Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP) Australia

Envision IT is an Australian Microsoft 'Authorised Education Partner (AEP). As AEP, Envision IT is Authorised Microsoft Software Reseller for Education and Academic institutions such as schools, colleges and establishments for higher learning. The institutions could be non-government and private. Our sales territory includes some neighbouring countries as stated in Sales Region below.

Envision IT's Microsoft Licensing Sales Territory

Envision IT is authorised to sell Microsoft Licensing Solutions to Customers or multinational organisations with users located in: Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Southern Territories, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna Islands.

In addition, we are resellers for Bing Maps ISV Licenses for both Australia and New Zealand.

All Microsoft Education Products

We look forward to assisting Education and Academic customers. No query is trivial and no requirement is big or small! You can trust us from a a single user O365 license to Windows 10, enterprise wide Windows Server, SQL Server, MS Exchange, SharePoint, Intune, SCCM, Skype Business (Lync), Azure, Azure Migration etc.

Microsoft Academic / Education Product Eligibility and Prices!

To obtain Microsoft Academic and Education products, you must provide us your 'authorisation number' or  email  for 'eligibility form'. We will submit this form and advise you of the outcome. When eligible, we will provide you the academic prices. 

As all Microsoft prices are valid till end of the month, please email or call us on 03 9802 5516 for the prices..

We make all effort to assist you in making an informed decision and get you the best possible prices.

Understanding Microsoft License Terms for Education

We are Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP) and Volume Licensing Certified Specialists. You need us because the Microsoft Licensing terms could be alien or confusing to you. We are explaining below the terms associated with Microsoft Education licensing such as EES, OVS-ES, Open / Volume License, Volume License,  CSP (Monthly, Yearly), Select Plus, Subscription, On Cloud, On Premise and Perpetual Licenses. In addition, you may purchase licenses on an OEM or as retail retail fully packaged product (FPP) as 'Electronic Software Delivery (ESD)!  Any other term, just contact us!

  • Academic / Education Open (or Volume) License: Under Education Volume License, you purchase perpetual products for Education such as Windows 10 Pro, Office 2019, Window Server 2019 and User / Device CALs, SQL Server Core model or Server CAL, SharePoint, MS Exchange and others. Volume license is a good option when you do not wish to standardise IT Infrastructure organisation-wide. You may purchase 'Software Assurance' to keep the products updated with newer versions and other benefits.
  • Academic / Education CSP License: The Microsoft Cloud Agreement is a transactional licensing agreement for academic institutions. Under Academic CSP, one or more users/devices fully outsource management of their cloud services through a cloud solution provider (CSP). CSPs offer an easy way to license the cloud services you need through the Microsoft Cloud Agreement. Under Education CSP License, you obtain cloud based products such as Office365, Microsoft365, Cloud based SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint etc. You can add new users or reassign licenses. The agreement is annual in nature though the option to pay on a monthly basis is available.
  • Open Value Subscription Agreement for Education Solutions (OVS-ES): OVS-ES is 'subscription based' volume licensing agreement. It is offered to academic organisations with 5 to 999 full-time or FTE (full time equivalent, please see the definition below) employees or students that want to license. It requires a commitment for one or more qualifying desktop platform product or platform cloud service organisation-wide. It is a Volume Licensing agreement for academic organisations. OVS-ES comes with Software Assurance included. Student use benefits are available. Most importantly, you pay based on use e.g. when the FTE count reduces, you pay less. Licenses offered under OVS-ES are 'Subscription' only i.e. they expire at the end of subscription. Therefore, you need to renew the licenses every year. This is important because some licenses could be 'on-premise' leading to belief that they are perpetual.
  • Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES): EES is a commitment-based Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement. It is offered to academic organisations with more than 1000 users (known as Education Qualified Users) or students. The organisation must one or more Education Platform Products organization-wide for all users and students that wish to license. Under EES, Software Assurance is included for some on-premises products. Student use benefits are available. EES consists on Cloud and On-Premise products.
  • Academic / Education Select Plus: Microsoft Select Plus for Academic is a 'non-commitment' transactional Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement. It is offered to academic organisations with 250 or more users/devices that want to license on-premises software only. The Software Assurance is optional in Select Plus.
  • Subscription Licenses: Subscription Licenses are those licenses that expire at the end of the agreement term e.g. licenses offered under OVS-ES or CSP licensing above, You need to renew the 'Subscription' for their continued legitimate use.
  • Perpetual Licenses: Compared to 'subscription' licenses, perpetual licenses are forever for you. These are generally offered under the Open Volume Licensing but also under EES and Select Plus above. In general, perpetual licenses are deployed 'on-premise' or your own datacenter. For a data farm or hosted datacenter, you must purchase 'software assurance'.
  • OEM License: You obtain OEM while buying or refurbishing the hardware devices or equipment. While the OEM licenses are perpetual, they are locked to your hardware and extinguish when your hardware dies or is retired..
  • Fully Packaged / Retail Product (FPP): Fully packaged products (FPP) are usually complete software but come with some limitations on use. They good for home and student use but sometimes used in business as well.
  • Electronic Software Delivery (ESD): Unlike old days, most software today is sold on ESD basis i.e. you download the software from internet and No CD / DVD is supplied!

