Some of you may have heard about Office 365 for education – if not go and read up! One of the most common questions I get asked by existing customers is: how do I upgrade from Live@edu to Office 365 for education?
Well the great news is that we’ve launched a new portal where you can find out more about the process. Upgrades will start in Summer 2012, but you should begin planning now. Use the portal to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions.
There are some steps to take to get ready:
- Make sure your contact information and institution profile are correct in the Live@edu Service Management Portal. Particularly with more mature deployments, where members of your IT team may have moved on, or responsibilities changed, this information might be out of date. We need this to be correct in order to upgrade smoothly.
- Make sure your desktops meet the Office 365 software requirements. Remember, the MAP toolkit can help identify devices in your IT estate that aren’t running compatible versions of Microsoft Office or Windows.
- Read the upgrade questions and answers and develop an upgrade plan for your institution.