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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  • 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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  • Creating new email inboxes is easy. It instantly updates so as soon as the mailbox is created, the new user can start to send and receive email. They can also be given a mailbox plan, to be given certain rights over other students, if they are deemed appropriate. This can include giving staff accounts access to the Global Address List such as in this case, and students no access to the full directory of users.

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  • You can also add certain users to groups. This allows mass mailing of students or staff sitting on particular committees or engaged in one particular activity. It might be easier using specialist mailing software like Sympa, but Live@edu has this functionality built in. 

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Topics: Collaboration, Cloud, Google, Microsoft

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