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    Just reading my EES agreement and saw it gives me license to use Office 365 A2? Now not being up with it really, I understand that's it's web based MS Office but that's as far as it go's! Can someone give me an idiots (and for me that's about right) breakdown of what it is etc. we currently have Office 2010 installed on the PC's and we are a Primary school.
    Some questions I thought about were:
    Is it worth changing from what we have?
    Do all pupils have to have their own login?
    Does it pull all those users from AD?
    Will it run on our android tablets? Common complaint, they don't have office!
    Would it be easy to set up? Just a link on the desktop?
    Do you have to log in every time you want to use it?
    Any primary schools use it?
    Where are documents stored?
    Finally...
    We would not be using the email side Outlook etc if that makes answering some of the above easier?

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    Well, logging into my Andriod tablet as a student account that has Office 365 A2 license and ProPlus assigned and all I get is the Outlook Web App in Lite mode

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    There is a link on the front page of edugeek at the moment with an article all about office365

    Office 365 Education Special Report

    Worth a look to answer some of your questions

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    Hot topic for us at present. You currently are entitled to the free 'kiosk' version of Office 365 as an existing MS agreement holder in Edu.

    Is it worth changing from what we have? -----that all depends, the benefits are huge..if they'll be adopted (sharepoint and Lync are superb)
    Do all pupils have to have their own login? –------ Yes, but it doesn’t prevent people being quirky
    Does it pull all those users from AD? –---- Yes if you hook them together, but it can run standalone
    Will it run on our android tablets? Common complaint, they don't have office! ------- Android, iOS, with 5 devices per user you can deploy to most operating systems.
    Would it be easy to set up? Just a link on the desktop? ------------ Yes
    Do you have to log in every time you want to use it? –--------- Yes (unless you utilise AD and single sign on)
    Any primary schools use it? –------------ Loads.
    Where are documents stored? ------------In sharepoint, or OneDrive.

    We’re helping various sizes of site with their 365 migration/investigations, drop us a PM if you’d like more info.
    This is a useful guide for the uninitiated.
    Office 365 – It’s benefits in 6 swift segments…. | Computer Products

    Joe

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    And on the downside, SharePoint is a bloated beast and a pain, a lot of the clever stuff need knowledge of PowerShell to update with and ADFS requires the combined power of NASA and MI5 to run.

    I exaggerate a bit but we setup Google for our chromebooks and it was a lot easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    And on the downside, SharePoint is a bloated beast and a pain, a lot of the clever stuff need knowledge of PowerShell to update with and ADFS requires the combined power of NASA and MI5 to run.

    I exaggerate a bit but we setup Google for our chromebooks and it was a lot easier.
    That's why Chuck had to end, they needed the intersect to figure out all the command line dribble to make it work in a basic form after burning out three Cylons and the Six Million Dollar Man. Honestly whoever dev'ed the crippled UI for Office365 should be fired then shot so they can't claim benefits.

    If nothing else they should have a web based powershell prompt in the admin area so that you can run all the basic stuff they left out and forgot without a several hour long session getting the 'just right' version of powerhell and tools running.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 13th May 2014 at 01:19 PM.

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    Will it run on our android tablets? Common complaint, they don't have office!
    Why not use kingssoft, its free and opens / saves office docs perfectly.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ps.moffice_eng

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    Definately recommend kingsoft office for android devices.

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    Yes, have put Kingsoft on but as usual 'it's different and not office' was the reply!
    What's meant by you get the kiosk version?

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    it's different and not office
    we currently have Office 2010 installed on the PC's and we are a Primary school.


    You will have fun using office 2013 or Office 365 then as it is also different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    You will have fun using office 2013 or Office 365 then as it is also different.
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    Honestly? Different versions are different? I'm staggered.

    Joe

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    Originally Posted by edutech4schoolsYou will have fun using office 2013 or Office 365 then as it is also different.



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    Honestly? Different versions are different? I'm staggered.

    Joe
    I was being sarcastic.

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    One advantage of 365 is that it lets you use office app on the apple fondle slabs without you users having to pay the 79.99 a year sub fees. Mind you if you are want to you can setup an Office Web App Server and deliver it like that I suppose. I like to offer multiple ways for my users to access stuff but it adds to the admin burden I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPlum78 View Post
    One advantage of 365 is that it lets you use office app on the apple fondle slabs without you users having to pay the 79.99 a year sub fees. Mind you if you are want to you can setup an Office Web App Server and deliver it like that I suppose. I like to offer multiple ways for my users to access stuff but it adds to the admin burden I suppose.
    That is a great word, fondleslab. Never heard it before.

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