Microsoft in Education Blog
With emphasis of services and devices our priorities are adapting to Office on your terms illustrated bytoday’s announcement of Office 365 University! Office 365 is the next bold step in Microsoft’s transformation to a devices and services company notedin Steve Ballmer’s blog post today - For the first time, consumers can subscribe to Office as a service instead of purchasing Office asa piece of software to install.
The new Office combined with Office 365 Education is a Social packed duo including your Personal sites,feeds, communities, follows, likes, and more to announce soon! A recent example at Princeton University wherethey leveraged Office 365 to develop a cool social program -- a silent disco– truly interactive experience for 2,700 students and alumni. There waslive blogging with pictures, funny comments and text, all on a secure networkand streaming video to students not able to attend, as well as alumni offcampus.
How can I Participate? Check out Timeto365a new crowd-sourced web site where people can get tips, tricks, ideas andinspiration from around the world!
Don’t miss the Microsoftcommunity - a place to find answer, share ideas, solve problems andmost of all help you get the most out of your technology.
OK,can you tell me what is included in Office 365 University and Office 365 forEducation??!!
So what is the difference between Office 365Education and Office 365 University?
Office 365 A3-A4 suites and Office 365 ProPlus (w15) are institutional offers soldvia VL or Direct that include enterprise cloud services like SharePoint withSkyDrive Pro, Lync and Office, in addition to all Office applications. Office365 Education includes full commercial use rights.
Office 365 University is sold at retail and available to individual university and collegestudents. Office 365 University offers Office applications and cloud consumerservices such as SkyDrive and Skype, and it does not include commercial userights. The table below illustrates the main differences.
Tell me, how will Office 365 University interact with Office 365 Education?
Students who have any consumer Office 365 SKU can connect to their school’s Office 365Education services from the same machine and Office install by changing theirlogin credentials from a Microsoft Account to an OrgID account. Their Officeapplications will be able to save to SharePoint Online and Outlook can beconnected to their Exchange Online mailbox provided by the institution. Office365 University does not include a Lync client.
Should Office 365 University SKU replace the HUP and WAH programs?
Home Use Program (HUP) and Work at Home Rights (WAH) are the appropriate and mostcost-effective programs for faculty and staff to acquire Office. Only highered. faculty and staff not currently covered by these programs should considerOffice 365 University.
Enjoy the NEW Office!!