Partner Webcast: Cloud Services Prep for EDU Providers

Oxford Computer Group has scheduled a webinar that will touch on the Identity Management issues that need to be addressed for cloud services, including Live@edu and Office365. Friday, November 11th, 2012, 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Duration 30 minutes. Registration Link: http://www.oxfordcomputergroup.com/news/events/webinar-cloud-services-prep-for-edu-providers-278.php Webinar Description:  Cloud Services Prep for EDU Providers This 30 minute webinar is intended…

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How do YOU pronounce FOPE? Sign in for the first time

If you are an Exchange Online or Outlook Live tenant administrator, then you can access the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Administration Center via a hyperlink in the Exchange Control Panel. And with a few additional steps, you can login directly to the FOPE Admin Center. Accessing the FOPE Admin Center from the Exchange…

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How do YOU pronounce FOPE? An Introduction

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) is the default messaging security solution for Exchange Online (Office 365) and Outlook Live (Live@edu)! The transition to FOPE for existing Outlook Live domains is nearly complete, and all new tenants are provisioning with FOPE from from the start. Both services can now benefit from FOPE’s enterprise-class reliability, multi-engine…

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Update for Lync for Mac 14.0.1 helps connect to Lync Online

  We had a few customers having some issues connecting to Lync Online from Lync for Mac 2011.  The good news is this past weekend we provided a Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.1 Update package available for download to help correct some of these issues. This update will also be available to Lync for…

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What type of hardware do I need for a Dirsync server?

  This was a question asked by a community college customer deploying Office 365 for Education near Seattle.    Dirsync server syncs AD user objects, groups, contacts to Office 365. User objects are synced as MSO IDs and all mail enabled objects are synced to Exchange Online.   What server hardware do I need for…

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Partner Event: OCG European Identity & Access Summit 2011

In partnership with Microsoft and complementary technology partners, Oxford Computer Group (OCG) is again hosting the European Summit for Microsoft Identity and Access. This year the theme is “Managing Identity and Access on-premise and in the Cloud” with a focus on Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010, complementary technologies, including access and authorization with AD…

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Useful PowerShell Command Builder tool to help you design PowerShell scripts for your Office 365 tenant

  If you are new to PowerShell or the Office 365 specific tenant cmdlets in PowerShell, here is a nice tool called the PowerShell Command Builder. It allows you to visually build your Office 365 tenant PowerShell scripts.  It doesn’t have Exchange Online PowerShell but is a great start to learning tenant scripts.   Pick…

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FREE Webcast Series

Between now and Christmas 2011 we’ll be running a free webcast series that we’d like you to be a part of! Over three sessions we’ll be talking about what Microsoft Live@edu is, how you can deploy and migrate to it, and how you can promote it at your institution. There will be lots of opportunities…

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BES integration with Exchange Online in Education

We have had a lot of interest from our education customers on integration with BES in Exchange Online in Office 365.  This is something that has not been available in Live@EDU in the past. RIM is making their BlackBerry Could Services for Microsoft Office 365 available at no cost.  While the general availability is scheduled…

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How can I troubleshoot ADFS issues with Office 365?

  This was asked by a university in Southern California. Here are some new tools to help you troubleshoot your ADFS and your Office 365 setup: ADFS Connectivity Analyzer tool You can also use the Remote Connectivity Analyzer to help you troubleshoot your ADFS configuration or other coexistence settings. I provided my on prem AD…

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