Behind the scenes of Microsoft's Live@edu

Behind the scenes of Microsoft's Live@edu

Summary: A walkthrough 'how it works' guide to Microsoft's student-focused cloud email application.

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  • Using a script to collate Active Directory linked passwords from usernames (plus the domain name of the school, college or university), simply plug the values  into one giant CSV file and upload it to the Live@edu wizard. It's surprisingly simple, to be honest.

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  • The final screen runs through all the options you have selected. Live@edu uses CSV files as well as PowerShell, so even though it is very easy to transport existing IMAP inboxes to the cloud-based Live@edu, its possible to use open source tools too. 

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  • Domain settings can take up to 72 hours to complete properly so during this process, Live@edu collects email from the old IMAP server still and transports it to Outlook Live - so it is available on the old and new email system. It regularly checks for new email too, so users can use both during the domain transition. Once one stops working, Live@edu takes over and starts running on its own.

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