Microsoft 365 for Education
Microsoft 365 for Education

 Microsoft 365 Empower educators with a single, affordable and safe solution for better learning outcomes. Microsoft 365 consists of - Office 365 + Windows 10 + Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). It is Cloud-first solution devised for modern licensing for education. The solution can be used from Kindergarten to Higher Education. A combination of these products and education devices is suggested for boosting productivity.

Microsoft 365 | Office 365 A1 - No Cost Solution

Office 365 A1 is a free solution that provides Office Online, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online Office 365 apps: Sway, Forms, Teams* etc. Azure Active Directory Basic for Education. *The No-cost offer is available to Microsoft 365 Education for students on qualifying offers with Institution-wide purchases.

Microsoft 365 Education | A3

In addition to Office A1 above (i.e. Office Online, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online Office 365 apps: Sway, Forms, Teams* etc. Azure Active Directory Basic for Education), Office 365 Education A3 consists of Office365 ProPlus, Skype Meeting Broadcast, Advanced Security Management, Windows 10 A3, Enterprise Mobility and Security i.e. Intune for Education, Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection and Advanced Threat Analysis. And most importantly, Minecraft Education edition.

Microsoft 365 Education | A5

In addition to Office A3 above (i.e. Office Online, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online Office 365 apps: Sway, Forms, Teams* etc. Azure Active Directory Basic for Education | Office 365 Education A3 products i.e. Office365 ProPlus, Skype Meeting Broadcast, Advanced Security Management, Windows 10 A3, Enterprise Mobility and Security i.e. Intune for Education, Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection and Advanced Threat Analysis. And most importantly, Minecraft Education edition), Office 365 Education A5 brings you: Advanced Threat Protection, Threat Intelligence, Advanced Compliance, My Analytics, Power BI Pro, PSTN Conferencing, Cloud PBX, Enterprise Mobility and Security A5 consisting of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 2, Azure Information Protection Premium Plan 2 and Microsoft Cloud App Security.

Windows 10S

Windows 10 S is build to work with Microsoft Education. It is tested for security and uses only Microsoft-verified apps, for superior security levels. It offers performance that lasts and is streamlined to run faster and longer. Windows 10 S comes with familiar Windows features on a range of devices that provide schools a familiar, robust and productive experiences. Combine with the cloud convenience plus the power of apps that brings in the speed and convenience of the cloud with full-featured apps. Windows 10 S is easy to deploy and manage side-by-side with other versions of Windows. Schools can switch free to Windows 10 Pro Education and run fully-installed Office applications.

Buy Microsoft 365 for Education

Buy Microsoft 365 for Education

Buy Microsoft 365 for Education Under EES

Buying Microsoft 365 for education under EES is suitable for institutions with more than 1000 users.

Buy Microsoft 365 for Education Under OVS-ES

Buying Microsoft 365 for education under 'Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions (OVS-ES)' is suitable for institutions with less than 1000 users. OVS-ES customers can standardise their IT infrastructure, count licenses annually and reduce their payment if the count reduces. It is subscription model i.e. no perpetual licenses. OVS-ES offers least cost amongst all open agreements. Organization-wide with simplified license management and academic discount and student use benefits available. OVS-ES is to be purchased organisation-wide for all 'Full Time Equivalent (FTE)' Faculty and Staff. The formula for counting OVS-ES is: [Full time Faculty] + [Part Time Faculty /3] + [Full Time Staff] + [Part Time Staff / 2].

Buy Microsoft 365 for Education Under CSP

Buying Microsoft 365 for education under CSP is suitable for institutions that require cloud only offering.

Buying Microsoft License for Education Under Academic Open (Volume) Licensing

Organisations that do not wish to standardise IT infrastructure organisation-wide or purchase cloud license may opt for Microsoft Licenses for Education under Academic Volume Licensing. This will provide perpetual licenses for almost all Microsoft perpetual products such as Windows 10, Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, CALs for all servers and all other products.

