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  • Blog Post: Live@edu - End of an Era

    It gives me great pleasure in announcing that we have now completed the Live@edu Upgrade program to Office 365. In the course of just a year, we have upgraded over 9 Million users, equating to 5000 customers; this has been no small feat by our engineering teams, nor our customers and a little celebration...
  • Blog Post: The Service Upgrade

    Over the course of the year until the end of September 2013, we are going to be rolling out the new Office 365 Education service to existing customers who are on the “ pre-upgrade Office 365 ”.  The service upgrade for Office 365 will deliver exciting new features, including: The new Office If you...
  • Blog Post: Two Accounts after Live@edu to Office 365 Upgrade

    Check out this video explaining the two accounts users will have after their institution upgrades from Live@edu to Office 365 Education.
  • Blog Post: IT Academy: Office 365 Education Training & Certification

    The upgrade process from Live@edu to Office 365 Education has begun, and if your organisation has an IT Academy subscription then you have access to the Office 365 training material and the ability to gain a Microsoft certification! Through using the IT Academy, your institution’s IT staff can be completely...
  • Blog Post: The new Office 365 Education is here!

    The new Office 365 Education is here! Yesterday Microsoft launched the next generation of Office 365 , but did you know this included Office 365 Education as well? We first launched Office 365 for education last June and since then we’ve heard inspiring stories from our customers including Kilmarnock...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Deployment Resources

    Updated: October 21st 2013 Over the last few months I’ve come across some fantastic resources to help customers deploy Office 365 more easily and more efficiently. I decided it was finally time to put a post together to bring all of those Office 365 Education deployment resources onto one page – I’ll...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Office 365 for education

    I love good news, and starting today the world’s best productivity, communications and collaboration experience is available to schools at no cost . Welcome to Office 365 for education ! “ The cloud and online learning are key trends transforming education today. Office 365 for education delivers a holistic...
  • Blog Post: Calendar Publishing in Live@edu

    So, you want to publish your calendar? In my last post I talked about how you could set up sharing free/busy information between two Live@edu environments but what about sharing your whole calendar with someone? When you click share in the calendar screen, by default, the options to publish the...
  • Blog Post: How to Create Compelling, Memorable Lectures with Microsoft PowerPoint Web App

    Meet Kevin, an undergrad at a large university in Oregon. Kevin lives on campus and uses his laptop everywhere from the library to his dorm, to the hallway outside the classroom. And he never goes anywhere without his smart phone, which he checks before, during, and after class. Kevin’s university provides...
  • Blog Post: How to transform your notes, media, and ideas with Microsoft OneNote Web App

    Meet Kevin, an undergrad at a large university in Oregon. Kevin lives on campus and uses his laptop everywhere from the library to his dorm, to the hallway outside the classroom. And he never goes anywhere without his smart phone, which he checks before, during, and after class. Kevin’s university provides...
  • Blog Post: How to streamline your communications with Microsoft Outlook Web App

    Meet Kevin, an undergrad at a large university in Oregon. Kevin lives on campus and uses his laptop everywhere from the library to his dorm, to the hallway outside the classroom. And he never goes anywhere without his branded phone, which he checks before, during, and after class. Kevin’s university...
  • Blog Post: Five Tricks to Quickly Analyse Data with Microsoft Excel Web App

    Class/subject – Personal Finance / Maths or Business Project/assignment: Spreadsheet analysis of typical consumer loan types and terms Meet Kevin, an undergrad at a large university in Oregon. Kevin lives on campus and uses his laptop everywhere from the library to his dorm, to the hallway outside the...
  • Blog Post: How to make the writing process easier with Microsoft Word Web App

    Meet Kevin, an undergrad at a large university in Oregon. Kevin lives on campus and uses his laptop everywhere from the library to his dorm, to the hallway outside the classroom. And he never goes anywhere without his smart phone, which he checks before, during, and after class. Kevin’s university provides...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for education

    As the dust settles after the annual BETT exhibition , and Olympia returns to normal I always make some time to look through the various forums and blogs that comment on the big announcements of the year. The big one for me was all the great news that came out about Microsoft Office 365 for education...
  • Blog Post: Telling a story…

    Everyone likes to talk to people doing similar things to them. It’s a fact of life that extends far beyond deploying Live@edu – and so I wanted to share with you a case study that we’ve just published. The University of Aberdeen were one of the first customers in the UK to adopt Live@edu. The university...
  • Blog Post: A Fresh Outlook

    Those of you on the Exchange Labs platform (and probably those on Hotmail too!) will have heard us talk about ‘Exchange Labs Release 3’ for a while. Release 3 is designed to improve the user experience of Exchange Labs, and offer a vastly improved product for both end users and administrators. It’s my...
  • Blog Post: Live Services – What’s New in Messenger?

    One of the biggest advantages of Live@edu is access to all of the Windows Live services with one Live ID. We recently released Windows Live Wave 3, making both the cloud based and desktop based worlds of Windows Live even better and easier than before. One of the biggest changes with Wave 3 is a whole...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 14 – What Live@edu is made of…

    As those of you running on the Exchange Labs platform are probably aware, Labs shares a codebase with the upcoming release of Exchange, currently called Exchange 14. The Exchange Team recently posted a video of KC Lemson and Jim Lucey, two E14 developers, to talk about the product and what’s to come...
  • Blog Post: POP goes the Hotmail…

    Whether you’re deployed on the Exchange Labs or the Hotmail platform, there’s some good news to light up the cold weather we’ve been having. Windows Live Hotmail now supports the POP3 protocol! Yes – we know – you’ve been asking for it, and I’m pleased to be able to share the details with you today....
  • Blog Post: Top Tips: #3 – It’s good to talk

    It’s time for the third instalment of our handy ‘top tips’, looking at the wider Live@Edu community. While this blog focuses on the UK, Live@Edu spans many countries around the globe – people the world over, from Aberdeen to Arkansas are integrating with portals, implementing single sign on, and using...
  • Blog Post: Top Tips: #2 – Know Where to Go

    In this second instalment of our handy ‘top tips’ (updated for the new support processes) we’re going to look at the ways and means of getting support for Live@Edu. Rather than just giving you one link or telephone number, there are a number of ways to get specialist help for the various areas of Live...
  • Blog Post: Top Tips: #1 – Windows PowerShell

    To celebrate the new year, we’ve put together 5 handy Live@Edu deployment tips to make even the most over-worked network administrator smile.. and I can think of no better place to start than Windows PowerShell. If you’re using Exchange Labs in your Live@Edu deployment (or even just testing it out),...
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