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Live@Edu: Students to Receive New E-Mail, Communication and Collaboration Service

By Martin England, Computing and Information Services
February 23, 2011

In 2010, the UNH Student Senate voted unanimously to approve a measure to replace UNH E-mail for students (CISUnix) with Microsoft Live@edu. UNH Information Technology will introduce a new UNH Student e-mail system, Microsoft Live@EDU, in May 2011. At that time, students’ UNH usernames will remain the same, but their e-mail addresses will be changed to username@wildcats.unh.edu. UNH faculty and staff e-mail accounts will remain on the existing UNH e-mail systems.

Microsoft Live@edu is an email, communication, and collaboration service that offers students a 10GB quota on Microsoft Outlook Live, secure instant messaging, video chat, and 25GB of online storage through Windows Live SkyDrive. It also allows students to share and edit documents through Office Web Apps. The new Live@edu service can be accessed via desktop, web, or mobile devices through Blackboard or by going directly to wildcats.unh.edu. The UNH IT Help Desk will continue to provide support for student e-mail.

Although the new UNH student e-mail addresses will be automatically entered into Blackboard, UNH colleges, departments and business partners will need to update any other existing databases, spreadsheets, or local distribution lists by changing the e-mail address from username@unh.edu to username@wildcats.unh.edu).

For more information, visit studentemail.unh.edu.  


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