Office 365 for Education details revealed

Mary-Jo Foley at ZDNet details the Office 365 for Education offering from Microsoft: what the features are, the pricing, and what it means for educational institutions.

You can read about it here:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-details-packaging-pricing-for-office-365-for-education/8413

And here at the Office 365 community blog site:

http://community.office365.com/enus/office365/b/microsoft_office_365_blog/archive/2011/01/11/office-365-for-education.aspx

New PowerShell commands for POP access and email forwarding

Something we have to do quite frequently is either enable POP access to Exchange Online mailboxes, or configure a mailbox to forward to another recipient (either local or remote to Exchange Online).

In the past these requests had to be actioned through a Service Request via the BPOS support team – however by the end of January customers and partners will be able to do this themselves using PowerShell scripts as a result of the new features being rolled out to BPOS this month.

The commandlets that give you the control are:

Set-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient
Clear-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient
Enable-MSOnlinePOPAccess
Disable-MSOnlinePOPAccess

The documentation on these will be available via the MOAC interface as the service update is rolled out. Once we get our hands on this we will update our own PowerShell commandlet reference page.