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Greetings once again from the Webministry of the East Kingdom!

badge WebministerThe migration of our Kingdom’s email services to Google for Nonprofits proceeds apace. We have now moved 11 branches and the Kingdom Exchequer and his team, and have 7 more branches scheduled for next week. These are out of totals of 67 branches, 11 Kingdom Offices, 3 event sites, and 9 guilds.

Now we have a problem. We’re trying to schedule such that after we receive a branch’s list of officers and create their new accounts, they have a week to get their password set and get accustomed to the new environment before they have to rely on that environment to get their jobs done. However, we don’t have anything to schedule, and this is starting to open up days off on our calendar. We have 4 people doing these migrations, don’t worry about setting us up for days off, we’re covering that just fine internally.

Please, we need the user information spreadsheets returned from every branch or we can’t proceed. (If you’re about to hold elections for all of your Officers, please feel free to hold off until after that. Migrating everything once is enough, we don’t need to do it twice.) Our goal is to complete this migration before the end of the reign of Their Majesties Ivan and Mathilde, which means we have to be migrating something at least every other day in order to succeed. That includes weekends, and holidays. But we can’t migrate without users to migrate.

As a reminder, our calendar can be viewed at:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=eastkingdom.org_dcek3kr248eacjml9p80dhtb6s%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

Also, our Frequently Asked Questions List is accessible at:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F06cqIWGC-bwvzQvhS9jmiIfTkIrkP7cW5uCYIdk-Nk/edit#heading=h.l063q61crntx

Progress is definitely being made on the mechanism that will be used to manage officer transitions in the future (we’re starting to test), and that has lead to some advances in working with mailing lists. I expect these will be ironed out in the next week or so and ready for public consumption.

As always, please direct any questions or concerns to gfnp@eastkingdom.org.

In Service,
Joel Messerer
East Kingdom Deputy Webminister for Services