With emphasis of services and devices our priorities are adapting to Office on your terms illustrated by
today’s announcement of Office 365 University! Office 365 is the next bold step in Microsoft’s transformation to a devices and services company noted
in Steve Ballmer’s blog post today – For the first time, consumers can subscribe to Office as a service instead of purchasing Office as
a piece of software to install.
The new Office combined with Office 365 Education is a Social packed duo including your Personal sites,
feeds, communities, follows, likes, and more to announce soon! A recent example at Princeton University where
they leveraged Office 365 to develop a cool social program — a silent disco
– truly interactive experience for 2,700 students and alumni. There was
live blogging with pictures, funny comments and text, all on a secure network
and streaming video to students not able to attend, as well as alumni off
How can I Participate? Check out Timeto365
a new crowd-sourced web site where people can get tips, tricks, ideas and
inspiration from around the world!
Don’t miss the Microsoft
community – a place to find answer, share ideas, solve problems and
most of all help you get the most out of your technology.
OK,can you tell me what is included in Office 365 University and Office 365 for
So what is the difference between Office 365
Education and Office 365 University?
Office 365 A3-A4 suites and Office 365 ProPlus (w15) are institutional offers sold
via VL or Direct that include enterprise cloud services like SharePoint with
SkyDrive Pro, Lync and Office, in addition to all Office applications. Office
365 Education includes full commercial use rights.
Office 365 University is sold at retail and available to individual university and college
students. Office 365 University offers Office applications and cloud consumer
services such as SkyDrive and Skype, and it does not include commercial use
rights. The table below illustrates the main differences.
Tell me, how will Office 365 University interact with Office 365 Education?
Students who have any consumer Office 365 SKU can connect to their school’s Office 365
Education services from the same machine and Office install by changing their
login credentials from a Microsoft Account to an OrgID account. Their Office
applications will be able to save to SharePoint Online and Outlook can be
connected to their Exchange Online mailbox provided by the institution. Office
365 University does not include a Lync client.
Should Office 365 University SKU replace the HUP and WAH programs?
Home Use Program (HUP) and Work at Home Rights (WAH) are the appropriate and most
cost-effective programs for faculty and staff to acquire Office. Only higher
ed. faculty and staff not currently covered by these programs should consider
Office 365 University.
Enjoy the NEW Office!!