What firewall ports do I need open to connect to Office 365 for Education?

This was a question for a large university in Arizona moving faculty, staff and students to Office 365. Here are the ports from the deployment guide (note: these are subject to change so refer here to the latest Port and IP list):   *SMTP Relay with Exchange Online requires TCP port 587 and requires TLS….


Deployment Webcast Recordings

We missed you! But that doesn’t mean you can’t catch up on our latest deployment webcasts any time you like! We record our webcasts so you can catch up on-demand, so below you’ll find both sessions embedded and available for download from Windows Live SkyDrive! Session 1 Click below to view the recording of the…


Learn how to deploy Live@edu on our free webcast!

Only 24 hours to go! There are only a few hours to go before the second episode of our free webcast series – register today! In this second part we’ll be concentrating on deployment and migration, covering some basic scenarios, resources available and tips for best practice. Of course, we’ll also be taking your questions…


64-bit Directory Synchronization tool available for download from Office 365 Portal

If you are planning to deploy the Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization tool (DirSync) for synchronization from Active Directory to Office 365, then we have some important news for you. There’s a 32-bit DirSync client AND a 64-bit DirSync client available for download at the Office 365 Portal!   Download the Directory Synchronization tool (DirSync)…


Partner Event: Salford Software on cost savings using Microsoft technologies!

In partnership with Microsoft, Salford Software is hosting two events for FE and HE organisations. With cost savings still a concern for many, the theme of the events is delivering efficiencies through Microsoft technologies. “Make it efficient, effective and exciting using Microsoft Technologies” will focus on how you can create a more efficient learning environment…


UK Live@edu Momentum News and Office 365 for Education Update

What a year! It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a year since the last BETT show in London – even scarier still to think that it’s just a few weeks until I, and the rest of the team, will be there again for BETT 2012! Way back in January we published our latest…


Office 365 for Education learning snack series: 1st Edition

  As a team, we have decided to post some videos on various Office 365 for Education topics. We call these short 5-6 minute videos ‘learning snacks’ so it is not too long and you can learn something in a ‘snack’ size quick format. The first edition in the series I created is on Exchange…


Introduction Webcast Recordings

Where were you? Did you miss out on our first two free webcasts all about Live@edu? Fear not! You can download and listen again to the recordings any time you like, as well as viewing the slides again – check out the slideshow below (embedded directly from SkyDrive!). Recording Links For the first webcast on…


A few customer questions about Office 365

  These are a few questions from a university in Washington state looking to move faculty, staff and students to Office 365: Can I have an AD domain of university.local  and use Federated ID (Single Sign On) with Office 365? Yes, provided you leverage an Internet routable domain for your UPN suffix.  For example university.local…