Shape the Future, Intune, Education Licences (via OVS), M365, Windows Server and Azure
Microsoft Shape the Future (and how to get your discount!)
The Shape the Future program offers discounts on Windows 10 Education devices. Schools can purchase devices via Academy ICT from brands such as HP, Lenovo, Dynabook, Acer and Dell. These affordable devices cover a range of specifications from Celeron and 4Gb to Intel Core i5 and 8Gb.
As a UK based school you are eligible for this program but you do need to get a special code from Microsoft first. We call that a “Letter of Eligibility” or LOE for short.
To get the LOE either contact us and we will send you the link or copy and paste this URL into your browser
They turned me down – what now?
Microsoft has a huge database but your school may not be on it for many a reason. Please don’t worry. Simply contact us and we will send you a special link to contact them and within a day or so you will have your LOE and will start to get your discounted devices designed just for school ICT.
Microsoft licensing via OVS
The Academic Volume Licensing program that is best for you depends on the size and type of your institution and how you want to acquire your Microsoft licenses. Therefore our licensing experts are here to guide you through the process. We also provide software Support and Assurance – ensuring that you are always able to maximise the use of your software.
No matter how you purchase your Windows Server Licence we can help deploy it and then support you whilst running it. Windows Server can be run on-premise or in the Cloud. If you wish to discuss either option or how best to purchase the latest version of Windows Server please feel free to contact us.
Microsoft 365 Education
Empower teachers to unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple and safe experience in a single, affordable solution built for education.
Include students at no extra cost when you buy for teachers, faculty, and staff.
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). You control how your schools devices are used, including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. You can also configure specific policies to control applications.
Intune is part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility and Security Suite and integrates with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to control who has access and of course what they can access. It also integrates with Azure Information Protection for data protection. Contact us if you need assistance.
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Academy ICT recommend subscription licencing
Subscription licensing gives you the rights to use the products that you license, plus covered upgrades and downgrades over the license period. Subscription licensing is great for institutions that want access to the latest technology at the lowest upfront cost. The convenience of counting people or computers once per year. Easy compliance by knowing all users or computers are licensed for the year.
Access M365 free of charge via Student Advantage.
M365 for Education provides students with productivity tools that help them to communicate and collaborate more efficiently, access assignments in shared workspaces, have their notes synchronized in OneNote and the ability to use familiar applications such as Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Excel anywhere, anytime and across virtually any device.
As part of its ongoing commitment to education, Microsoft Student Advantage makes it easy for students to use the latest and best version of Office at their education institution and at home.
Since December 1, 2013, education institutions worldwide that license Office 365 ProPlus or Office Professional Plus for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 for students at no additional cost. More than 35,000 institutions are automatically eligible to deliver the Student Advantage benefit to their students.
Student Advantage enables students to access the familiar experience of Office in an always up-to-date service.