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Another fantastic feature of Live@edu available to students.  Skydrive is 5GB of virtual storage in the cloud.  Essentially a 5GB flash drive with anytime, anywhere access for any and all file types.  GENIUS!! Oh yeah, and of course it is completely free.


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November 3, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Invincible Mailbox – Microsoft’s Live@edu

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I want to take this chance to write a little bit about Microsoft’s Live@edu email offering.  Central to the Live@edu offer is Exchange Labs, which offers an unprecedented 10 GB of email storage as well as 20 MB attachments.  This is a fully exchange enabled mailbox that gives students all the advantages of an enterprise solution – for free.

Students can share calendars and contacts with friends and also schedule meetings utilizing the free/busy function of Exchange. In terms of hosted email solutions for students at Higher Education and K12 institutions this is the most advanced and feature rich option out there.

Work is taking over my life

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It has been a while since I last updated my blog.  I am going to blame that on the fact that I have been completely swamped at work.

Apparently, things don’t happen on their own – I guess that didn’t work in school and it continues to not apply in the “real" world.

Right now I am attending the Windows Live Commercial Lead Summit in Redmond, WA.  Basically a whole week of briefings and roundtables to learn, discuss, and plan execution around all upcoming Windows Live products. 

Of course, I am not disclosing details, but let me tell you there are some really sweet things coming down the pipe.

Rock On MSFT!

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October 1, 2008 at 1:38 pm


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I am getting ready to post a series of Webcasts detailing the many cool features of Microsoft’s Live services.

Today, I want to share with you a brief teaser video:

Written by markusw

July 10, 2008 at 11:15 pm

Job Update

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I am back working at Microsoft.  I started just shy of one month ago.  It has been great to get back in the swing of things.  I am thrilled to report that I am back in my old role (i.e. last internship).

I am managing Microsoft Live@edu for the US market.  Live@edu is Microsoft’s bundled online service offering for institutions of Higher Education and K-12.  Part of the offering is Windows Live Mail, Exchange Labs, Messenger, Alerts, Spaces, and many more.

My role can be summarized as leading Microsoft’s Google Compete efforts in the Education space.  A very exciting role that is full of surprises, tough competition, and an ever changing environment.

I will keep you posted on my endeavor.


Written by markusw

July 7, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Live@edu update

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I was just going through my portfolio positions at TD Ameritrade and came across a newwire from Microsoft (MSFT).  This morning Microsoft annouced a series of new additions to the Live@edu offer (recall: this was the product I managed this summer).

Live@edu will be one of the first programs to integrate the new Office Live Workspace into its service lineup.  It appears like there are already several universities involved in an early adopter program, including: Ball State University, DeVry University, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Indiana University, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Michigan State University, University of Illinois, the University of Pennsylvania, Rio Salado College of the Maricopa Community Colleges, University of Washington and Vanderbilt University.

Also, in addition to Office Live Workspace, Live@edu is also pushing the available storage space for all accounts to 5GB, up to 1 GB of password-protected online storage space, automatic e-mail reply, and IP address whitelisting, which keeps e-mail messages sent from university mail servers from getting caught in spam filters.

Since Live@edu launched in March 2005, more than 400 schools from more than 30 countries have chosen the Live@edu suite, including Bryant University, San Jose State University, South Dakota State University, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and William Carey University. The most recent school system to “go Live” is City University of New York (CUNY).  I wish I could take more credit for this, but the team of people working on thie project is absolutely fantastic!!

Windows Live@edu services

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I just got a copy of Camtasia for my own use and am hoping to put together a series of videos about live@edu.  Stay tuned for more to come on this, but you will have to be patient for at least a few more days.  Considering that my internship ends in three days you can imagine how swamped and busy I am.


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August 22, 2007 at 1:21 pm