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Queen's University

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An initiative becomes a project when it meets the following high-level criteria:


  • the requirements are defined;
  • based on the requirements, the tool/application/infrastructure has been chosen; and
  • the budget, scope, timeline and resources have been identified and committed.

Current Projects:


Project Brief Description Start Date Target End Date
Student Timetables in Office 365 Students' timetable information will be available in their Office 365 calendars via an iCal feed that can be subscribed to from MyQueensU. 2013 (Q2) 2014 (Q1)
Identity Manager Our Sun Identity Management System (IDM) is being replaced as a result of Sun being purchased by Oracle, and a need to realign our identity management system with current requirements. 2013 (Q2) 2014 (Q2)
Ubiquitous Wireless Coverage ITServices is working hard to provide wireless Internet access everywhere on campus, for both indoor and outside spaces. 2013 (Q1) 2014 (Q3)
Fundamental Network Improvements
A comprehensive audit, analysis and overhaul of the Queen's core network infrastructure is being undertaken to improve the efficiency and resiliency of the network. 2012 (Q2) 2013 (Q3)
New Single Sign-On Solution - Shibboleth
A full redesign and reimplementation of our Single Sign-On (SSO) system will be done in late 2012 and 2013. This service will provide improved compatibility with cloud- and on premise-based web solutions. 2012 (Q2) 2013 (Q4)
Post Server Decommissioning

The "Post" server hardware was installed in 2004, and currently supports @post email service and post web space hosting. @post email service will be phased out by 2014, while post web space hosting will be relocated to a new server.

2012 (Q4) 2014 (Q3)


Recently Completed Projects:


Project Brief Description Completion Date
Microsoft Student Advantage

Under the Student Advantage program students will be licenced to download the entire MS Office ProPlus suite to their personal computers for free.   Their licence will continue until they leave Queen's. With this new student program MS Office ProPlus will be available free to students attending schools that have licensed MS Office for all its employees.   When Queen's implemented Microsoft Exchange Server as the new email and calendaring solution for staff, faculty and researchers, MS Office was licenced for all staff, faculty and researchers as well. 

2014 (Q1)
Microsoft Lync Queen's collaboration tools will be enhanced with the addition of the Lync service for all staff, faculty and students in Fall 2013. Lync provides instant messaging, screen-sharing and virtual whiteboards, all while offering real-time presence information for the Queen's community. 2013 (Q3)
Microsoft Office 365 Upgrade Microsoft is moving all users of its Office 365 service to an upgraded version in 2013. Queen's will be making the move on September 2, 2013. 2013 (Q3)
MyQueensU In August 2013, ITServices released a new version of MyQueensU that provides an improved user experience and is optimized for mobile devices. 2013 (Q3)
Decommission Dial-Up Service

Effective June 18, 2013, ITServices discontinued dial-up service. This change will enable ITServices to realign resources toward more value added service offerings.

2013 (Q2)
WebPublish II Replace the application currently being used as our web content management system (CMS) with Drupal, an open source CMS. 2013 (Q2)



Updated 21 January 2014


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