Student Use Benefit

You obtain student use benefit when you buy a qualifying product under EES, OVS-ES or CSP as explained above. This enables you order 15 or 40 student benefit products at no cost.

Microsoft Intune for Education

Microsoft Intune for Education is designed for to address common school scenarios and settings, such as shared devices where user gets different settings and apps. It enables fast enrollment and streamlined deployment and brings Windows 10 devices and apps under one management. You can change apps and settings applied by default to each enrolled device through the cloud by zero-touch management. Intune for Education scales to the environment and is easy for part-time IT staff to use, yet integrates with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). You have flexible option for purchasing i.e. per-device or per-user. It allows you to import school, student and teacher information quickly with School Data Sync to automatically create classes and keep student data up-to-date.

Office365 A1

Office365 A1 provide collaboration tools to your entire school with free Office 365 for Education. It fosters collaboration with a broad suite of mobile collaboration apps. You are in control of your data with advanced security and compliance tools. Office365 A1 consists of the following products:

Products Included in Ofice365 A1 for Education

Microsoft Teams: Create Modern Classrooms

Microsoft Teams for Education

Office 365 for Education is a complete, intelligent, and highly secure service supporting excellence in teaching and learning.  It offers a broad and deep toolkit for content creation, collaborative classrooms, and personalized learning.  Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork in Office 365 for Education with enhanced new classroom experience with Teams.  

Classroom experiences make Teams a digital hub for teachers and students by adding features specifically designed for teaching and learning. Teachers can now manage their entire classroom workflow in Teams. They can easily create classes with automatically populated student rosters from their school information system, share files and teaching materials, make announcements, divide the class into project groups, and distribute, collect, and grade assignments.  

To ensure schools can continue to provide safe and productive learning experiences for their students, we’ll also be introducing a new set of moderation controls for education customers later this year. Teachers will be able to delete inappropriate or offensives posts made by students or even mute a student for a select period of time.

  These new features add to the controls available in Teams today that allow IT Admins or team owners to manage the types of interactions and content users can share within Teams. Existing controls apply to visual content use such as emojis, gifs, and memes and the ability to create or modify teams and channels

OneNote: Save Time, Eliminate Handouts!

OneNote: Save time and eliminate handouts

OneNote Class Notebooks facilitate class collaboration as explained below:

  • Class Notebooks create spaces automatically for private notes, class-wide notes and communication between teacher and student
  • Organize course content, stay organised in a digital binder
  • Create and deliver interactive lessons
  • Collaborate and provide feedback
  • Create and grade assignments
  • Quickly create read only links
  • Work with staff and colleagues just as well as with students

Minecraft Education: Build 21st Century Skills!

Minecraft Education: Build 21st Century Skills!

Minecraft is now tailored for education. While the game is about breaking and placing blocks, it fosters creative and imaginative thinking. In this, players work together to create wonderful, imaginative things. The game can be played alone or with friends in the same room, or with other creators around the globe on community-run servers! One example of creativity is from a school in Seattle. They are using Minecraft to teach about conservation and river mechanics. The teacher there got inspired by an ecosystem recovery story and built a 3D model of the Elwha River Valley and used that to help kids understand how knocking down two early 1900-era dams would benefit the ecosystem. From there, kids were encouraged to build their own rivers with all the basic elements of source, flood plains, tributaries, etc. Working in teams of three, they excavated and constructed their rivers.

Learning Tools to Support Inclusive Classrooms

Learning Tools to Support Inclusive Classrooms

Microsoft Learning Tools for Education have an immersive reader feature to assist improve people’s reading skills, including people with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers or a combination of the broad range of unique student abilities.

The feature is available in the OneNote Desktop app, Word Desktop, OneNote Online, Word Online, Office Lens, and Edge browser for ePub files. The immersive reader feature helps educators create more inclusive classrooms. And, students often have more success when they can de-clutter screen views, animations and background images. It helps promote concentration and aids in comprehension, such as:

  • A Read Aloud feature reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting improves decoding, fluency, and comprehension while sustaining focus and attention.
  • A Text Spacing feature optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users who suffer from “visual crowding” issues.
  • A Syllabification feature shows the breaks between syllables to improve word recognition and decoding.
  • A Parts of Speech feature supports instruction and improves writing quality by identifying verbs, nouns, and adjectives.

To access these new Learning Tools in Word Online or OneNote Online, go to the View menu and click Immersive Reader. In addition, Learning Tools for Word 2016 has Learning Tools built into Read Mode.