Some Microsoft Exchange Online settings are different in Microsoft Live@edu and Office 365 If you use the settings listed in this article with Live@edu, you need to identify and document them before the upgrade so that you can implement equivalent functionality after the upgrade. All other Exchange Online settings are upgraded automatically and do not need to be reconfigured.

What’s different?

Features only in Live@edu Exchange Online

Features with different settings that require reconfiguring in Office 365

New features in Office 365 Exchange Online

Features only in Live@edu Exchange Online

The following features are in Live@edu Exchange Online, but not in Office 365 Exchange Online:   

  • Co-branding. Exchange Online in Office 365 can’t be co-branded.

Features with different settings that require reconfiguring in Office 365

The following features are implemented differently in Live@edu Exchange Online than in Office 365 Exchange Online:
  • Supervision policies.   
    • In Live@edu, there were predefined policies for identifying words that aren’t allowed in email messages (Bad Word policy). These policies prevent email bullying and prevent accounts from sending or receiving email from other domains (Closed campus policy). 
    • In Office 365, these policies don’t exist by default, but can be manually created. 
    • If you used supervision policies in Live@edu and need information about how to document your settings and re-create them after the upgrade, see Implement supervision policies in Office 365
  • Mailbox plans.
    • In Live@edu, there were two mailbox plans—GALDisabledMailboxPlan and DefaultMailboxPlan. As the administrator, your selection was based on whether you wanted a user to show up in the global address list.
    • In Office 365, mailbox plans are assigned automatically based on the license rather than assigned by the administrator.
    • During the upgrade, any user who was previously assigned the GALDisabledMailboxPlan has the HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled flag set to True for their Office 365 mailbox. However, any other customizations you made to role assignment policies that were assigned to these mailbox plans are not upgraded.
    • If you made any role assignment policy changes, see Role Assignment policies in the next section of this article for information about documenting them prior to the upgrade and re-creating them after the upgrade.
  • Role Assignment policies.
    • In Live@edu, role assignment policies were assigned at the mailbox plan level, and you could customize them.
    • In Office 365, custom role assignment policies can be assigned to specific mailboxes rather than to mailbox plans. To make global changes, you can make changes to end-user roles that are assigned to the default role assignment policy.
    • If you customized the role assignment policies in Live@edu, to document your settings prior to the upgrade and re-create them after the upgrade, follow the instructions in Transfer role assignment policy settings to Office 365.
  • Licensing.
    • In Live@edu, users created through ECP or Windows PowerShell in Exchange Online don’t need to be assigned licenses.
    • In Office 365, Exchange Online licenses need to be assigned within 30 days of creating a mailbox user in ECP or in Windows PowerShell in Exchange Online.
  • Mailbox size. Mailboxes are now 25 gigabytes (GB).

New features in Office 365 Exchange Online

The following additional features are available in Office 365 Exchange Online.