For those of you who did not know, I have been actively involved with the deployment of Outlook Live to UNISA (http://www.unisa.ac.za). I am very proud today to send this out on behalf of everyone involved in the deployment of Live@Edu at UNISA. The largest deployment of Live@Edu in South Africa and indeed amongst the largest deployments in the world.
After more than two years of dedication of the project teams at UNISA, Microsoft and GijimaAst the following showcase provides a look at this amazing triumph. Have a look at the URL attached (check under “Middle East & Africa” for the UNISA – ZAR case study); and feel proud of the South African success story.
The short case study video will never capture the amount of effort countless people had to invest in making this project an success, while constantly driving the limits of what the solution was design for. For their efforts I would like to thank everyone involved.
The deployment centres around Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 that manages over 450,000 student mailboxes, 1,100,000 student Active Directory credentials and over 500,000 student records. With a lot of tweaking and work from UNISA and Microsoft we manage to run delta operations on these records every 30 minutes making sure that UNISA students get their credentials as soon as humanly possible.