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…


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 be tracking your questions…


Is there any new Office 365 training for my end users?

This is a common question I get from customers deploying Office 365 Education. There are several training resources available for end user’s to learn Office 365 Education. This site has excellent Office 365 end user video and text training resources here:   The videos are on Office 365 common usage scenarios: A downloadable Office 365…


How to change from the Exchange Only Plan 1 License to an A2 license after the upgrade from Live@EDU to Office 365

TOOLS YOU CAN USE:  how to change from the Exchange Only Plan 1 License to an A2 license after the upgrade from Live@EDU to Office 365:   Example PowerShell command to change from the “Exchange Online Plan 1″ license to the “A2 FULL SUITE” license (with no service plans disabled) for one student user:                …


Office 365 ProPlus benefit FAQ

Great news! We just publically announced today at Educause that Office 365 ProPlus will be offered to students at no additional charge if all your faculty and staff are already licensed for Office 2013 Professional Plus via EES/OVSES agreement or via Office 365 ProPlus subscription. This is incredible news for students as they can now…


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 ProPlus So what does this…


Live@edu – End of an Era

It gives me great pleasure in announcing that we have now completed the Live@edu Upgrade program to Office 365. In the course of just a year, we have upgraded over 9 Million users, equating to 5000 customers; this has been no small feat by our engineering teams, nor our customers and a little celebration is…


Archiving, eDiscovery, and preservation in Office 365 Education

Here is a common archiving/eDiscovery/compliance FAQ I put together based on several education customer discussions: If I currently have a 3rd party on-premises archiving solution does Exchange in-place archiving in Office 365 do the same thing? No, it is not an exact match of functionality since we have more granular capabilities in Exchange Online where…


Middlesex University drives IT efficiency. Find out how at Oxford Computer Group’s free summit!

                                                  In Education, the IT landscape is rapidly changing. Schools, colleges and universities need to provide IT more efficiently; supporting applications and services on-premise and in the Cloud, using modern devices. But what does it take to embrace modern IT and exploit its many benefits? Join Oxford Computer Group and other HE organisations, for a…