Microsoft Office 365 for education is available,

Image providing the world’s best productivity, communications and collaboration experiences to schools at no cost.  

The cloud and online learning are key trends transforming education today. Office 365 for education delivers a holistic collaboration platform that will change the game,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of worldwide education, Microsoft. “As schools face ever-tightening budgets and the pressure to innovate, we are offering enterprise quality technology for free that will modernize teaching practices and help prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.”

At BETT 2011 we announced that Office 365 would be coming to our education customers – an upgrade for the current Live@edu service used by over 22M users worldwide. Over the last few months some of our early adopter customers, including University of Dundee, Westminster University and The Schools Network (formerly SSAT) have been deploying this upgraded service and they’re really happy with the results.

The university selected Office 365 over Google Apps because it gives us a robust enterprise-class platform for developing a radical new approach to collaboration and communication that goes far beyond email


Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Cloud CRM for Less

Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Cloud CRM for Less.

Tot 30 juni 2012 vergoedt Microsoft organisaties die daarvoor in aanmerking komen 137 EUR voor elke Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online abonnementslicentie. Koop 30 seats en u ontvangt 4.110 EUR. Koop 500 seats en u ontvangt 68.500 EUR.1

Wie komt hiervoor in aanmerking?

  • Organisaties in Australië, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Nieuw-Zeeland, Noorwegen, Zwitserland en lidstaten van de Europese Unie.
  • Organisaties die zich abonneren op minstens 30 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online-licenties.
  • Organisaties die zich voor twee jaar abonneren op een licentie van Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

Hoe ga ik aan de slag?

Wanneer uw organisatie zich heeft geabonneerd op Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, hoeft u alleen maar een verzoek in te dienen om uw Cloud CRM for Less-fonds te verkrijgen. Als u dit verzoek wilt indienen, gaat u terug naar de pagina en klikt u op de knop “Fondsen claimen” (zie hieronder). U wordt naar een beveiligde portal doorgestuurd, waar u om informatie wordt gevraagd om te controleren of u voor voor deze aanbieding in aanmerking komt en voor verdere verwerking van de betaling. Neem voor vragen contact op met uw Microsoft-accountvertegenwoordiger.

Plan for and deploy AD FS 2.0 for use with single sign-on – Office 365 for enterprises

This article provides streamlined planning and deployment instructions for Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises administrators who have determined that they require single sign-on access and who currently do not have an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 infrastructure deployed in their organization.

If you currently have an AD FS 2.0 production environment and are interested in providing your users with single sign-on access to Office 365 services, you can go directly to the next step: Install Windows PowerShell for single sign-on.

For additional overview and configuration information about AD FS 2.0, see the
Next step and additional references
section in this article.
Plan for and deploy AD FS 2.0 for use with single sign-on – Office 365 for enterprises

Office365 for the Enterprise, SharePoint in the Cloud at TechEd2012

During TECHED2012 one of the  Microsoft’s service managers presented on the topic Office365 for the Enterprise:

  • 70 percent of IT budgets are spent maintaining inflexible and siloed data center equipment
  • 95 percent of information workers report using at least one self-purchased device for work (like an iPad or smart phone)
  • 1.2 billion mobile workers worldwide by 2013 (more than 1/3 of the world’s workforce)
  • In 2011, 15 percent of IT spending was on the cloud (public and private)
  • By end of 2012, 80 percent of new software offerings will be available as cloud services
  • Gartner estimates 20 percent of business will own no on-premises IT assets by end of 2012
  • By 2015, 20 percent of non-IT global 500 companies will be cloud-service providers

10 top tips to transition your business to Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is an increasingly attractive option to enterprises thinking of moving to the cloud and according to Gartner estimates, 20 per cent of businesses will own no on-premises IT assets by the end of this year, 2012. At a recent TechEd 2012 presentation, Microsoft shared another interesting statistic – that 20 per cent of non-IT global 500 companies will be cloud-service providers by 2015.

However, the transition to the cloud is a decision that cannot be made overnight, as there are many factors to consider such as domain names, working with users and groups, training staff to adapt to working in the cloud, user migration, Exchange migration and management. It need not be a stressful exercise though, here are ten tactics to help your organisation on its way.