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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  • For those who have not seen or experienced Live@edu before, it is a cloud email service designed for schools, colleges and universities. While it rivals Google Apps for Education and its front facing Gmail application, Outlook Live acts very much like Exchange with Outlook Web Access. 

    But how often do you get a good, in-depth sneak around the behind-the-scenes? If you've ever been curious as to what your email administrators can do with your email and mailboxes, scroll on through this screenshot gallery.

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  • While ordinary students using Live@edu will not have this privilege, administrators with a default email account will have an option to drop down and select to manage the entire organisation's email.

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  • Here will be the full list of your school, college or university. This includes the display name and email address of all students (and possibly staff) who are using the Live@edu email system. You can reset passwords from here and import new users, which can be run by scripts based on incoming students for the first year of study.

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    To read more about this gallery, head on over to the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

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Topics: Collaboration, Cloud, Google, Microsoft

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