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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  • 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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  • As you can see here, it has migrated the small number of emails from the IMAP server to the new Outlook Live interface. 

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