Action required: Changes to Live@edu SSO Toolkit

Important Changes As per the recent posting on Outlook Live Answers, there are some changes that will need to be made if you are using SSO. The URL used to validate a Windows Live ID is changing, so any single sign-on solutions that are built using the Microsoft Live@edu SSO Toolkit must be modified to…


History Reimagined

Man on the moon That was, like, 42 years ago, right?   Just imagine how many calculations – complex calculations – had to be performed to ensure every last detail was correct? The scary thing is there is probably more power in your mobile phone these days than they had at all back then. An…


Three new UK universities adopting Microsoft Live@edu

Heading to Brighton, Plymouth or Huddersfield this year? Then you’re in for a treat at these three universities as well as many other academic institutions will be rolling out Microsoft Live@edu to their students starting this academic year. Great news! Are you? Are you rolling out Live@edu ready for September? We’d love to hear from…


In case you missed it…

Could you repeat that? Over the last week we hosted two free deployment webcasts where I talked about the next steps after enrolling for Live@edu. Topics included: Proving domain ownership Provisioning users Migrating data Automating management If you weren’t there, WHERE were you?! The good news is that you can now check out both sessions…


Using more than 1 Windows Live ID at a time…

Hotmail users, rejoice! A comment that I get quite often is that it’s “not possible to user more than one Live ID at a time”; that is to say that you can’t be logged into Live@edu at the same time as being logged into Windows Live Hotmail. That’s half true. Let me explain… Live@edu can…


Configuring regional settings automatically

Hello! Hej! હેલ્લો Ciao! Tere! नमस्ते Hallo! No matter where you are in the world it seems there’s a word for “hello”. Of course, it’s not always spelled the same way!   The same can be said for many other words, so making sure that you’ve got the correct regional settings configured is important for…


FREE Live@edu Deployment Webcast

Who likes free stuff? I know I do! Well, I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join our FREE deployment webcast where you can hear about some of the many ways in which you can get the most value from the service. There’ll also be lots of time for Q&A with our…


To delete, or not to delete?

Summer’s here! At least, that’s what I’m told – I just wish the weather would show it… I also know that for many IT administrators the next few weeks can be the busiest of the year. One of the processes that many will be familiar with is deleting the leavers and creating accounts for all…


OneNote now available for iPhone!

Live@edu users may be familiar with Microsoft OneNote in its Web App form, and how you can use OneNote 2010 as part of the Microsoft Office suite to synchronise your notes to SkyDrive. The great news is that we’ve taken that a step further, and you can now get OneNote for your iPhone, too! Some…


School’s OOF for summer!

Most (if not all!) schools across the United Kingdom are now off for the summer break and won’t be back until the first week of September. Apart from the most committed students and teachers most people will probably be checking their email accounts less frequently than normal and for many students “school” becomes a dirty…