It’s turning out to be a bumper week for Office 365 Education updates. Earlier this week it was announced that SkyDrive Pro was increasing the default storage quota from 7 GB to 25 GB and starting from now Office 365 Education Exchange Online mailbox quotas are doubling to 50 GB FREE!
When will I see my mailboxes get bigger?
Stephen Brown, a product manager on the Exchange team, made the announcement yesterday on the Office 365 technology blog that the increased quota would be rolling out from yesterday through to November so keep an eye out for the bigger quota over the next few weeks and months. This is a tremendous improvement, and one that I hope will benefit students, teachers, admin folks, and researchers across education.
If you’re an IT admin there are some tips to remember to make managing large mailboxes even easier:
- Administrators can reduce mailbox quotas – 50GB is the maximum size, but this can reduced if required. To find out how to set Exchange Online mailboxes sizes and limits in the Exchange Online environment, see the Microsoft Support article.
- If you’re running Outlook 2013 on the desktop you can use the powerful features of ActiveSync to configure Outlook to only synchronise mail from within a period of time, thereby preventing huge OST files: