Microsoft 365 for Education

Deliver better learning outcomes with Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 for Education

With innovative apps, intelligent cloud services and advanced security, Microsoft 365 delivers a modern learning experience within a single, affordable solution just for education. Tiered pricing and plans means your school gets access to affordable, easy-to-manage technology, with enhanced safety and security to protect staff and students.

If you’re ready to drive student engagement and find new ways to focus on learning with Microsoft 365 for Education, Data#3 is here to help.


Inspire creativity

Empower your students with secure collaboration tools that maximise creativity and lift the learning experience.


Bolster teamwork

With a single hub for classes and teams, teachers save time and students are supported to easily connect, share and communicate with their class.


Keep data secure

Reduce exposure to risks, detect attacks, respond to threats and maintain compliance with world-class security solutions baked in.

Compare Microsoft 365 Education plans

Weigh up the various Microsoft licensing and software packages to find the best fit for your campus.

Office 365 A1

Tailored for Non Education Qualified Users (Non-EQU). Free web-based access to popular Microsoft Office applications.

Microsoft 365 A3

All the features in A1 plus complete access to the Office desktop apps and additional management and security tools.

Microsoft 365 A5

All the features in A3 plus Microsoft’s best-in-class intelligent security management, advanced compliance and analytics solutions.

Collaboration & Learning




Office client applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Office Online: web-based document editing
Email and calendar, instant messenger (IM), persistent chat, Yammer
Files and content management: file storage, sharing, information discovery, Groups, Planner
Minecraft: Education Edition with Code Builder

Classroom Tools




Microsoft Teams with classroom experiences, professional learning communities (PLC), and staff teams
OneNote Class Notebook, Sway
Learning Tools, Accessibility Checker, Office Lens

Voice, video & meetings




Skype for Business
PSTN (public switched telephone network) Conferencing, Cloud PBX (private branch exchange)





Legal Hold, eDiscovery search and export
Advanced eDiscovery, Customer Lockbox, Advanced Data Governance





Power BI Pro, MyAnalytics

Management & Security




Intune for Education
School Data Sync, Data Loss Prevention, Office 365 Rights Management
Office 365 A3: Advanced Security Management, Skype Meeting Broadcast
Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) A3: Intune for Education, Azure Active Directory P1, Azure Information Protection P1, Advanced Threat Analytics
Windows 10 Education A3: Windows Defender Antivirus, Device Guard

Advanced Security




Office 365 A5: Advanced Threat Prevention, Threat Intelligence
Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) A5: Azure Active Directory P2, Azure Information Protection P2, Cloud App Security
Windows 10 Education A5: Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Server & CAL Benefits




Productivity Server Licenses and Client Access Licenses (CALs) for Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, etc.
Windows Server Client Access Licenses (CALs)
System Center Configuration Manager CML
System Center Endpoint Protection

This is just a simple view of basic inclusions and at Data#3 we know licensing can be a lot more complex than this. For more information, contact a Data#3 licensing specialist.

How Microsoft 365 addresses your schools’ concerns

securtiy and compliance SECURITY & COMPLIANCE

Regular security assessments are the foundation of a school’s security strategy. Leverage Data#3’s range of assessments to review your security posture, identify weaknesses and ensure staff are security-aware and trained to protect your school from the inside out.

Data#3 security assessment

Protecting your school against cyberthreats is fundamental, yet complicated, multi-faceted and continuously changing. Stay one step ahead of evolving cybersecurity threats by engaging the Data#3 team to regularly assess your network perimeter, applications, data and more.

Data#3’s security awareness training program with Layer 8

Create a culture of cybersecurity awareness by arming your employees with the tools and practical knowledge needed to understand, identify and make the right decision when it comes to protecting your school’s information and assets.

Uplift to the A5 security suite

Upgrading to the comprehensive Microsoft 365 A5 license offers new best of breed solutions to help achieve your security and compliance goals.

Identity and Threat Protection

This package brings together integrated and automated security solutions to extend identity and threat protection, deliver preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response.

Information Protection and Compliance

Brings together information protection and advanced compliance capabilities to automatically protect and govern data whilst helping compliance and IT teams perform ongoing risk assessments and efficiently respond to regulatory requests.

student safety STUDENT SAFETY

Gaggle Safety Management

Gaggle has been developed to proactively prevent student suicide, bullying, inappropriate behaviours, school violence, and other harmful situations. Here’s how it works:

  • Gaggle integrates with communication and collaboration tools – such as Microsoft 365 – and uses a combination of artificial intelligence and trained safety experts to flag, review and block potentially harmful content in students’ school-issued accounts.
  • In severe situations, school-appointed contacts can be immediately notified or law enforcement will be asked to intervene.
  • When students sign up for social networks with their school-provided email accounts, email alerts or notifications from that social network account will become part of Gaggle Safety Management.

