Office 365 provides schools with an collaborative environment allowing teaching and learning to be extended within and beyond the classroom. If you would like to see the product in action please fill in your details here to access a free trial.
The core elements of the platform are Exchange (for managing email), SharePoint (for sharing information, resources and applications), Lync (for private messaging and conferencing) and Office Web Apps (for managing Office documents via a browser)
> Work better together
Students and educators can work in real time on assignments and group projects. Easily share information, view and edit documents in a browser or in Office.
The platform can be extended to provide the school with an Intranet and a learning environment for staff and students to access. Important school documents such as policies and procedures, schemes of work, CPD information and news/announcements can be securely stored and shared.
> Secure, private, and available 24/7
Office 365 includes extensive privacy features and does not scan your email or documents for advertising purposes. With continuous data back-ups, robust disaster recovery capabilities and globally-redundant data centers you get peace of mind that your data and services are always available with the same 99.9% uptime guarantee as Office 365 for enterprises.
> Easy-to-use management tools
The Office 365 platform is hosted by Microsoft meaning that all information can be accessed through a browser and Internet connection – both inside and outside school.
This means that no additional servers are required in school (in fact you may be able to get rid of a server or two!). Microsoft takes care of patching, upgrading, and updating.