Viewport width =
July 21, 2008 | by  | in News |
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

Auckland Uni gets Google

The University of Auckland has announced that Google Apps – Google’s online email and office suite – will be made available to the University’s 50,000 students, staff and alumni.

The University of Auckland is the second university in New Zealand to take up the Google Apps service, after Waikato University announced similar plans earlier this year.

Google Apps Education Edition is free for all universities and includes Gmail, Google Calendar and Talk, in addition to Google Docs for spreadsheets, documents and presentations.

University of Auckland Information Technology services director Stephen Whiteside said Google Apps “provides a better service to students as well as a more user-friendly student email address that they can keep when they graduate.”

Google Docs will not replace Microsoft Office, but will instead offer students an alternative to the current programmes. The University said it plans to have Google Docs up and running by the end of the year.

An announcement is expected next month about similar upgrades to Victoria’s computer systems.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

About the Author ()

Editor for 2010, politics nerd, panda fan and three-time award-winning student journalist.

Comments are closed.

Recent posts

  1. Cuttin’ it with with Miss June
  2. SWAT
  3. Ravished by the Living Embodiment of All Our University Woes
  4. New Zealand’s First Rainbow Crossing is Here (and Queer)
  5. Chloe Has a Yarn About Mental Health
  6. “Stick with Vic” Makes “Insulting” and “Upsetting” Comments
  7. Presidential Address
  8. Final Review
  9. Tears Fall, and Sea Levels Rise
  10. It’s Fall in my Heart

Editor's Pick

This Ain’t a Scene it’s a Goddamned Arm Wrestle

: Interior – Industrial Soviet Beerhall – Night It was late November and cold as hell when I stumbled into the Zhiguli Beer Hall. I was in Moscow, about to take the trans-Mongolian rail line to Beijing, and after finding someone in my hostel who could speak English, had decided