School Office 365 Offer

Help for Businesses and Schools from Microsoft

John PhillipsProduct Updates

With the restrictions and uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic, there are challenges faced by organisations and educational institutes looking to continue to be productive in this difficult period. To aid with this, Microsoft have announced a range of new trials and existing offers for businesses and schools.

As with most software providers, Microsoft have trial periods available for most of their products, or free versions for non-profit and education.  These newly-announced trials and existing offers can allow organisations to try out new cloud technology to assist with remote working without the financial outlay.

Microsoft Teams 6-Month Trial

We recently covered the benefits of using Microsoft Teams to aid with remote working and team collaboration and this extended trial allows for plenty of time for your organisation to experience the benefits at no additional cost. For each license assigned to a user in the trial they will also be provisioned additional services that enable them to experience the full value of Microsoft Teams, including:

  • Exchange Foundation
  • Flow for Office 365 Plan 1
  • Forms
  • Microsoft Planner
  • Microsoft Whiteboard
  • Microsoft Teams (Teams1, Teams IW)
  • Office Online
  • PowerApps for Office 365 Plan 1
  • SharePoint Online Kiosk
  • Stream
  • Sway
  • Yammer Enterprise

This trial has a 1000-seat limit.

Office 365 A1 – Free versions to all educational institutions

Unlimited chat, built-in group and one-on-one audio or video calling, 10 GB of team file storage, and 2 GB of personal file storage per user. Users also get real-time collaboration with the Office apps for web, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. There is also no restrictions on the number of users.


If you would like to discuss or initiate a trial for your organisation, please contact one of our team today to discuss your requirements.

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