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    MS Office 365 cost of mail system

    We are a school in the SWGfL area currently looking at migrating our Easymail to MS Office 365. Is there a cost on licensing with the MS Software or is it something already covered by our Select Agreement? Anyone who has made the move in our area who could give us a few pointers that would be very welcome.

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    We are about to move and the LA (who are doing the migration for us) have told me that the basic educational package is free and there are no further costs unless you want more functionality:
    Compare Office 365 Education plans - Office.com

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    I can confirm that for e-mail (Exchange) there's no costs to schools. By default you get 25GB of space per user in Office 365.

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    Superb - thank you @witch & @Michael very much appreciated. Cracking link as well.

    my only question / concern now though is from my memory the Athletics Club I co-founded had a very useful website hosted for 'free' by MS on Live but with very little warning we and other 'free' users were told the Service was going to stop and we ended up with no other option than to get a new site built elsewhere.

    Thankfully the hugely helpful @stevehill06 of this Parish came to our rescue on that one.
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    If you signed up with Office 365 today, it would (most likely) be based on Exchange 2013. You can tell as the interface has more blue rather than yellow in Exchange 2010.

    Microsoft generally release new full versions of Exchange every 3 to 4 years with Service Packs in-between, so it's not going anywhere soon!

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    Schools also get Sharepoint free as well, with space of 15GB and then 0.06p per GB there after..

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