Microsoft Cloud Services & Accessibility

Lots of people ask me about the ways that Live@edu can help them save money, or become more efficient but occasionally I get asked about how Microsoft makes its cloud services accessible to as many people as possible. Over at our education webcasts site we’ve posted up a webcast that talks about exactly that! “Our…


Emailing attachments in Live@edu–time to think again?

Since the first email was sent 40 years ago email use has grown to around 294 billion emails sent every day (in 2010). Even if most of that is spam, it still leaves the inescapable fact that email is pretty important. One of the great things you can do when sending an email is attach…


Considerations For Deploying Live@edu–Part 2: Migration

Moving to the cloud this summer? Getting signed up for Live@edu is only a small part of the project that is “deploying Live@edu”. If you’re running an existing mail service for your users the chances are you’re going to want to transfer as much existing mail and other data as possible. Planning your migration is…


SkyDrive – built for the modern web using HTML5

Have you been to http://skydrive.live.com recently? GO! Check it out! Something’s changed… It’s Faster Common tasks and scenarios, like clicking on folders and navigating photo albums will go from 6-9 seconds down to 100-300 milliseconds. We took advantage of hardware accelerated graphics, advancements like HTML5 video tag to support playback of H.264 videos (with support…


Free Partner Webinar–Saving Money with Live@edu

Microsoft Gold Partner Nviron Limited is hosting a free webinar to talk all about how to save money using Live@edu, at 1030am on: 15th June 2011 22nd June 2011 29th June 2011. This webinar is designed for Network Managers and IT Administrators in secondary schools, but anyone is welcome to join! Nviron Limited has developed…


Tips #8–Connecting to Microsoft Office Outlook

The Outlook Web App that is included as part of Live@edu is a fantastic way to access your mail from any computer, anywhere; but what if you’re a power user? Connecting your Live@edu account to a locally installed copy of Outlook allows you to take advantage of the more advanced features of Live@edu. In the…


Tips #7–Manage All Your Communications

You can use Outlook Live to bring together all of your communications – from IM & Presence, through to connecting external email accounts. The video below sees Evan Arcihlla talk about some of what’s possible.  If you’re not already using Live@edu and would like to know more why not visit http://www.microsoft.com/liveatedu?


Updated: Free Webcast – Learn More About Live@edu

UPDATE: Unable to make the meetings? Still want to find out more? View the Live Meeting on demand now! On May 10th at 1200hrs, and on May 24th at 1200hrs we will be holding free webcasts to help you learn more about Live@edu. Live@edu is a set of free email and collaboration services available to…