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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The Start of my Office 365 Education Journey

Guest post from Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education series of blogs. One of the first things I did when I decided to learn more about the capabilities of Office 365 Education was to have a meeting with Alex Pearce of BFC Networks. Alex is always good value – generous with his…

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Top User Tips #3–Lync Online Web Scheduler

Last week, in part 2 of our top user tips we looked at the social networking features of SharePoint Online. Today, in part 3 we’re going to look at how to schedule meetings using the Lync Online Web Scheduler. Lync Web Scheduler is a web-based program that you can use to create Lync Meetings if…

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Configuring Lync Custom Statuses To Support Assessment for Learning

In our last post our guest contributor Mandeep Atwal talked about using Lync client to support assessment for learning strategy in the classroom. I thought this was a great post as Lync Online is part of Office 365 for education and users can use Lync client on the desktop to communicate with others easily. In…

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Assessment for Learning with Lync Online!

As a technical guy, I spend most of my days talking to customers about how they can deploy Office 365 for education, or answering questions about what the service can do. In this guest post, our resident star Mandeep Atwal talks about how schools are actually using Lync Online in the classroom. Today’s workforce and…

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Snow Day? Try Office 365 for education on for size!

If you’re in the UK (other countries are available) you’ll probably look out of your window this morning and see something like this: Teachers and pupils up and down the country tune into their local radio stations eagerly awaiting news of school closures, crossing fingers and toes that theirs is on the list. Traditionally when…

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Update for Lync for Mac 14.0.1 helps connect to Lync Online

  We had a few customers having some issues connecting to Lync Online from Lync for Mac 2011.  The good news is this past weekend we provided a Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.1 Update package available for download to help correct some of these issues. This update will also be available to Lync for…

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