Last year the district decided to replace Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office with Gmail and Google Apps for Education, saving tens of thousands of dollars each year and aligning the district to its strategic coherence plan. Our team has been manually uninstalling the software, being careful not to disrupt any other services. Over the past few days–while school was not in session–, our team manually removed Microsoft Office from most of the remaining computers.
Based on feedback from the technology committee, the district decided to leave Microsoft Office (without Outlook) on computers located in the district offices for specific tasks, with all office staff members using Google Apps in their interactions within the district. For more information regarding the rationale behind our district’s decision and the collective benefits, please view the GAFE Campaign details.
Note: Google Apps for Education (GAFE) was recently rebranded G Suite and they are synonymous.