Microsoft Education in the Cloud

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      More great news for students and faculty staff.  Launching today we have the Office 365 ProPlus benefit available as a new student ‘sign up yourself’ option.  In addition, today we are announcing that you can use the same qualifying benefit for faculty and staff available for sign up...
  • Blog Post: Customizable launch materials to announce Student Advantage at your school

    Are you getting ready to make the Student Advantage benefit available to your school or university? Visit Office.com/GetOffice365Resources to download a wide selection of easily customizable emails, print materials, templates, and more designed to help deliver a clear, school-wide message. ...
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    Further to our recent announcement that Office for iPad is now available , I just wanted to take this opportunity to share some additional information that hopefully addresses some of the queries I have been receiving via email and Twitter over the last week around both the apps and how best to license...
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    Student Advantage is a volume licensing benefit where students get Office 365 ProPlus at no additional cost, provided institutions meet the following criteria: 1. Institution has an EES agreement or an OVS-ES agreement 2. Licenses 100% of Faculty/Staff organization wide for Office (i.e. Office 365 ProPlus...
  • Blog Post: How do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education?

    With a little under a month until Student Advantage becomes available (that's December 1st, put it in the diary !) one of the questions I am getting asked most frequently is: how do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education? I’m going to cover this off in two posts, this first one to discuss how...
  • Blog Post: How do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education? (Part 2)

    In our last post , we looked at how an institution can associate Student Advantage licences with an existing Office 365 Education tenant. Today, we'll answer the question “how do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education?” from a student perspective. Once an institution has allocated the Office...
  • Blog Post: Deploying and Managing Office 365 ProPlus

    It’s a very exciting time to be an Office 365 Education customer. Student Advantage availability is just around the corner , and we’ve put a few posts up discussing how to get it, but it’s also important to consider how you’ll be deploying and managing Office 365 ProPlus. Deploying and Managing Office...
  • Blog Post: Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

    Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday (GMT) on 31/10 on Twitter. Live Q&A We’ll...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft offers students at eligible educational institutions access to full Office productivity suite for no additional cost

    As part of our ongoing commitment to education, we are thrilled to announce Student Advantage, a new benefit to qualifying institutions which will make it easy for students to use the latest and best version of full Office at their education institution and at home. Student Advantage - Office 365...
  • Blog Post: Everything you need to know about Office 365 Education

    I’ve been working with the education team at Microsoft for over 3 years now. In that time the education landscape, from a technology perspective, has changed massively. It’s almost unrecognisable. The challenges and aspirations have evolved, the technology has matured, and it’s easy to forget just how...
  • Blog Post: How do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education? (Part Three)

    In part one of this little trio I talked about how institutions who already have Office 365 Education can get access to Student Advantage, and in part two I looked at how students access the benefit. In this final part I’ll look at what you need to do to if you don’t already have Office 365 Education...
  • Blog Post: What are my options to deploy Office 365 ProPlus?

    This is becoming a popular question in education now that Student Advantage is coming very soon.  I put together a quick FAQ to answer some of these common questions. What is Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run and how does it differ from MSI/ISO installations? There are several differences including...