Using Office 365 ProPlus with RDS, ESD, App-V and VDI

This is a very common topic I am getting with my education customers and student labs, etc. My colleague James Baker created this excellent post: Using Student Advantage with Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) , and Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) systems. With the launch of Student Advantage there are many questions…

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Synchronising passwords with Office 365

I have some exciting news! One of the most popular features of Live@edu, from a “techy” perspective, was the ability to synchronise the passwords from your local AD user accounts into the cloud using the Password Change Notification Service (PCNS). This was a great way to provide a consistent sign-in experience to users since their…

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Office 365 Education Exchange Online mailbox quotas are doubling to 50GB FREE

It’s turning out to be a bumper week for Office 365 Education updates. Earlier this week it was announced that SkyDrive Pro was increasing the default storage quota from 7 GB to 25 GB and starting from now Office 365 Education Exchange Online mailbox quotas are doubling to 50 GB FREE! When will I see…

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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 much there is to know! To make it…

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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 365 ProPlus My colleague…

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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…

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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: License assigned to a person not a…

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Office 365 Education: Teaching and Learning Scenario – Lync

Guest blog post from Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education series of blogs. Ramandeep has been absent from school for five weeks following a road accident. Recovery is slow, and there’s still no firm date for her return. The school sends work home with her brother, but, as she tells her mum,…

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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 365 ProPlus licences that underpin the Student…

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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…

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