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Question about MS Live and SkyDrive for Employees
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Seton Hall University went to MS Live@EDU for student email in January 2009. At the same time, we generated Live accounts for faculty, staff, and administrators so they could utilize SkyDrive and take advantage of the collaborative tools available. We did not intend to generate Live email accounts for faculty, staff, and administrators, since we at the same time we implemented MS Exchange 2007 hosted on premises for employee email.
Faculty, staff, and admin take-up of the collaboration tools has been slow, in part because we seem to have generated the accounts incorrectly. Specifically, the employee accounts are of the form firstname.lastname@example.org, and there is an associated email account with this account, so that collaboration requests are being routed to an email account that employees do not use. We would like to regenerate Live accounts of the form email@example.com that do not have an associate email account, but rather, send all collaboration requests to the employee’s SHU email. We contracted a Microsoft business partner in December to help us with this, based on their belief when we contracted them that this was technically possible, but they have not been able to complete this project and have been MIA for the past few weeks.
Have any of you on this listserve who use MS Live@EDU configured it the way I’ve described above as our desired configuration? If so, could we have our email team speak to a technical contact on your campus? If you used a MS business partner to assist in the implementation, I’d love to know who you used and discuss our planned migration with them. Colleagues and vendors can contact me off list at the address below.
PS: Thanks to everyone who responded on my Cognos question yesterday. I had lots of fruitful suggesstions which I’m persuing. SGL
Stephen G. Landry, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer
Seton Hall University