How do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education?

With a little under a month until Student Advantage becomes available (that’s December 1st, put it in the diary !) one of the questions I am getting asked most frequently is: how do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education? I’m going to cover this…(read more)


Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday…(read more)


Guest Blog by Kim West, Master Educator; How do we effectively use technology to teach to the Common Core State Standards?

“Students who are college and career ready employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools…


Is there any new Office 365 training for my end users?

This is a common question I get from customers deploying Office 365 Education. There are several training resources available for end user’s to learn Office 365 Education. This site has excellent Office 365 end user video and text training resources here:   The videos are on Office 365 common usage scenarios: A downloadable Office 365…


Trend to Follow: Women in Computer Science

We are all familiar with success stories of men who code, but where are the women? As of now, female developers are few and far between in technology, and unfortunately it’s getting worse: Women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields. In 1984,…


How to change from the Exchange Only Plan 1 License to an A2 license after the upgrade from Live@EDU to Office 365

TOOLS YOU CAN USE:  how to change from the Exchange Only Plan 1 License to an A2 license after the upgrade from Live@EDU to Office 365:   Example PowerShell command to change from the “Exchange Online Plan 1” license to the “A2 FULL SUITE” license (with no service plans disabled) for one student user:                …


Student Advantage and Office 365 ProPlus 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 agreement or via Office 365 ProPlus subscription. This is incredible news for students as they can now…


Announcing Student Advantage

Frank Chiappone is a Senior Marketing Manager for Office 365 Education. Office 365 Education provides students with cloud based productivity tools that help them to communicate and collaborate more efficiently, access assignments in shared workspaces, have their notes synchronized in OneNote and the ability to use familiar applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel anywhere,…

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Live@edu – End of an Era

It gives me great pleasure in announcing that we have now completed the Live@edu Upgrade program to Office 365. In the course of just a year, we have upgraded over 9 Million users, equating to 5000 customers; this has been no small feat by our engineering…(read more)