Office 365 Education Blog

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Microsoft 365 Education

We are excited to introduce Microsoft 365 for Education - a new licensing model to help our...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 10/20/2017

Exchange Online Mail Protection Power BI Report

Using advanced reporting tools can give you an added edge over attackers and help you develop a...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 06/15/2017

How to kill an active user session in Office 365

In situations involving compromised user accounts simply disabling an account is often not...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 06/14/2017

Increase OneDrive for Business Storage to 5TB

1TB is the default tenant-wide setting for a user’s OneDrive for Business storage quota. If you have...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 05/22/2017

How do I hide the Azure AD management blade from non-admin users?

The Azure AD Management Preview Blade in the Azure Portal is the gateway to some of the most...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 04/26/2017

Office 365 eDiscovery between two or more users

If you are an Office 365 Administrator and haven’t yet taken a look at the new Office 365 Security...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 10/24/2016

Azure AD B2B Walkthrough

Last year we announced the availability of the public preview for Azure AD B2B and B2C. The need for...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 08/16/2016

How do I start a trial of Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection?

Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is now available for Education customers. ATP...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 04/06/2016

How do I configure Office 365 ProPlus for download of Office 2016 or Office 2013?

Since February 23rd 2016, most Office 365 users download Office 2016 as the default version from...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 03/01/2016

Office 365 Groups in Education

Office 365 Groups are a powerful new tool to enable contextual collaboration across Office 365...

Author: Steve Faehl Date: 02/16/2016

How can I get the new 2016 version of Office 365 ProPlus today?

There is quite a bit of confusion floating around about how to get this today. The good news is you...

Author: markga Date: 09/24/2015

How can you whitelist messages from Clutter?

A customer at a university wanted to ensure important system messages were not put into the clutter...

Author: markga Date: 09/17/2015

Ability to add custom tiles/sites to the Office 365 App launcher

I found out about a neat feature for adding in custom tiles to the app launcher.   Here are the...

Author: markga Date: 07/31/2015

Office 365 Education summer feature summary

I took a vacation and have been away for a bit and a lot things have occurred in Office 365. Let me...

Author: markga Date: 07/30/2015

How can I query multiple user’s OneDrive for Business data?

This is a very common question I get from customers and also they want to know how they can globally...

Author: markga Date: 05/29/2015

Sway integration with Office 365

Great news today – the Sway team provided Office 365 integration starting in First Release...

Author: markga Date: 05/21/2015

Where can I find new Office 365 training?

I get asked this quite often from my customers and we have a plethora of Office 365 content but in...

Author: markga Date: 05/12/2015

New OneDrive for Business roadmap

Some great announcements from the Ignite conference last week coming to OneDrive for Business. The...

Author: markga Date: 05/11/2015

How can I bump my Exchange Online send/receive quota beyond 25MB with the new 150MB send/receive limits?

I have had several customers wanting to send more than 25MB attachments in Exchange Online for some...

Author: markga Date: 04/24/2015

Where can I watch some quick demos explaining some key Office 365 Education features?

This is was question I received from a CIO for a massive west coast school district. I found some...

Author: markga Date: 04/21/2015

How to setup Shared Computer Activation step by step for your education environment

This is a great feature for using Office 365 ProPlus on multiuser/share machine scenarios such as...

Author: markga Date: 03/20/2015

OneNote Class Notebook and OneNote Staff Notebook

The OneNote team just added an awesome addition to the OneNote shared Notebook strategy called...

Author: markga Date: 02/24/2015

Branded login page, self service password reset, and updated Outlook for iOS and Android

  Some great new items launched today for Office 365 customers.   Brand your Azure...

Author: markga Date: 02/17/2015

How to install AAD Sync on a full SQL Server

This was a question from large customer in the southwest who has over 250,000 users to sync to...

Author: markga Date: 02/10/2015

Office for Android tablet, OneDrive for Mac sync preview, Outlook for iOS and Android now available

Three big announcements today: Office for Android tablet This is a great addition to the Office 365...

Author: markga Date: 01/29/2015

Office 365 and Moodle integration

I get asked quite a bit about our Moodle integration with Office 365. The good news is starting...

Author: markga Date: 01/20/2015

Office 365 Video coming to Office 365 Education

This is an awesome addition to Office 365 tenants and Office 365 Education customers and is in the...

