Office 365: Exchange Online and the 'out of box' experience

Office 365: Exchange Online and the 'out of box' experience

Summary: A series covering Office 365 in depth: in this screenshot gallery, the 'out of box experience' from the moment you receive your password.

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  • The desktop configurator needs to be installed to get the full functionality out of the desktop applications. Some updates are included in this, plus the Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assistant which installs a plug-in to your browsers to by-pass the need to use the Lync Web App.

  • The process only takes a few minutes on a fast broadband or corporate Internet connection.

  • Once you sign in to Lync for the first time, you have no access to your Global Address List, unfortunately. However, it's important to remember that the service is still in beta and is yet to be finalised. Nevertheless, you can still add your corporate contacts by typing in their email address and adding them manually. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Cloud, Collaboration, Software

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  • RE: Office 365: Exchange Online and the 'out of box' experience

    Got the beta finally - it's sweet.
    jessiethe3rd
  • RE: Office 365: Exchange Online and the 'out of box' experience

    Re comment for slide 11 hell get your facts right! All users now have 10GB of email storage in Live@Edu. This has been guaranteed to continue in the transition to Office 365 for Edu, it even looks like inboxes for all Office 365 edu user are going to 25GB<br><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/liveatedu/learn-about-office-365.aspx?locale=en-US&country=US#2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.microsoft.com/liveatedu/learn-about-office-365.aspx?locale=en-US&country=US#2</a>
    aredubbya
  • RE: Office 365: Exchange Online and the 'out of box' experience

    365 has a nice interface and MS has definitely improved some things. However, at $72/user/yr with Sharepoint the only office app included, it's not enough value compared to Google Apps for Business.
    Mark Fern