The University of Texas at Austin

Appreciating and Honoring Those Who Built IT at UT Austin

November 2, 2012

After 18 years of service, the University Mailbox Service (UMBS) was retired this week. UTmail, powered by Google and the upgraded Austin Exchange Messaging Service replace UMBS and are available to students, faculty and staff at the University and include benefits and additional security not available through the old service.

A memorial event was held on November 1, 2012 to share UMBS stories and convey gratitude to those who developed and maintained this critical campus-wide service. Kudos to Bill Bard, Senior Lecturer, Cockrell School of Engineering and Jeff Hayward, Office of Telecommunication Services for creating and building UMBS almost two decades ago. And special thanks to Don Nash, Senior Software Engineer, Information Technology Services (ITS) for leading the technical upgrades and nurturing UMBS over the years. Along with many others, they helped UT Austin evolve "IT-wise" into a world-class public research university.

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