Author: markga Date: 01/15/2015

Migrate up to 150MB attachments to Exchange Online

Great news effective now we announced that we have upped the attachment migration limit size to...

Author: markga Date: 01/14/2015

SAML 2.0 and Shibb support for Office 365 ProPlus and Office 2013 standalone - available in tech preview

This is a common ask in education: When will OneDrive for Business folder sync client, Office 365...

Author: markga Date: 11/12/2014

Office 365 ProPlus for Faculty and Staff benefit launched today

Great news! We launched the new benefit for faculty, staff and teachers.  If your education...

Author: markga Date: 11/11/2014

New Outlook for Mac version available from Office 365 portal

Where do I grab the new Outlook for Mac? From your Mac, grab the new Outlook for Mac bits here....

Author: markga Date: 11/04/2014

Shared Computer Activation with Office 365 ProPlus benefit for students/faculty/staff

This is a popular topic I get with education customers. I put together a quick scenario guideline...

Author: markga Date: 11/04/2014

Changing Your Password with Office 365 FAQ

I get asked by a lot of customers around what I can do with changing the password in the cloud via...

Author: markga Date: 10/22/2014

Academic SKU changes from A to E change in name only

There is a name change currently being rolled out to all Academic tenants where we are changing the...

Author: markga Date: 09/30/2014

New Office 365 ProPlus benefits for students and faculty/staff

  More great news for students and faculty staff.  Launching today we have the Office 365...

Author: markga Date: 09/22/2014

New Office 365 directory synchronization tool shipped called Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services

Good news is this long awaited tool has finally shipped and it looks like this is the one tool to...

Author: markga Date: 09/18/2014

Delve, Branded Office 365 Navigation bar and Shared Computer Activation launched

  Delve Delve just launched today and will be rolling out to all Office 365 Education tenants...

Author: markga Date: 09/08/2014

Top 5 tips for a successful back to school on a budget

It's school time again! A time of mixed emotion – exciting to be back in the thick of things but...

Author: AshIddya Date: 08/18/2014

Yammer available with academic plans beginning today!

Great news, beginning today Yammer Enterprise will ship with all Office 365 A plans at no additional...

Author: AshIddya Date: 07/08/2014

Yammer Enterprise for Office 365 Education now available!

Great news today we announced the availability of Yammer Enterprise in your Office 365 Education...

Author: markga Date: 07/07/2014

Office 365 Roadmap site now available

This is great new site we just launched showing all the new features and upcoming features of Office...

Author: markga Date: 06/19/2014

Is there an Office 365 End User Adoption Kit?

I have many education customers deploying Office 365 this summer while school is out. I was asked...

Author: markga Date: 06/06/2014

OneDrive for Business FAQ

Update 5-11-15: Great new roadmap information. Please see the OneDrive for Business roadmap post...

Author: markga Date: 06/04/2014

Customizable launch materials to announce Student Advantage at your school

Are you getting ready to make the Student Advantage benefit available to your school or university?...

Author: Zion Brewer Date: 05/31/2014

Synchronize passwords for federated users to reduce downtime in case of an emergency

Office 365 now supports Password Synchronization as a temporary backup for Single Sign-On...

Author: Zion Brewer Date: 05/30/2014

Can I toggle on and off Sites, Newsfeed, OneDrive inside of SharePoint Online?

This is a very popular request in education where you may want to hide a subset of SharePoint Online...

Author: markga Date: 05/20/2014

Mobile Entrée 365 for SharePoint released!!

The Office 365 Education team is very excited that H3 Solutions Mobile Entrée 365 is now...

Author: bill hagen Date: 05/14/2014

Can I create a single PowerShell session for Lync Online, SharePoint Online, Azure AD, and Exchange Online?

The answer is yes you can however I couldn’t find this documented so I decided to write a post...

Author: markga Date: 05/08/2014

Can I split OneDrive for Business in the cloud and SharePoint 2013 server sites on prem?

I had a public school in Denver ask me this question since they had a rich student portal on prem...

Author: markga Date: 05/06/2014

Exploring the Transition from Google Apps with Office 365 Education- May 15th 2014 12:30 PST

Seminar: Exploring the Transition from Google Apps with Office 365 EducationDate & Time: May...

Author: bill hagen Date: 04/30/2014

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