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Sep 2 2016

New file sync and sharing platform

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Dear Colleagues,

I am emailing you to announcement that the Department of Earth, Ocean and
Atmospheric Sciences now offers a file synchronization and sharing
platform called ownCloud.

Many of you are familiar with ownCloud and possibly have your own server
or use ownCloud somewhere else. The widespread demand for ownCloud,
coupled with the challenges of using UBC's Workspace solution has prompted
me to offer a service for everyone in the department that is managed by

If you have your own server running ownCloud this will not affect your
server, however you may want to discuss a migration to this server.

To access the department's ownCloud server you need to migrate your email
account as per the announcement made earlier this week (referenced at Once you
have your EOAS user name and password and have completed the migration
process, you can access ownCloud at

This service is a direct response to requests made by you, our user
community. Over the next few days additional information will be posted on
our knowledge base web site with steps to install the ownCloud desktop
client on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. If you have any
questions or concerns about this service, please contact us at or email me directly at

Thank you,

Tom Yerex.

"Wax on, wax off." ~ Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid (1984)
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