Microsoft heeft vanmorgen een email verzonden waarin wordt aangekondigd dat de A2 suite van Office 365 binnenkort beschikbaar is. De A2 suite is vergelijkbaar met de Office 365 E2 suite. Onderwijsinstellingen krijgen de mogelijkheid gratis te profiteren van de voordelen van Office 365.
Hieronder de email van Microsoft
Thank you for choosing Microsoft Office 365 for education as a cloud productivity solution. Microsoft is committed to providing best-in-class cloud communication and collaboration solutions for educational customers like you. Office 365 increases student and faculty productivity, saves customers time and money, and is backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability you expect from Microsoft.
We are pleased to announce that, starting June 1, all Academic or 'A' SKUs will be available on Microsoft's Volume Licensing price list for you to order through your reseller. The SKU's will feature full-suite Plans A2-A4 of Office 365 for education, providing a broad set of online services including Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and more.
In addition to the announcement above, we would like to inform you of the following. This will require no action on your part.
- Microsoft will upgrade the existing component service subscription(s) on your tenant to Office 365 for education Plan A2 in July. This offer is free to all educational customers, so there is no charge for this upgrade. Microsoft will communicate the exact timing of this event as the date approaches. Your organization will experience no interruption of service or data loss. In addition to delivering the broader capabilities of Plan A2, this upgrade will make renewals and additional orders easier while optimizing your tenant for academic enhancements in the future.
- Once this upgrade to Plan A2 is complete, please make all new transactions on the A subscription(s), including adding new services, assigning seats etc.
Please note that use rights related to the previously-ordered component services will be governed by the product use rights applicable at the time of initial order and will remain in place for the term of the Enrollment.
If you have any questions regarding your Office 365 for education subscriptions, please contact your local Microsoft representative or reseller. You can also receive Office 365 support from Microsoft and get answers from the Office 365 Community.
Thank you again for choosing Microsoft's Office 365 for education as a cloud productivity solution, and we look forward to a continued role in your institution's technology needs.