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Jisc negotiated changes to Microsoft's standard Office 365 Agreement in order to secure an enhanced position for the benefit of institutions wishing to procure Office 365. The negotiated amendments cover areas including: Standard liability Privacy and security measures Clarification of jurisdiction and legal precedence, etc. Jisc's legal adviser carries out a yearly review of Microsoft's Online Service Terms (OSTs). Please note that in order to use the Jisc amendments, Office 365 licenses must be ordered on an Institution's Campus agreement. This is done via your reseller. If you've signed up for O365 online and you later wish to use the Jisc amendments, contact us for details about the process of signing up. Once we confirm your eligibility with Microsoft, you can then order the licenses through your reseller and assign those to your users. Organisations that use the Jisc-amended agreement may be eligible to also use the Google Apps for Education (now G Suite) amended agreement by paying a single fee of £500 yearly. More information about Microsoft's education plans and pricing can be found at this link. You may be interested in joining the Jisc mailing list OFFICE365-MANAGERS - where various types of Microsoft users share ideas, experiences, advice, etc. You may find the the LinkedIn group Microsoft Office 365 useful too. For more information about any of the above, please contact

5 steps to your Office 365 upgrade

1 October 2013 at 11:44am

For universities and colleges using Live@Edu, Microsoft will be in touch to help plan your move to Office 365; Microsoft would like to see this completed by October 2013. Here are five steps to help you achieve a seamless transfer:

  1. Read up – There is lots of information on our community website and through Microsoft’s wiki (
  2. Make a plan – What do you have in place at the moment and what might you want to move? What might you want to test?
  3. Be prepared – Check that your infrastructure and desktops will be compatible. Then build your test environment. Contact Janet Brokerage to request the document pack for your legal advisors (
  4. Tell everyone – Speak to your communications department about how to ensure internal buy-in.
  5.  Push the button – When you’re ready to go, log into the Service Management Portal ( and begin your upgrade.