Microsoft Office 365 Education.
Our ICT offers professional support to schools that are looking to introduce Office 365 Education. Our Microsoft cloud experts provide strategic guidance, migration and configuration assistance in addition to ongoing support.
What Is Office 365?
Microsoft Office 365 Education is a cloud-based productivity suite that is completely free of charge to qualifying schools across the UK.
Office 365 brings enterprise application capabilities to the classroom, reception area and the admin department, providing significant costs savings for schools that that are looking to introduce a secure online working environment for students and educators.
How Our ICT Can Help.
Our Microsoft certified experts will help your school to utilise the many features that are available from the wide selection of Office 365 applications through the following support provisions:
- Project planning, deployment and implementation
- Data migration to Office 365 from your schools existing application platform
- Email data migration for up to 1000 mailboxes to Office 365
- User permissions, rules and security configurations
- Integration with your existing ICT infrastructure
- Ongoing training for teachers and students
- Remote and telephone support for the school’s admin department
What Applications Are Included With Office 365 Education?
A comprehensive range of Microsoft productivity applications for teachers and students, including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Access and Microsoft SharePoint.
Microsoft Outlook from the cloud. Both teachers and students will have always-on access to all of the features included with Microsoft Outlook, including shared calendars (timetables), contact lists, distribution groups and task lists.
Up to 50GB of storage space per mailbox is available. Office 365 also incorporates anti-spam and anti-malware protection.
OneDrive is a cloud-based data storage solution for students and teachers. OneDrive keeps a record of your file history, allowing you to return to previous file versions. Up to 1TB of cloud-based storage is available per user.
Skype in the Classroom.
Promote collaboration between students and teachers with cloud-based unified communication. Skype in the Classroom incorporates instant messaging, video conferencing and screen sharing. Conversations can also be conducted within Exchange.
Introducing Microsoft Student Advantage.
Microsoft has introduced Student Advantage, a new initiative that allows schools to provide every pupil with a full copy of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free. Students are allowed to use Office 365 ProPlus on up to five different devices, including Apple, Windows and Android.
In order to qualify for Student Advantage, your school must be fully licensed for Microsoft Office through the Academic Volume-Licensing Program, or the Open Value Subscriptions for Education Solutions. Contact our procurement team to find out more.
6 Reasons To Choose Office 365 Education.
1. Office 365 is free of charge to educational establishments.
Microsoft Office 365 Education is completely free to use for qualifying schools, colleges and academies, allowing your students to gain anywhere access to a comprehensive range of productivity applications and collaboration tools.
2. Migration to Office 365 is a seamless transition.
Our professional ICT education consultants can provide a seamless transition of your school’s data and email to the Office 365 platform. We can assist your ICT manager by providing expert advice throughout the migration process, or, we can fully manage your Office 365 migration project from planning to deployment.
3. Office 365 is secure and compliant.
Office 365 for education is compliant with the EU data protection law. All data is stored within the EU at Microsoft’s very own EU data centres. In addition, Office 365 is one of the first cloud-based productivity suites to use security framework that is based on ISO 27001 standards.
4. Office 365 is stable.
Microsoft guarantees 99.9% uptime for the Office 365 platform.
5. Enhanced collaboration within and beyond the classroom.
Office 365 allows students and teachers to work together on a single Microsoft document at the same time from the cloud. Teachers can also apply direct learning through screen sharing, instant messaging and video conferencing.
6. Safe secure data storage.
With Office 365, every student and teacher account includes up to 50GB of free mailbox storage space and up to 1TB of data storage space for documents, files and media.
Increase Productivity And Reduce Operating Costs With Office 365 Education.
Speak with a member of our education team and find out more about our Offie 365 consultancy and deployment services by calling 020 8501 7670. Alternatively, click on the chalkboard above to send us a message online.