Office365 for Education
February 20, 2021

Office365 for Education

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Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

Microsoft Office 365 (Cloud)

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

We started using it for student email 12 years ago. We moved staff to the platform two years ago to avoid the expense of upgrading Exchange on prem. Best decision ever. No more managing mailbox sizes and running out of storage for mailboxes. The Office apps are easier to manage than the desktop versions too. Initially moved just for the email issue, but the other features are really starting to shine.
  • Mail accessibility not dependent on campus network.
  • Can use the apps on any device.
  • Increased productivity of employees.
  • Greater interaction between workers with Teams.
  • Reliability - we’ve seen a few outages that have been extended.
  • Outlook app on mobile devices not as full featured as desktop version.
  • Reduced our need to add storage for email.
  • Increased our backup expenses.
We didn’t look at others - Office365 for Education was what we wanted.

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In Higher Education, Office365 is free so there is no reason not to move. There is the question of backups. Just because it’s in the cloud at Microsoft, you are responsible for your own backups. So that is an added expense to take care of.