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Networking

Active Directory & Exchange Outlook Network Services FAQ's

 

What is Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 for Education is a cloud-based communication system which provides not only internet email, but also 25 GB email storage, personal and shared calendars, plus a collaboration tool called Lync which gives you real-time chat capabilities to communicate with students. You will see the following changes in Atlas:

  • Clicking on the Email icon in Atlas will sign you in to your Office 365 account. Sign into Atlas here

 

  • You can also login directly to Office 365 with your username@mail.valenciacollege.edu account here O365 Logo

 

 

What is Microsoft Unified Messaging?

A subcomponent of the Microsoft Outlook Email Client and provides several features and enhancements, such as the ability to receive and listen to voicemails directly from your Outlook email inbox.

You will need to record your personal voicemail greeting.
A system generated generic message will be available until you have recorded your new personal greeting and instructions will be provided to you on how to record a new greeting.

There will be new numeric keypad options to access your voicemail.
Click this Valencia Answers link: http://answers.valenciacollege.edu/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=5572&task=knowledge&questionID=1315 to get a head start on learning the new commands.

 

 

What is Active Directory?

Active Directory (AD) is the centralized database of user accounts, groups, computers, and other resources that comprise a Windows Server based network environment.

The purpose of this project is to create a centrally managed infrastructure to maintain and secure Microsoft Windows servers and desktops throughout all campuses. This infrastructure will provide centralized authentication, authorization, and management services for Windows-based computers and applications.

What is my I: Drive?

Every full time faculty and staff member has what is called the "I: Drive", also known as a home drive or home folder. This is space allotted to you on the Valencia AD Network for you to store business related files and documents. Anytime you login to a MS AD Window-based computer, your personal I: Drive will automatically be available for you to access.

 

What is the S: Drive?

Every full time faculty and staff member has what is called the"S: Drive", also known as the common drive, shared drive or shared folders. There are departmental common folders designated as [Department]-Common" which everyone in that department group has access to these shared files and Global Shares which only the people specified or requested has access to these files allowing for secured file sharing, these are designated as GS-[shared name].

To make data sharing easier and more cohesive, all shared folders will be on the S: Drive along with the common folders, [department]-Common and global shares GS-[share name].

This is space allotted to you on the Valencia AD Network for you to share business related files and documents with your department or groups throughout the college. Anytime you login to a MS AD Window-based computer, the S: Drive will automatically be available for you to access.

 

 

 

 

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