Department of Defense Education Activity

Microsoft 365

DoDEA has implemented Microsoft 365 to allow you to collaborate effectively, anywhere and at any time - securely and to modernize our technology to help support student excellence. 

Microsoft 365 (M365) is a suite of online and desktop applications, which includes familiar apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. DoDEA has made Microsoft 365 services available in phases beginning with the Microsoft Teams desktop app, which replaced Skype for chat and meetings. 

Microsoft 365 apps
Phased Implementation

Microsoft 365 online and desktop applications will be implemented in a layered and phased approach - meaning that apps and services will be rolled out by organizational levels in specific batches.

Key phases for 2020-2021 (COMPLETED)
  1. Microsoft 365 Account, Teams Desktop app and Microsoft Online Portal 
  2. Microsoft Office Desktop Apps Upgrade & Outlook (email) Online Migration
  3. File Migration to online storage (OneDrive and SharePoint): mid-year 2021
  4. SharePoint Online Migration: late 2021
Previous Implementation Status

Skype to Team Transition

 

Phase 1: M365 Account and Microsoft Teams Transition - COMPLETE ✔

DoDEA staff have setup their Microsoft 365 account with multi-factor authentication (MFA) using their phone. Microsoft Teams is available to all staff through MFA. Skype is no longer part of the DoDEA technology portfolio.

Microsoft 365 web mail

Microsoft_Office365_logoPhase 2: Installed Microsoft Office Apps and Outlook Online Access - COMPLETE ✔

Government-issued computers have been upgraded to the newest Microsoft Office apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher. The installation includes enhanced charts, ability to co-author in real-time with staff who have M365 account, improved file sharing and more.

  • To verify your version, go to Outlook > click the File menu; then, Office Account. The version will appear on the right. If Microsoft 365 is needed, staff can install the latest Microsoft Apps from the Software Center.
  • Outlook on the web (email and calendar) for staff have been migrated by DoDEA IT.

Limitations and Considerations

DO NOTConduct, store, edit, share, discuss, draw or transmit ANY classified work; conduct non-DoD activities; download any material onto personal devices from the DoDEA environment.

Microsoft 365 (M365) installations have no connection to nor impact on Google G Suite availability. DoDEA has both M365 and Google as part of our technology portfolio. Education staff and students can continue to access Google. All DoDEA staff will have access to Microsoft 365 by the end of School Year 2020-21.

To be one of the first to get early access to applications and services, consider being part of the DoDEA Champions Program

Microsoft 365 consists of:

Local and cloud-based (online) apps and productivity services - Available Now
This includes mobile, desktop and online versions of Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) as well as a full suite of online services for email, file storage and collaboration, meetings, and more.

Windows 10 Enterprise - Available Now
This is the most productive and secure version of Windows offering comprehensive deployment, device, and app management.

Device management and advanced security services - Available Now
These services help enable productivity while keeping data protected.

See the full collection of Microsoft 365 resources here.

Contact the Global Service Desk for additional support.