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Office 365

Improved communication and collaboration.
Any time, Anywhere, Any Device

Office 365 is the Cloud hosted set of integrated tools and Apps for collaboration, communication, teaching, learning, administration and more. Office 365 is a modern, flexible and engaging online environment that is helping to transform the use of IT in schools of all kinds. ACS provide a range of specialised services to ensure the best possible implementation of Office 365. We work with schools to plan and deliver solutions that are of immediate benefit and fully sustainable into the future.

Benefits of Office 365

  • Conduct lessons online
  • Greater collaboration on group projects
  • Real time working
  • Quick access to important documents
  • Secure and private online learning environment
  • Available at anytime, anywhere
  • Easy to use
  • Improve communication

Office 365 features

  • Free Microsoft licences for schools
  • Anytime, anywhere, any device access (PC, laptop, tablet, phone)
  • Office Web Apps – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Access, Sway, OneDrive, Lync
  • Outlook email – 50 Gigabytes of mail storage for each user, spam and antivirus protection
  • OneDrive for personal document storage
  • SharePoint sites for shared storage
  • Wikis, blogs, newsfeeds and concurrent document creation and editing
  • Instant messaging, video conferencing and screen-sharing
  • Managed social networking and learning
  • Office Pro Plus – teachers and students can download Office at no cost (on up to five PCs/Macs, as well as on up to five mobile devices or tablets)

Office 365 in schools

  • Easy to use and accessible - but flexible and powerful
  • Familiar Apps, tools and user interfaces
  • Sites and workspaces for classes, projects, subjects
  • Sites and workspaces for SLT, governors, school administration
  • Can replace ‘legacy’ and under-used VLE systems
  • Improves communication, supports personalised learning
  • No more USB drives to lose, reduces the number of email attachments and duplicated documents
  • Version control to roll documents back to previous versions
  • Manage access permissions
  • Range of Apps and add-ons for assignments, homework and school admin tasks
  • Can be used and extended to meet the particular needs and priorities of individual schools
  • All documents, data and PII (personally identifiable information) kept safe and secure; complies with UK and EU regulations on how and where school data is stored

Our comprehensive Office 365 service includes:

  • Office 365 ‘Tenancy’ registration set-up and configuration
  • Set-ups for single schools, federations and multi-academy trusts
  • Design and sites set-up (your logo, colours and school personality)
  • Content, documents and resource migration
  • Email migration – we move all of your existing mailboxes, calendars and contacts into the cloud
  • Active Directory integration
  • Provisioning of user accounts, security and permissions (pupils, teachers, SLT, admin team, governors etc.)
  • App and ‘workflow’ custom development
  • Advice, implementation planning, training and ongoing user and technical support