Configure Regional Settings For All Users In Live@edu

When students and teachers first login to their Live@edu accounts they are presented with a screen asking them to select their regional preferences. They'll only see this screen once; however, many administrators do not want to give their students (and teachers!) the choice to pick the wrong locale! In fact, if they pick the wrong language it might make [...]

Automatically Configure Microsoft Outlook For Live@edu

Microsoft Live@edu offers every student and teacher Outlook Web Access as a method of accessing their email in a branded, web-based environment. This is great because it means users can gain access to their information from practically any web-enabled device with a browser. In a school environment it may be beneficial for students and teachers [...]

What’s new in Microsoft Office 365 for education?

With Microsoft’s announcement yesterday that its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and Live@edu would eventually converge into the new Office 365 for enterprises and Office 365 for education offerings it also expanded on some of the benefits that will be available for education customers when it becomes available sometime next year. Ray Fleming (@RayFleming), Microsoft’s [...]

Creating Dynamic Distribution Groups for Live@edu via Windows PowerShell (Part 2)

<img style="background-image: none; margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; float: right; padding-top: 0px; border-width: 0px;" title="spam" alt="spam" src="http://blog.jamesbmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2In part 1 of this guide I covered how to create a DDG that sent mail to users that had “Parent” in their CustomAttribute1 field. I also described how to test the DDG [...]

Creating Dynamic Distribution Groups for Live@edu via Windows PowerShell (Part 1)

Following on from my previous post detailing the options for sending mass mails, I thought it would be useful to post the PowerShell code I’ve used in the past to create, and test, DDGs. DDGs, rather than store a set list of recipients, will mail users who satisfy the criteria upon which the group is [...]

Dynamic Distribution Groups in Live@edu

Sending an email to lots of users is not just the preserve of spam bots and marketers it’s also something people need to do with perfect legitimacy. Take, for example, the warden for a university halls of residence who may want to email all his resident students to welcome them to their new home for [...]

Microsoft Fun, Free Friday!

0530hrs and my alarm goes off with an unwelcome screech - it's time to get up ready for Microsoft's Fun, Free Friday event held on it's campus at Thames Valley Park, Reading. The event was designed to demonstrate some of the technologies Microsoft brings to the education sector including everything from Live@edu through to XNA [...]