Cloud Services Thread, Microsoft offers students at eligible educational institutions access to full Office in Technical; Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall
If you haven't already, then yes.
Here's the official answer:
My school only has on premises ...
15th October 2013, 04:40 PM #16
Feel totally let down, office 365 isnt any good for us. A little unfair how you are not offering it other customers.
Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall
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15th October 2013, 04:40 PM #17
This means in December I can go to the Office 365 Admin Center go to "purchase services" and purchase 750 "Office 365 ProPlus A for Students" for £0.00 each. Rather than the current £1.27 per month.
Currently "Office 365 Education A2 for Students" is priced at £0.00 (Of which I have 750)
This means after a Dirsync (When I get around to it) the pupils can login to office 365 and download a copy of office pro to their personal PC.
Last edited by chazzy2501; 15th October 2013 at 04:42 PM.
15th October 2013, 04:42 PM #18
I am sorry James, but I am being thick here possibly. Would it be possible for you spell this out in simple terms for the feeble minded please?
Many of us have EES microsoft office
Some also have microsoft exchange EES
Some use Office 365 which is already free
What does this announcement actually mean?
Hopefully chazzy's post above is the answer... I understand that.
Last edited by elsiegee40; 15th October 2013 at 04:43 PM.
15th October 2013, 04:43 PM #19
Surely you can just sign up and use the giveaway without actually using it?
We certainly don't plan on using it until it gets as good as Google apps, but I'll happily sign up for 10,000 'free' copies of full office.
15th October 2013, 04:43 PM #20
You don't have to use Exchange Online, Lync Online or SharePoint Online to benefit from Student Advantage (although clearly I think you should ).
Originally Posted by FN-GM
No. You will have to get the licences from your licensing reseller and add them to your VL agreement. This will not be available via the "purchase services" section of the portal. Once you've done that the licences will appear in Office 365 for you to assign to your student users.
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
15th October 2013, 04:46 PM #21
@jamesbmarshall - What about those of us who get Office 365 via the LGFL?
15th October 2013, 04:47 PM #22
It means that if you licence your staff for Office via OVS-ES, or EES, you can licence students for Office 365 ProPlus for no additional cost. Office 365 ProPlus is the version that allows you to install Office on up to 5 devices. (Office 365 ProPlus)
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
Office 365 Plan A2, while free, does not include Office 365 ProPlus. It only becomes available for no additional cost when you have your staff licensed for Office via your volume licensing agreement.
15th October 2013, 04:50 PM #23
Looks like we are stuffed then!
We have EES for all our onsite licences but our Office365 is supplied by London Grid so its 2 separate entities.
15th October 2013, 04:53 PM #24
This is a bloomin' awesome! Just to double spell it out for me. I have EES with a FTE of 101 I purchase office, windows upgrade, server and exchange. I'm entitled to ask softbox for 750 proplus licences.
Also will they auto renew
Can you install on a mac (for those mac peasants!)
15th October 2013, 04:53 PM #25
You're not stuffed, but I don't have an answer that I can share in this forum today unfortunately.
Originally Posted by fiza
The announcement is today, the availability is December. When I have an answer I can share about schools in your situation believe me I'll make it known!
To everyone that might have a question, if you think I'm being a bit stuffy in my answers please understand that there is very careful guidance about how I can respond to your questions at the moment. I'm doing my best. I'm very happy that you're asking lots of questions, and I'll do my best to be clear and provide answers.
2 Thanks to jamesbmarshall:
fiza (15th October 2013), markwilfan (15th October 2013)
15th October 2013, 04:54 PM #26
Come December, yes. Just speak to your reseller about Student Advantage.
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
15th October 2013, 04:56 PM #27
Can I use this version on RDP? or do student *need* to use the subscription version installed on their local computer?
15th October 2013, 05:06 PM #28
@jamesbmarshall - Thanks I will look forward to some further clarification closer to the date.
Do you think the Office 365 'real-time' collaboration will be available by then also?
15th October 2013, 05:53 PM #29
How is that a let down? For a few hours of work to setup O365 on a simple and basic level you can offer all your students free licenses for use at home for Office 365 which they can download and run on home computers as long as they are a student at your school. You just need to ask your reseller to license you for X number of the student licenses at $0 once they come out sounds a brilliant deal and just what was missing to me after the removal of cheap MS Office software.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
Internally you do as you please and choose and it doesn't change anything you are doing currently so you keep your EES sub with MS Office, Windows, Exchange, SCCM etc.... I don't see the problem other than avoiding doing some prep and setup work as a one off. Its not like you will be using it internally so it shouldn't be seen as a problem if anything I'd say its preventing access to good software for free to enable the students to continue learning and using outside of the classroom.
That is all unless I have mis-understood what @jamesbmarshall has put?
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