Anyone found the OH relay to be blocked now after last night?
I think even with the wealth of information put together by the Schools Broadband Working Group in Northants there was still a fair bit of information missing but that was only apparent when "The Time" came around. EMBC didn't do a huge amount to help (in my personal opinion and experience) but thankfully the guys at our new provider have been very good and very patient, despite being extremely busy with everything going on! I think the majority of us will have extensive notes on what to do next time round though :) (this is likely to be a more common occurrence now we're on our own of course!)
I've just been contacted by a school who haven't sorted out their email :$ I think they just expected it to suddenly appear as if by magic even though they knew they wouldn't be using EMBC. Ho Hum
All incoming Firewall rules should have been transferred 'as is' as KCOM. The MX Records will point at whatever service you chose (eg MailMarshal within the OH service) and then the pointer from MM will go to the specified service (eg OHMail, in-house server, etc). You have kept your existing emPSN WAN IPs so there would be no change there either.
If you have taken services from a mixture of different framework suppliers, or are mixing in-house and framework services, then you will have to go through and check that the various services are then sending traffic to the right place.
I would say that it is likely that the movement of some or all services, and the connectivity to/from them, will be a pretty common occurence in the future, but this will partly stem from a desire to change because of schools feeling they are not getting what they want and partly from believing that the grass is greener elsewhere.
It is also likely that the cost of change will be missed and it should be a factor when considering options in the future. There is sometimes little benefit to be gained by saving £2000 only for the man hours to cost more than this to do the change. The other consideration is that a change should bring an impact on education (a positive one that is) and quantifying that can sometimes be difficult.
If people are writing up their experiences and would like to share them then I would ask that all comments are kept constructive and not delving into 'blame management'. Lessons Learnt are an invaluable addition at the end of any project to help with future projects or even the management of steady state services.
Yes both of my schools are having the same problem.
I'm wondering how many people have actually noticed it's happening, with it being half term. I only noticed because a colleague happened to try to email his personal email address. Luckily there's been hardly anyone using email all day.
I'm assuming seeing as all the emails are sat on my Exchange server that when it does get fixed they'll all go through.
They should start to send, yes, although at which point they fail and get removed I'm not entirely sure. Probably depends on your setup.
We're not on half term here, and it's just stupid now. Surely it can't be that difficult to fix? I know those who chose the RM offering (supplied by KCOM directly) aren't having this issue... what a suprise.