Office 365 today or wait for the next version

As you may have seen our Office Team is targeting simultaneous releases of the Office 365 service, Office 2013 clients, SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, Project 2013, and Visio 2013.  More information on these exciting releases can be found here: The New Exchange Reaches RTM! http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/10/11/the-new-exchange-reaches-rtm.aspx Lync 2013 reaches RTM! http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2012/10/11/lync-2013-is-finished.aspx SharePoint reaches RTM!…

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Getting started with your upgrade from Live@edu to Office 365 for education

Are you planning and preparing for your upgrade to Office 365 from Live@edu?   You may already have been notified that your institution can begin the upgrade. If you haven’t received a notice yet but would like to proceed, contact Live@edu Support to request the upgrade today.    Where can you find out more information about the upgrade?…

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Office 365 for education Deployment Resources

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 resources onto one page – I’ll keep adding to this as I find more useful or up…

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FBA customization with Office 365 and ADFS

First I’d like to give a shout out to Dmitrii who recently provided instructions on updating the FBA to support ADFS. I used his blog entry as a source to update my installation. I did have some minor changes but the original blog can be found here. By default with Office 365 you have WIA…

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Partner Event: Live@edu to Office 365

If you are a UK customer and in the midst of planning and preparing for your upgrade to Office 365 from Live@edu, then why not check out this free webinar from Microsoft partner Salford Software. They are running a series of webinars that discuss the options of upgrading from Live@edu to Office 365. In their…

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Federation Metadata Update Tool should be installed with every ADFS and Office 365 deployment

If you are deploying ADFS with Office 365, we have a federation metadata update tool available which we strongly strongly recommend you to deploy with any ADFS deployment used for federation with Office 365.  This update tool will automatically update the Office 365 service using update-msolfederateddomain cmdlet when the ADFS token signing certificate renews on…

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Partner Event: Benefits of Identity and Access Management

If you’re in the UK and can get to our London offices on December 4th then you might want to come along to Oxford Computer Group’s free event all about identity and access management – this is particularly relevant for Office 365 for education customers! In their own words: In Education, managing the entire lifecycle…

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