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    Outlook Live Required URL Changes

    In September 2010 we told our Live@edu customers about a required URL change for connections to Outlook Web App to support better interoperation with Live ID. This URL change requires schools to now use the URL http://outlook.com/<domain> to access...
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    Partner Event: The Real-World Value of Identity & Access Management with FIM 2010

    Microsoft Partner, Oxford Computer Group (OCG), is running a FREE seminar on the business value of Identity and Access Management and the capabilities of Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this important...
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    Salford Software Event 16th Feb 2011

    As I’ve said before the Microsoft partner ecosystem is a hub of constant activity and as such another of our partner companies, Salford Software, is running an event at our offices in Edinburgh on the 16th of February. Salford Software is running an event...
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    Partner Event: Microsoft Office 365 prep for Education Providers

    At Microsoft in general, but especially in the UK we have a fantastically rich partner ecosystem, and within the education space alone there is a huge number of partner companies out there who can help with all sorts of projects. Oxford Computer Group...
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    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...
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    Looking Ahead: 2011

    Hello! I suppose I really should introduce myself as it has been a few months since my predecessor, Ben Nunney, contributed to this blog. My name is James Marshall and I’m the new UK Live@edu Deployment Specialist. Since I took over from Ben back in September...
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    A Fond Farewell

    As part of a few changes we’re making to both the UK Live@edu team and the way that we communicate with customers, we will no longer be regularly updating this blog. We’re going to leave all of the content up so any links and videos will...
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    Live@edu Implementation Guide

    Ben and the rest of the UK Live@edu team have just finished updating the Live@edu Implementation Guide . It covers a wide range of advice and guidance that is helpful as you plan to move your email services to the free Live@edu service, based in our cloud...
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    Live@edu in Further Education

    I spend a lot of time talking to customers about Live@edu - whether it's talking about deployment specifics or giving a migh higher level overview. This week I teamed up with our Further Education Business Manager, Amanda Bicknell, to try a new way of...
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    Please excuse us whilst we’re changing

    Over the next week, we are moving the thousands of blogs that run on the blogs.msdn.com site over to a completely new web platform, which will give us lots of new ways of keeping in touch. We’ve had a trial run already, and it seems to be pretty smooth...
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    What happens in Dublin…

    A common ask I get from customers – both new and old – is for more information around our European data center in Dublin. It’s where all of the Outlook Live data for UK customers is held, alongside hosting for our other cloud services offerings outside...
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    Upgrade your Management Agent

    As mentioned previously, the upgrade to R4 of Outlook Live is well underway – all administrator accounts have been upgraded, and we’re in the process of migrating all of the R3 user mailboxes too. Now that you’ve had a chance to look at R4 and some of...
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    Transport Rules

    To celebrate Release 4 of Outlook Live, I’m creating a few screen casts of some of the best and most helpful new features we’ve introduced into the product. The first of these focuses on Transport Rules – how helpful they can be for compliance, how flexible...
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    Announcing Outlook Live Release 4!

    It doesn’t feel like long ago that I was sat in my summer clothes telling you all about R3 of Outlook Live – and yet here we are, 6 months later, pretending not to eat too many mince pies and talking about Outlook Live R4. You won’t see a huge user...
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    How did Brockenhurst do it?

    In what seems to be a regular event, I want to share another customer story with you. This time it's Brockenhurst College - situated in the New Forrest, it has 3,000 sixth form students and 9,000 adult learners to provide a service for. Since deploying...
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    Brand Me Happy

    Hi there! My name is Huw Michael – I’m an infrastructure technical architect for Royal Holloway, University of London . The cloud services guys at Microsoft asked me to write a blog post describing our motivation and experiences in migrating to Outlook...
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    An Interview with Edinburgh Napier University…

    Edinburgh Napier University prides itself on being progressive, regularly doing things differently. They are in the top ten for graduate employability in the UK , it’s an approach that seems to be working. In another blog post dedicated to the voice of...
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    Need a little time?

    We are extending the deadline for signing up to the ‘Organisational Terms of Use’ for your domains"! For those customers who have yet to sign up to the new Terms of Use and want to, you now have until 5pm on Friday 25th September to visit the website...
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    What Makes an Email Address?

    Some customers say it’s a student’s name. Some say it’s the student number. Others go for a combination of name, year of birth, and how many pets they have. Almost every customer asks the same question when planning their Live@edu deployment – how should...
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    Hello, Moodle!

    The Microsoft Live Services Plug-in for Moodle I’m very pleased to be able to announce a whole new way to integrate Live@edu into your virtual learning environment! This plug-in is a free download that provides integrated access to Live@edu services such...
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    From the Horse’s Mouth…

    This is the first in a series of posts where I hand the reigns of the blog over to one of our customers. I’ve invited James Mason, Senior Portal Developer at the University of Chichester, to (in his own words) “mess up the Blog with some illiterate rambling...
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    Introducing GalSync

    The new version of GalSync (formerly ELMA) is now available! Version three of our management agent for ILM has now been released, and goes under the new name of GalSync. Formerly called ELMA (for Exchange Labs Management Agent), the name change not only...
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    The Ultimate Answer…

    While 42 is generally accepted as the answer to life, the universe, and everything, it doesn’t really help when you type it into PowerShell. That’s why we’ve launched a brand new service for customers to get together, post questions, search through issues...
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    Fighting Phish and Eating Spam…

    I want to talk about spam. Once a versatile wartime merging of meats, it’s fast become the scourge of our inboxes. Last year alone, more than 60 trillion junk messages were sent, using enough energy to power a city almost the size of London. Each message...
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    Don’t Lose It!

    One of the Windows Live services that you can access as part of Live@edu is Office Live Workspaces . This is a great place to collaborate and share Office documents within your campus. Here’s a great video put together by our Office Live Workspaces team...
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