Service Update: Sender Photo Enabled by Default

Here’s a preview of the new Sender Photo feature that is enabled by default for all Outlook Live and Exchange Online users after the December 2011 Service Update. We’ve included some guidance on how to configure Sender Photo and how to disable it (in case a school requires that it be disabled). In the screenshots…

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Updated Message and Recipient Limits - Live@EDU

Outlook Live accounts have historically been 500 recipients per day. Microsoft has recently updated this policy to be in line with the Exchange Online offering in Office 365. All newly provisioned tenants will see these new limits immediately. For those customers who are already on Live@EDU, you should either see these now or you will…

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PST Capture is now available as a free download

Just announced on The Exchange Team Blog, “Today, we are happy to announce that PST Capture is now available as a free download.” PST Capture helps you search your network to discover and then import .pst files across your environment – all from a straightforward admin-driven tool. PST Capture will help reduce risk while increasing…

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Get a Room! Enable Room Finder with Room List Distribution Groups

If your Exchange Online (Office 365) or Outlook Live (Live@edu) users are already using Room Mailboxes to schedule meetings in conference rooms, auditoriums, labs or other facilities, then why not enable Room Finder for your Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 clients by configuring Room List Distribution Groups? Room Finder simplifies the process of searching for an…

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How do YOU pronounce FOPE? Sign in for the first time

If you are an Exchange Online or Outlook Live tenant administrator, then you can access the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Administration Center via a hyperlink in the Exchange Control Panel. And with a few additional steps, you can login directly to the FOPE Admin Center. Accessing the FOPE Admin Center from the Exchange…

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How do YOU pronounce FOPE? An Introduction

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) is the default messaging security solution for Exchange Online (Office 365) and Outlook Live (Live@edu)! The transition to FOPE for existing Outlook Live domains is nearly complete, and all new tenants are provisioning with FOPE from from the start. Both services can now benefit from FOPE’s enterprise-class reliability, multi-engine…

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Useful PowerShell Command Builder tool to help you design PowerShell scripts for your Office 365 tenant

  If you are new to PowerShell or the Office 365 specific tenant cmdlets in PowerShell, here is a nice tool called the PowerShell Command Builder. It allows you to visually build your Office 365 tenant PowerShell scripts.  It doesn’t have Exchange Online PowerShell but is a great start to learning tenant scripts.   Pick…

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BES integration with Exchange Online in Education

We have had a lot of interest from our education customers on integration with BES in Exchange Online in Office 365.  This is something that has not been available in Live@EDU in the past. RIM is making their BlackBerry Could Services for Microsoft Office 365 available at no cost.  While the general availability is scheduled…

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What are all the Office 365 for Education PowerShell command options?

  This was a question from a university in New Orleans looking to move to Office 365 for Education.  There are two PowerShell scenarios applicable to Office 365 for Education. The first scenario is leveraging PowerShell for overall management of your Office 365 tenant and the other PowerShell scenario is for leveraging PowerShell to manage…

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