Everything You Need to Know About Office 365 Migration to Schools

In addition to all the other features of Office 365, Microsoft developed education-specific tools for the Office 365 for education licenses. 

This includes but is not limited to Microsoft Teams for Education, Minecraft for Education, Microsoft School Data Sync, OneNote for Education, Take a Test App, Immersive Reader tool, and so much more! Make sure to watch all the videos in the rest of this post to understand the full realm of possibilities with Office 365 for Education.

Microsoft School Data Sync

“School Data Sync (SDS) is a free service in Office 365 for Education that reads the school and roster data from a school’s Student Information System (SIS). 

It creates Office 365 Groups for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, class teams for Microsoft Teams and OneNote Class notebooks, school groups for Intune for Education, and rostering and SSO integration for many other third party applications. SDS helps to automate the process of importing and synchronizing Student Information System (SIS) data with Office 365.” 

Office 365 is much more than Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

Don’t for a moment think that O365 is a fancy new name for Microsoft Office with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It is a lot more. To start, it comes with Outlook, Access, and Publisher. 

It also includes services like hosted Exchange for emails, OneDrive for Secure Shared Storage, SharePoint for content management and collaboration, Teams for enabling your teams to converge quickly on a decision in chat channels. For enterprise users, there is also the option of Stream for video streaming, Yammer for an enterprise-wide social platform, and PowerBI for Advanced Analytics.

Depending on your need and sophistication of use, O365 includes all the tools and apps necessary to empower your teams.

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Office 365 Migration Type

When it’s time to choose between Office 365 migration types, there are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself, such as:

  • How much time do you need to migrate?
  • How big is your migration budget?
  • How much data do you need to migrate?
  • Which existing email system are you using?
  • Which version of Exchange Server are you using?

After you’ve answered these questions, you can move forward with determining the best migration type for your organization.

For complete convenience! 

 What does a business like yours need to manage and maintain efficient business operations? A set of tools that just work the way you want them to work. These are some of the things that you might need:

  1. Business-grade email service (YahooMail or ZohoMail)
  2. Secure storage for important files in the Cloud (Dropbox or Box)
  3. Calendaring solutions for managing schedule (Calendaly.com or 10to8.com)
  4. Tasks management software (asana.com or Monday.com)
  5. Office productivity tools (Apache OpenOffice or Apple iWork)

Good news! You don’t have to go to all those different vendors to get those services. Microsoft Office 365 is an integrated platform that offers all the above services at a single price point. Your IT team doesn’t have to deal with multiple vendors and your Finance department doesn’t have to manage many invoices. 

Software and services provided by Microsoft under O365 are best in class and have been the de-facto standard for office productivity for almost 3 decades now. It’s just convenient to get Office 365!

Key takeaway

By migrating to Office 365 apps and services, your business gets a productivity boost supported by improved collaboration amongst employees, a seamless information exchange with partners, and faster turnaround time in your innovation cycles and sales cycles.