Outlook Live Beta – Free Hosted Exchange Services for Educational Institutions And Ultimate Steal Deal With Full Desktop O
Posted Feb 14 2010 10:16pm
This is worth a quick mentionmedical schoolsuniversities that may not want to keep the “Exchange Monster” in house. I don’t mean that to be uncomplimentary but if anyone has been a responsible party for managing the email serveryou know what I meanas it grows every dayneeds maintenance and a bunch of other stuff we don’t need to talk about here. When Exchange is taken downthe “help” desk lines light up. Outlook Live could be a potential solution.
So this is a solution to use a hosted alternative instead of keeping it in house. As I read through this it functions very much like Office Livewhich I use with my desktop Outlook installation and I’m in synch all the time and can access my email anywhere. For a small person/business I have used Office Live since it came out and I can’t be much happier as I get the advantage of antigen scanning from Forefront from Microsoft toowhat they sell to the enterprise. Below are a couple prior posts for more information. For me and my small needsOffice Live is freeand there are additional modules you can purchase if your needs go beyond the basics.
If you want you can also use Offisync to work with Google Docs too with a desktop Outlook installation.
Alsowhile I am on the subject of Officeif you are a student you can purchase the full on professional versions of Office for $59.95 with an “edu” email address or be enrolled on the list of education institutions listed with a minimum of .05 course credit.
This is another good page to reference as you can also get a copy of Windows 7 Professional for $29.95again for students who meet the criteria.
Outlook Live is provided through a partnership with the Microsoft Exchange product team and Windows Live. We have combined the best-in-class features of Microsoft Exchange Server with the ease and convenience of online hosted e-mail.
Outlook Live is a freehosted e-mail service that is available to educational institutions that enroll with Microsoft Live@edu. For information about how to plan for and deploy Outlook Live at your school see Outlook Live@edu.