Each student will have both a SkyDrive and an N: Drive. The N: Drive is a local campus network storage that you can easily use on campus computers. The SkyDrive is only accessible through the Web, and the data is stored on Microsoft’s servers. The N: Drive is 2GB of space, while the SkyDrive is 25GB of storage space. The SkyDrive is ideal for large files and old archive folders/files.
Students will be able to add their e-mail to most smartphones. Please keep in mind that each phone works differently and that all phones may not support the e-mail feature. If your smartphone supports POP, IMAP, or Exchange, you should be able to add your -email to your smartphone. Please refer to the Live@EDU smartphones section in this guide to learn how.
For a step-by-step instructions on changing your password please look at this guide. If you are on campus you may go to the Alfred State Computer Help Desk on the ground floor of the Hinkle Library with your photo ID and a help desk technician will assist you.
As of July 12, 2010 - Alfred State College e-mail is being hosted by Microsoft, which means all of the student e-mail accounts were migrated to Live@EDU. Your username will continue to be Username@alfredstate.edu. Your username will still be the first six characters of your last name, the first character in your first name and your middle initial (LLLLLLFM@alfredstate.edu).
Microsoft’s Live@EDU is the new host for student e-mail accounts at Alfred State. Live@EDU is the type of account you will have, which will allow you access to certain resources. Having a Live@EDU account means you will have access to many Microsoft resources for free. You will have “cloud-based” storage for documents and pictures as well as access to programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote all right from the Web. However, having a Live@EDU account does not mean your e-mail address will change to Username@Live.edu, it will remain Username@alfredstate.edu.
Alfred State Student e-mail accounts are now being hosted by Microsoft’s Live@EDU service. Since e-mail is now being hosted by Microsoft you will get to a page similar to the Hotmail or Live account login page. Once you log in you will be taken to the Outlook Live inbox which is similar to Alfred State’s previous webmail inboxes. You will receive enterprise-class e-mail, calendar, tasks, and contacts. If you want to see what you should expect, please see this guide.