Request a Gaggle Safety Audit

With exclusive rights to provide Gaggle to the Australian market, we can use Gaggle to ingest 60 days of retrospective student-created content before providing a report that details exactly what kinds of potentially harmful content your students are sharing across Microsoft 365.


Your Microsoft 365 subscription includes Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to manage user identities behind the scenes.

Data#3 can support you on your journey to Azure, helping you to integrate your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to synchronise user accounts and passwords or set up single sign-on.

data and analytics DATA & ANALYTICS

When you use the Microsoft 365 platform with Microsoft Power BI, you are better positioned to extract maximum value from your technology and your data. This is because Power BI interoperates with the Microsoft technology allowing you to trust in, and use, all your data productively.

Data#3 can help you leverage Power BI to get the visibility and insights you need to gain both a better understanding of your educational organisation and capitalise on emerging opportunities.


If your school is paying for a Microsoft 365 subscription, you also have access to Microsoft Teams – the powerful, integrated platform for collaboration and education.

This means you have a host of modern features to support students, teachers and administrators – including next generation video meetings, cloud calling, instant messaging, file collaboration and hundreds of apps to customise your students learning experience.

Teams Rooms

Bring smart room control functionality to learning spaces and bridge the physical and virtual divide with Microsoft Teams Rooms. Contact a Microsoft Teams Rooms Specialist to upgrade you meeting rooms.

Microsoft Teams Voice Services

  1. Audio Conferencing: A dial-in and dial out services in Microsoft Teams allowing attendees to dial-in to Teams meetings from virtually any device.
  2. Phone Systems: Enables users to make, receive and transfer calls from phones, mobiles, tablets and PCs using their underlying telephone service provider, from nearly anywhere with internet access.
  3. Calling Plans: Combining with a phone system, calling plans allow you to establish a complete phone system, proving employees with a primary phone number (either new or existing) that lets them make and receive phone calls outside the school.

Adopting Microsoft 365 with Data#3

Like with any cloud adoption process, migrating or renewing your Microsoft 365 licensing is not just a simple transaction. To ensure success on your licensing structure and cloud adoption journey it’s important to work with a partner who has the expertise and experience needed to correctly configure your solution, integrate security and ensure you are not over or under licensed.

As Microsoft’s largest Australian partner, Data#3 is the perfect fit to help your organisation take advantage of everything your Microsoft 365 subscription has to offer – providing comprehensive strategies for Microsoft 365 as well as your broader Microsoft ecosystem. Here’s what you get when you engage with the Data#3 team:

  • Your own dedicated account executive
  • A highly qualified Microsoft contracts team equipped to process contracts and deliver a quicker, more seamless experience
  • Experienced team adept at solving the challenges and capturing opportunities in the education sector
  • The best possible price by co-terming all your software licensing – including Microsoft, Adobe and Veeam – to just one transaction every year.

Data#3 Education Licensing Agreements

Microsoft EES

Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) is a commitment-based Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement traditionally for schools over 1,000 users. But with pre-defined concessions from Microsoft, Data#3 can get its customers on a consortium agreement which negates this need for 1,000 users, providing added value for less.

Microsoft Security and Modern Workplace Workshops

Complimentary for eligible customers*

As Microsoft’s largest Australian partner, we offer fully funded* workshops for eligible organisations using Microsoft technologies.

At Data#3, we’re experts in identifying risks and gaps, migrating workloads and recommending licensing constructs. We can help your organisation build airtight strategies to implement the technical controls needed to defend and scale your organisation. We can plan and implement Microsoft 365 collaboration technologies and even provide organisational change management services to ensure your organisation maximises adoption.

Book a workshop free-of-charge and leverage our expertise to understand how a Microsoft 365 solution can help your organisation. Workshops will help you design a modern workplace using the Microsoft 365 suite, benchmark your security posture, and better protect your organisation with your existing investments in the Microsoft ecosystem.

Microsoft 365 Optimiser

One of the great advantages of investing in powerful, cloud-based software like Microsoft 365 is the time and cost saving potential. Ideally, it should make your people more efficient, enable effective communication and collaboration, enhance security, and simplify day-to-day work for your IT teams.

Microsoft 365 Optimiser is a managed service to provide visibility into your Microsoft 365 environment. It optimises license usage, exposes security risks, and helps you to drive adoption of Microsoft 365.

Need help with your Microsoft licensing?

Contact Data#3 today to learn more about the Microsoft licensing options that best suit your school.

Next steps:

  1. Talk to a Licensing Specialist, reach out via the form below.
  2. Request a Security Assessment below.
  3. Learn more about Security Testing and Awareness Training services.
  4. Participate in a Student Safety Audit.

Contact a Licensing Specialist


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