How do I configure Office 365 ProPlus for download of Office 2016 or Office 2013?

Since February 23rd 2016, most Office 365 users download Office 2016 as the default version from portal.office.com. Office 365 administrators can choose the options for which versions and applications are available on their tenant and select the default Update Channel experience for Office 2016 users when they download Office 365 ProPlus. The configuration settings are available in the Office 365 admin center under Service settings -> User software. For…

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How can I get the new 2016 version of Office 365 ProPlus today?

There is quite a bit of confusion floating around about how to get this today. The good news is you do not have to wait until February 2016 to get your 2016 version of Office 365 ProPlus. Currently, there are TWO ways to obtain the new 2016 version of Office 365 ProPlus from your education…

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How to setup Shared Computer Activation step by step for your education environment

This is a great feature for using Office 365 ProPlus on multiuser/share machine scenarios such as school labs, classroom carts, VDI, RDS, Citrix, Remote App since you can run Office 365 ProPlus in a shared machine model.   Prerequisites before using SCA: 1) You need to have an Office 365 Education tenant 2) You need…

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Top 5 tips for a successful back to school on a budget

It's school time again! A time of mixed emotion – exciting to be back in the thick of things but maybe a little sad that summer is over. Your first day of school might be full of all or many new things: new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school!? Whether a fresher…

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Microsoft announces Office for iPad

Microsoft is devoted to providing the tools which enable people from all walks of life to work anywhere and on any device. The ever increasing portfolio of Windows based devices available lay testament to that and with over a billion users of Microsoft Office globally we are now delighted to share that Office for iPad…

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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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Student Advantage Deployment Guide

Student Advantage is a volume licensing benefit where students get Office 365 ProPlus at no additional cost, provided institutions meet the following criteria: 1. Institution has an EES agreement or an OVS-ES agreement 2. Licenses 100% of Faculty/Staff organization wide for Office (i.e. Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Education A3 or A4, or Office Professional…

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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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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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