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



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

What is Delve?

Delve is a new way of having information presented to you rather than you searching and finding information. It is the first in a new series of intelligent and social work experiences.



See more on Delve here.


Custom theme on the portal navigation bar

You can now select a custom theme to change your school colors and logo on the Office 365 portal navigation bar. You can even link the logo to a school intranet or external site page.

Select the Company hyperlink in the upper right hand corner in the Office 365 administrator console:


Change the default navigation bar themes.  End users can also customize their own colors if they choose.



This is rolling out to every tenant. See here for more details.


Shared Computer Activation

This is a very useful feature for education customers that have Citrix or Terminal Services machines or even classroom carts and would like to leverage Student Advantage or Office 365 ProPlus on these virtual/physical machines.   Prior to SCA, there was no way for Office 365 ProPlus (OPP) to run on an RDS machine or even shared classroom cart machine.

You can now install OPP using the Office Deployment Kit on in these use case scenarios and it will enable SCA when you add the following to the configuration.xml file:

<Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="True" /> <Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="1" />

Screen A would be an OPP installation using SCA and Screen B would be traditional OPP installation with activation:



See here for more details on SCA.