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  • Blog Post: Custom filtering, using transport rules on Outlook Live

    Live@EDU (Outlook Live) has a number of well published and documented security and compliance features, a few of them I have listed below (as well a reference for more information about each topic) – 1. Spam Filtering – http://help.outlook.com/en-US/140/dd251294.aspx 2. Cross Mailbox searches –...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Distribution Groups

    Mass Mail Dynamic distribution groups (DDGs) are a great way to manage groups in Live@edu, especially ones where the recipient list might change frequently or unpredictably. For example, you might want an “All Pupils” distribution group that sends a mail ...read more
  • Blog Post: How to integrate Live@edu into Moodle 2.0

    Moodlerooms, Inc., has developed an integration connecting Microsoft’s Live@edu services and Moodle, the world’s most widely-used Learning Management System. With this integration, Moodlerooms makes the rich functionality of Live@edu directly accessible ...read more
  • Blog Post: FREE Webcast Series

    Between now and Christmas 2011 we’ll be running a free webcast series that we’d like you to be a part of! Over three sessions we’ll be talking about what Microsoft Live@edu is, how you can deploy and migrate to it, and how you can promote it at your institution ...read more
  • Blog Post: Update the Live@edu SSO Toolkit to maintain single sign-on access on Office 365 Education

    The Live@edu SSO Toolkit 4.5 Update is supported as an interim solution in Office 365 Education until December 31, 2014 to give you more time to implement federation after the upgrade. This new update enables the Live@edu SSO Toolkit to continue working before, during, and after the upgrade from Live...
  • Blog Post: Automatic Replies & MailTips

    “Did you get my last email?” Have you ever sent an email to someone and wondered why you haven’t had a response? Is that distribution group you asked a question to ignoring you? Chances are you’ve encountered people who aren’t making best use of automatic ...read more
  • Blog Post: Partner Webcast: Planning Your Upgrade

    Do you want to get ahead of the game and plan your upgrade to Office 365, but you’re not sure how? Oxford Computer Group, a Microsoft Gold Partner, are offering a free webinar that covers how to plan your upgrade from Live@edu to Office 365 for education...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Learn how to deploy Live@edu on our free webcast!

    Only 24 hours to go! There are only a few hours to go before the second episode of our free webcast series – register today! In this second part we’ll be concentrating on deployment and migration, covering some basic scenarios, resources available and ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Global Education Partner Summit

    I have had a great time connecting with our education partners the last two weeks. Last week, we had an opportunity to talk about students and technology with a lot of our OEM partners from around the world. This week, at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, we hosted close to 200 education partners from...
  • Blog Post: Live@edu sets a new all time high user record, Office 365 starts blazing a trail

    According to Bing, 22 million could refer to a number of things today: the approximate population of Australia. the number of barrels of oil Ghana has produced since 2010 the number of workers that used a social network to land a job the ...read more
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: School in a Box Presentation Slides & eBook

    Reflecting on a great BETT, thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand, one of the most popular sessions within our Theatre Stand was the School in a Box presentation delivered by our Schools Business Managers, Sean O’Shea and Mark Reynolds . Delivered ...read more
  • Blog Post: IT Academy: Office 365 Education Training & Certification

    The upgrade process from Live@edu to Office 365 Education has begun, and if your organisation has an IT Academy subscription then you have access to the Office 365 training material and the ability to gain a Microsoft certification! Through using the...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Kentucky Department of Education saving $6.3m in costs with Live@edu

    Hi folks, Around a year ago,the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) rolled out Live@edu to their 174 school districts to much acclaim. We have just completed the formal case study on this fantastic state-wide implementation. I know you will all ...read more
  • Blog Post: Live@edu Upgrade Update

    By September 2013, all Live@edu customers will need to complete the upgrade to Office 365 for education. Microsoft will start to schedule your institution for the upgrade soon. By completing the upgrade process prior to the scheduled date, you control...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Vanderbilt CIO demos Windows Live Mesh 2011

    Vanderbilt CIO, Matthew Jett Hall, has recently posted a video covering how he uses our popular Windows Live Mesh cloud offering to ensure he ALWAYS has access to his files, wherever he happens to be. Vanderbilt recently started offering Live@edu to their users, and that means that anyone now with a...
  • Blog Post: Managing Office 365 for education using PowerShell

    PowerShell is cool – at least I think it is! We’ve been talking about using PowerShell to manage Live@edu since the early days of Exchange Labs , and several times since. As more and more customers complete the upgrade from Live@edu to Office 365 for...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Configuring regional settings automatically

    Hello! Hej! હેલ્લો Ciao! Tere! नमस्ते Hallo! No matter where you are in the world it seems there’s a word for “hello”. Of course, it’s not always spelled the same way!   The same can be said for many other words, so making sure that you’ve got the ...read more
  • Blog Post: Partner Event: OCG European Identity & Access Summit 2011

    In partnership with Microsoft and complementary technology partners, Oxford Computer Group (OCG) is again hosting the European Summit for Microsoft Identity and Access. This year the theme is "Managing Identity and Access on-premise and in the Cloud" ...read more
  • Blog Post: blog has moved

    Check out http://blogs.technet.com/b/educloud/archive/2011/08/29/welcome-to-microsoft-education-in-the-cloud.aspx See you there! Jonny ...read more...( read more ) ...read more
  • Blog Post: Banish Attachments Forever!

    Please see attached… Ok, put your hands up. Who still sends files as attachments in their email? Come on, be honest! I’m guilty of it myself – just ask my boss, after I dropped a 7MB “email bomb” on him recently. Despite having both SharePoint Online ...read more
  • Blog Post: Preparing Today’s Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

    Sharing my blog post published today on the Microsoft On The Issues blog here ... This week, people from around the world will gather at two education events in London – the Education World Forum (EWF) and the BETT trade show – to discuss how technology can help improve the state of education...
  • Blog Post: In case you missed it…

    Could you repeat that? Over the last week we hosted two free deployment webcasts where I talked about the next steps after enrolling for Live@edu. Topics included: Proving domain ownership Provisioning users Migrating data Automating management If you ...read more
  • Blog Post: How to update multiple SMTP addresses using PowerShell

    Hello out there in Live@EDU land!!  Recently I have had several requests for more information on updating multiple SMTP addresses via PowerShell.  In response I have put together a short video that outlines the guidance given on help.outlook.com and shows you how to put that to use in the real world...
  • Blog Post: Essential Reading: Office 365 for education

    If you’ve been looking at Microsoft’s cloud services for a while now, in particular Live@edu , then you may well have seen the trusty deployment guide that has helped many customers deploy Live@edu in their institutions successfully. Wouldn’t it be great ...read more
  • Blog Post: Support for Accessibility

    The topic of accessibility has come up in discussion with a number of Live@edu customers in the US recently, who want to understand support for it in Microsoft software. At Microsoft we’re committed to accessibility and have been investing for more than 20 years, making a tremendous impact on the lives...