resources, including videos and documentation, will also be available.

Posted by dcoates at 01:28 PM