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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  • Reporting can be useful for administrators to see different trends of storage and service usage. It can show you how many Windows Live IDs are registered and how many Outlook Live users there are. 

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  • The closed campus policy allows only internal communications, ideal for K-12 schools, unless an exception is made. This blocks off all traffic from the outside world, including other *.ac.* and *.edu addresses which are not part of the domain system.

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  • Again, ideal for K-12 schools, the bad words policy allows emails not to be sent or received if certain words are part of the policy. This can be added to as and when needed, but as far as I am aware there is no in-built policy. This can be used against any word or even number sequence, should it be needed. If an email matches one of the words in the policy, it will simply not arrive at its destination.

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Topics: Collaboration, Cloud, Google, Microsoft

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