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…

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Multi-forest and Multi-tenant scenarios with Office 365

I have had several questions around multi-forest and multi-tenant questions from my education customers.  Here is a FAQ I put together:   Can you have multiple forests with a single tenant? Yes, with FIM Connector for Office 365 or with the upcoming AADirsync tool. You can grab the beta of AADirsync tool here.  Read more…

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OneDrive for Business FAQ

Update 5-11-15:  Great new roadmap information. Please see the OneDrive for Business roadmap post here. I get asked a lot of questions about OneDrive for Business from customers so I have put together a quick FAQ to help: How many OneDrives are there? I see one in Windows 8 and then I see one with…

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New OneDrive for Business roadmap

Some great announcements from the Ignite conference last week coming to OneDrive for Business. The good news is the OneDrive for Business roadmap appears to cover quite a bit of areas around improving reliability, performance, configuration, better features, better security, removing limits, and consolidating sync clients for OneDrive.   What was announced that is potentially…

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Get a Room! Enable Room Finder with Room List Distribution Groups

If your Exchange Online (Office 365) or Outlook Live (Live@edu) users are already using Room Mailboxes to schedule meetings in conference rooms, auditoriums, labs or other facilities, then why not enable Room Finder for your Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 clients by configuring Room List Distribution Groups? Room Finder simplifies the process of searching for an…

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New Office 365 ProPlus benefits for students and faculty/staff

  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 yourself in October and orderable license…

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New Azure Active Directory Sync tool with Password Sync is now available

This release has been a capability which has generated a lot of interest with my customers going with Office 365 Education.  I have put together a quick FAQ to help with this.   What is Azure Active Directory Dirsync with Password Sync? Formerly known as Dirsync, this tool has been updated to allow for the…

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Office for iPad now available with Office 365 Education

Announced today we are now offering Office for iPad. You can use the free portion of Office for iPad for reading, viewing and presenting and if you have a valid Office 365 ProPlus license you can also create and edit Office documents on your iPad. This license is part of the A3 SKU and the…

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Administrator Access to SkyDrive Pro

SkyDrive Pro is an excellent web-based, enterprise ready, personal storage and collaboration tool for faculty, staff, and students. Unlike the consumer version of SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro provides institutions with rich features to remain compliant. Technically, each SkyDrive Pro site created is its own site collection. The user who creates the site is provided independent ownership…

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