Impact and dependencies on VPN and wireless
Wireless passwords will inevitably change and this will impact on all users of that service after a proposed period of dual running (c.6 months). Access to the central SSID may also be affected, as will how we support guest access and access provided to alumni.
There should be no impact on the VPN service.
Impact and dependencies on Office 365
Office 365 users may be affected if we change the way that Office 365 authenticates e.g. using Shibboleth. This may impact some users who don't use the same password for EASE and AD. The full extent of any impact will be investigated during the analysis work that is now planned. This will inform any decision about the final changes made.
Priority and Funding
This project is now a priority 1 project, with investigation of O365 changes planned so that any approved/agreed modifications can be implemented ahead of the commencement of the 16-17 academic year. It is priority number 2 within the ENT programme.
For reference, these are dates that must be considered when planning any changes:
Start of 16-17 year for CMVM students: 8th August [earliest group]
Special CAB dates: 21st August
Start of 16-17 year for other students: 19th September