If you’ve been looking at Microsoft’s cloud services for a while now, in particular Live@edu, then you may well have seen the trusty deployment guide that has helped many customers deploy Live@edu in their institutions successfully. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a deployment guide for Office 365?
Good news! There is, and what’s even better is that you can browse and search it all online; meaning you get the most up to date information when you need it. You can download and print off, but it gets regularly updated so I’d keep the online version bookmarked when you can find it.
You might notice that it’s actually the Office 365 for enterprises guide I’m going to link to below, but that’s ok – it applies to the education version just swap out the word “enterprises” for “education” and you’re good to go…
Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises
Other documents you should get to know on your journey to deploying Office 365 for education are the service descriptions – comprehensive overviews of every aspect of Office 365, from Exchange Online to Office 2010 Professional Plus. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about what each service can do is in these bibles.
Office 365 for enterprises Service Descriptions
Once you’ve read all of this (I promise there won’t be a test!) why not sign up for a free trial? Since there is no specific Office 365 for education trial, the Plan E3 30-day trial experience is similar to Office 365 for education.