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Office 365 Education Name Change Explained

"Isn't it about time Microsoft changed the names for its education offering of Office 365?" Said nobody, ever.  Despite this, Microsoft is doing just that. Back in 2014 I wrote about the last set of major name changes when the "A SKUs" were rebranded as "E SKUs". In a note sent to Office 365 administrators via [...]

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How To: Move Small Business Server to Microsoft Azure

Remember 2010? In technology terms, 2010 was a century ago. Yet, plenty of small businesses around the world still run applications and servers from that era today. Microsoft's Small Business Server 2011 is just one example. 2010 also marks an important milestone in the development of the modern "cloud" we use today as it's the year [...]

What is Office 365 Customer Lockbox?

Moving data to the cloud is, for many people, still a big deal. One of the most common concerns is over who has access to your data when it's in the cloud. In this post, I'll explain what Office 365 Customer Lockbox is, and how it can help address that concern. Office 365 Security Your [...]

Top 5 Office 365 Help Resources

It's fair to say that there is a lot of online content to do with Office 365. Whether it's direct from Microsoft, from a Microsoft partner, blogger, or customer there are endless pages about all aspects of the service. It's sometimes hard to nail down some of the most useful, up to date, or trustworthy. [...]

Office 365 ProPlus Upgrade

One of the biggest innovations Office 365 has to offer is the ability to deliver an always-up-to-date Office client experience to Windows and Mac desktops. In the past, we've always had versions of Office from version 1.0 in 1990, all the way up to 2016 (version 16.0) in 2015, and the responsibility for upgrading and [...]

Skype for Business – Frequently Asked Questions

In the spirit of sharing things I learn as I go about my daily business, I thought it would be a good idea to write up answers to some common questions I get about Skype for Business. Microsoft has invested a lot in Skype for Business recently, particularly in the new functionality of Office 365 [...]

What’s new in Microsoft Office 365 for education?

With Microsoft’s announcement yesterday that its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and Live@edu would eventually converge into the new Office 365 for enterprises and Office 365 for education offerings it also expanded on some of the benefits that will be available for education customers when it becomes available sometime next year. Ray Fleming (@RayFleming), Microsoft’s [...]