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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SkyDrive Pro storage increases making it even better for storing and sharing class work

For me, Office 365 Education just keeps getting better and better. SkyDrive Pro, part of Office 365 Education Plan A21, is cloud storage for education, and is the place where students and teachers can store, sync, and share their files across multiple devices with ease and security. To date SkyDrive Pro has offered institutions 7GB…

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I cannot upgrade my SharePoint site collections to 2013 after the Wave15 upgrade

I have received this common question for customer’s Office 365 Education tenants who were upgraded to Wave15.  They receive this error:   Prepare for takeoff! Upgrade is currently disabled for your site collection. Please check back later to see if it has been unlocked for you.     The resolution to this issue is found…

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SkyDrive Pro apps for Windows 8 and iOS

Sneaking in at the tail end of last week Senior Product Manager for SharePoint, Mark Kashman (@mkashman) announced over on the Office 365 technology blog that SkyDrive Pro apps are now available for Windows 8 and Apple iOS for SharePoint Online users in Office 365. Both apps are available in their respective Windows Store and…

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SkyDrive Pro client for Windows now available

This week the SharePoint team had something pretty cool to announce! The SkyDrive Pro client is something that a lot of education customers as me about, so I’m really excited that it’s available now. Here’s what the team had to say: We are pleased to announce that the SkyDrive Pro sync client is now available…

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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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Top User Tips #10–Blogging in SharePoint Online

It’s time for our final post in the top user tips series, and today it’s all about blogging in SharePoint Online. You might also want to check out top tip #2 about social networking, and top tip #7 about following content in SharePoint Online as well. As a teacher or a student, blogging can help…

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Top User Tips #9–Multiple Co-Authoring in Office Web Apps

In the eighth instalment of our top user tips we looked at Excel Surveys using the Excel Web App, and today we’re going to look at the co-authoring features that can help you analyse that data, brainstorm ideas, and work collaboratively with your classmates and colleagues in real time, via the browser. Document collaboration is…

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