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We are now fully switched over to the new email system – Office 365. See the ‘Get Connected’ section below for how to connect.
The new system is now ready for use. Office 365 email is compatible with a wide range of email apps, including those built in to iOS, Andriod and Windows.
In school – Open Outlook, click ‘Next’ a few times, you will then be using the new system. If you don’t get the prompts to click ‘Next’, contact ICT Support.
Windows phone email setup – Coming soon!
So, why change email systems?
Office 365, provided by Microsoft, offers some great features:
- Office 365 (email access) –
- Office 365 has greater support for various types of technologies than our current system – Easily access your emails via a PC/Mac or iOS, Android and Windows devices;
- A 50GB mailbox;
- Send 150MB attachments per email.
- OneDrive, 1TB of online storage – Accessible from anywhere using your PC/Mac or your iOS, Android, or Windows device.
- Web versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint – This will be of huge benefit to all that don’t currently have Office software installed at home as it will allow all pupils and staff to edit and create documents online without having to buy and install the software for home use.
Watch the video below for an overview of what’s to come…
Q1. When can I login to Office 365?
A1. Now, from here.
Q2. How do I get to my emails?
A2. Within school – open Outlook; it should prompt you to click ‘Next’ a few times then you will be using the new system. If you aren’t prompted, please contact ICT Support. See the ‘Guides’ section about for details.
Q3. Will I keep my email address, emails and calendar?
A3. Yes, yes and yes.
Q4. Do I need to do anything?
A4. If you changed your password a couple of weeks ago then you don’t need to do anything. In school, open Outlook and click ‘Next’ a few times. Your OneDrive online storage will be available from here, so you won’t need to install any apps on the school computers.
Q5. The apps are free but do I have to install the apps to use my email and OneDrive account from outside of school?
A5. No, your emails and OneDrive storage are accessible directly through the Office 365 website. You will also have access to online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Q6. Will all my files be available in OneDrive?
A6. This is entirely up to you. We will leave all your documents as they currently are, but if you wish to move files and/or folders to OneDrive then follow the guide(s) here.
Q7. Is Office 365 safe?
A7. Yes, Microsoft uses the latest security methods to ensure your connection is secure at all times. For more information, click here. As you will be accessing Office 365 and OneDrive using your school password, we would recommend using a ‘strong’ password.
Q8. What login details do I use to log in to Office 365, OneDrive and RM Unify?
A8. Your Office 365 and OneDrive username will be your full school email address and the password will be the same password you use on the computers in school. RM Unify only needs the username (not your full email address) and your school password.
Q9. I can’t login to Office 365 or OneDrive.
A9. These systems use the same password as your school computer login, so if you have changed your computer password then you will need to use the new password with Office 365 and OneDrive.
Q10. How might this change affect access to other types of Office software (not in o365) such as ‘Publisher’ and ‘FrontPage’ – will they still be available locally in school?
A10. All software currently installed on the computers in school will remain the same and accessible from within school.
Q11. What is RM Unify?
A11. RM Unify is the connection between us as a school and Microsoft’s services; it allows us to use the same password for Office 365 as you would use to log in to the school computers.
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