2019/2020 Service Definition

Microsoft Office 365 (Email and Office Cloud Applications)

About the Service

BT Lancashire Services offers a range of cloud based Office Suite and Communication tools delivered using the appropriate products within Microsoft Office 365 Education. This service provides:

  • Email, including group calendaring and mobile device integration
  • Use of your own School domain name.
  • Collaboration Services
  • Online Office Suite Services
  • Online Storage Service

What are the benefits?

  • Cloud based services minimise the need for onsite IT infrastructure to provide these services.
  • Reduces costs linked to providing onsite hardware and support.
  • All data is held securely in the Microsoft cloud platform, while being accessible from any PC, tablet or smartphone.
  • Provides access to Microsoft online Office Suite and Communication tools, essential to school administration.
  • Allows staff and students to work on Office files anywhere in real time. Create, store, and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations online.
  • Allows you to access email, shared calendars and contacts from your PC, smartphone or tablet in school, at home or on the move.

What's Included?

  • Email – Business class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience which you can access from your desktop or from a web browser using Outlook Web App. Includes a 50 GB mailbox per user and ability to send attachments up to 150MB
  • Microsoft Office Online – Create and edit Word (Word Processing), Excel (Spreadsheets), PowerPoint (Presentations), and OneNote (Note Taking) all via a web browser
  • OneDrive - OneDrive for Education gives each user 1 TB of personal work related storage that they can access from anywhere and that syncs with their PC. Easily share files internally and externally and control who sees and edits them.
  • Skype for business (Instant Messaging Collaboration) gives users access to presence (ability to see if people are online or available), instant messaging, audio and video calling, rich online meetings, and extensive web conferencing capabilities.
  • SharePoint Online – Share Information easily - SharePoint sites provide workspaces with customisable security settings for individual teams within the School. Popular with school management staff when collaborating on documents.