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Why One IT and Why Office 365?

One IT has been working with Microsoft Cloud email services for over 8 years and in that time we have seen the product evolve from BPOS into Live@Edu, and now Office 365. Along the way we have been through many upgrades and migrations an seen every feature evolve into the robust platform it is today.

We have been working primarily with schools for most of the last 8 years however in the last 3 years we have rapidly expanded our support offerings to multiple Academy’s, Academy Trusts, Charity’s and Local Business’s so we have a broad understanding of both education and business needs.

As a Microsoft Partner and Sales Specialist organisation we are able to provide a range of Microsoft Cloud Services to our customers.


Enterprise Grade Features

Feature What One IT Add


Email 50GB Mailbox Training and support on accessing your mailbox via Web Browser, Mobile / Table device’s such as Apple iOS, Windows Mobile Android and Full Outlook clients on Windows and Mac


Calendar Calendar sharing with internal and external users as standard for all users Creation of a central shared calendar for all customers. We can create multiple calendars e.g. room or resource calendars to help with booking of resources such as laptops or iPads


Personal File Storage 1TB (that’s the equivalent of 125x 8GB USB memory sticks) Help with setting up mobile devices to access your online storage and training in sharing of files for collaboration with other users


Online Meetings Unlimited instant messaging and High Definition video calling We can supply USB handsets / cameras to enable voice / video calling between rooms in your school or business and external users of Lync and Skype


Online Collaboration and Storage SharePoint Team Sites for every customer enabling online sharing and collaboration between staff, students, business partners and external users


We can provide custom branding with your schools chosen colours, logos and theme. Training for staff in using SharePoint is also available


Social Networking Yammer social networking as standard Training on using Yammer and best practice advice for keeping your users safe online


Video Streaming Azure Video Services If you would like a free and save environment to upload and store video’s but don’t want to use public services such as YouTube the Video Portal is a perfect fit. This allows customers to have a safe and secure environment offering only the content they specify


Online Presentations Sway Sway is a new feature of Office 365 that allows everyone to quickly throw a presentation together with all the bells and whistles of a professional presentation. With access to online content from Bing and locally stored media that you can insert into sway, students find that it is a fantastic tool to quickly put together thoughts and ideas and submit to teachers or share with others via web links or PDF


Username / Password Integration Active Directory Federation Services Integration with DirSync and your schools local Active Directory By default One IT will link your network login account with your email account and keep them both in sync for password changes and other updates making access to your online resources fast and simple


Office Applications Office 365 Professional Plus With Office 365 Professional Plus licences, every user can have up to 5x copies of the latest version of Microsoft Office on their devices this includes Windows, Mac OSX, Android, Apple iOS and Windows Mobile. For schools with EES or EES-OVS agreements we will enable this for all users for FREE (Click Here for more Details on EES and how the One IT Microsoft Consortium agreement could save you money)


All of the above are backed by Microsoft with a Guaranteed 99.9% uptime, a 24/7/365 helpdesk and world class data security

One IT are also a Microsoft Partner for cloud services, this gives us direct access to Microsoft should a problem need escalation beyond the regular helpdesk support level and we also have staff certified in multiple Microsoft Office 365 qualifications


Enterprise Grade Security and Compliance

Putting data in the cloud can be a scary prospect for many schools, academy’s, charity’s and business’s, with Microsoft Office 365 you can rest assured that your online communication and collaboration platform is secure safe and secure at all times. All data remains the property of the organisation and Microsoft holds no rights to your data. For an in-depth look at the security provided by Office 365 visit the Office 365 Trust Centre and for details on compliance standards such as EU Safe Harbor click here

One IT understands schools need’s for child protection and has built and extensive list of bad word and bad phrase filters that we apply to all student email accounts by default, we contact schools directly if any breach occurs so that schools have the ability to react quickly to any incident. Schools can also choose to block external email sent to and from students to create a “walled garden” where students can only communicate with other students to further enhance online safety

Consultancy Services

We can offer a wide range of services to help you migrate to Office 365. These include:

  • Pre-Sales Advice – For businesses and charity’s we can compare Office 365 plans, assess your requirements and provide a recommended solution including full pricing. Charitable organisations and non-profit organisations often qualify for Microsoft Donation pricing which can save your organisation a lot of money. Schools get Office 365 licences for free
  • Deployment / Migration / Planning – We can offer a fully managed deployment service or we can work alongside your local IT staff to implement any Office 365 scenario
  • Support – We can offer an ongoing fully managed support service, one off or ad-hoc consultancy and support or we can just be there if and when you need us. If you require a specific support package we will be happy to tailor one to fit your school or business needs
  • Training – We can provide ad-hoc training for your end users and also provide technical training to you IT staff. This could be in the form of 121 training with individuals or group training


Next Steps

If you are interested in our Office 365 service offering please get in touch and we would be happy to help you in a move to cloud services

If you would like a no obligation free trial for up to 25 users click here we will automatically be notified that you have signed up and will be in touch to see if we can help you.