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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  • 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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  • External contacts are designed for people external to your school, college or university which might have an important role to play nonetheless. This could include a police department or an emergency service located on campus. This allows non-university staff to send emails if necessary.

    You can also add MailTips to these external contacts to warn students and staff that they are not affiliated with the university, or that the account is unmonitored.

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