Dear Colleagues,

Overnight, we have completed the export of data from Oracle. Work now continues over the weekend to import this data into Google Calendar, look out on this blog for regular updates.

Our previous blog has a reminder of the caveats with the data migration, along with the extended support options available to you across all of next week.

Key points to accessing Google calendar today and this weekend:

  • You can add new events to Google calendar from Thursday 11 April (but before 15 April please check Oracle Calendar for any potential clashes).
  • You can access Google calendar via the login page on the Calendar support website or via the Calendar link in the top toolbar in Gmail.
  • Make sure that you are only looking at your calendar. Under ‘My calendars’ on the left, select your  calendar name and click the drop-down arrow that appears to the right and chose ‘Display only this calendar’.
  • Please wait for the completion of the data migration on Monday 15 April before checking events or deleting duplicates or adding in missing events.
  • Do not delete duplicates unless you are the ‘Owner’ of the event to avoid any confusion (from Monday 15th please).
  • ‘Owners’ will be informed if some meetings have not migrated and they should be responsible for recreating those meetings in Google Calendar.
Please note that no data will be lost. Oracle Calendar will be available to view till at least the end of August 2013.
Advice & support

Any questions?

Mally Mclane
Communication and Collaboration Services Manager
University of Bristol