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 they are, and the real power they give administrators…

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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 experience change from R3…

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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 Live@edu, Brockenhurst have seen is that student use of their email service has…

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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 Live, and specifically providing some hints on branding the end user interface. Our institution…

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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 our UK Live@edu customers, our very own Chris Rothwell caught up with Scott…

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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 and click ‘I Accept’ for all domains…

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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 I format student’s email addresses? The truth here is that there’s…

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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 as e-mail, calendar, instant messaging and search within the Moodle environment. This newly integrated…

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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 about our recent implementation of Live@edu”. So,…

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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 reflects the move to Outlook Live from Exchange Labs, but brings a…

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