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With over 1 million seats, deployed on Microsoft Office 365 and Live@Edu (Office 365s predecessor) over more than 30 customers Business Mechanix is the largest Microsoft cloud deployer in New Zealand. Office 365 for Education is a cloud solution gives education institutes free email, websites, online document editing and storage, instant messaging, web apps including Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Excel, and video conferencing to deliver great learning experiences. (Rules do apply check out this link to see if you qualify http://office.microsoft.com/en-nz/results.aspx?qu=eligibility%20of%20office%20365%20for%20education&ex=2)

 Our Experience

Business Mechanix have extensive experience with Office 365 and have deployed some of the largest sites in New Zealand including, Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) who had over 60,000 accounts in Live@Edu. We migrated them across to Office 365 in less than a month and the migration saw very minimal disruption to both staff and students.

Deploying Microsoft Office 365 is not all we do, we are specialists in integrating Office 365 with other platforms including identity management, student management and learning management systems. Our previous work with integration includes Moodle and Live@Edu at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Here we successfully configured of Live@Edu and Single Sign-on with Moodle. This meant the students were able to easily access the tools they used every day in one convenient place. 

Business Mechanix have a passion for large scale sites with complex environments. We are currently working side by side with Microsoft to migrate and implement education providers to Office 365 for Education. Our recent implementations include

  • Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
  • Western Institute of Technology (WITT)
  • Waiariki
  • New Plymouth Girls High School
  • Palmerston North School of Design
  • Horowhenua Learning Centre
  • Making Futures Happen
  • Pacific Coast Technical Institute
  • Promed

About Business Mechanix

Whether you have 10 students or 80,000 students or you need account flowing from your student management system – Business Mechanix has the experience at all levels of implementations and integrations. Our experience in cloud solutions helps us to understand the importance of making sure the implementation and integration is done as seamlessly as possible especially when you have a complex set up, script configuration and email boxes that are all crucial to the day to day running of your institute. Business Mechanix can implement it and make sure everything is working as it should so you don’t have to worry. Oh, and by the way, we also run on Office 365 in our off. Yes we eat our own dog food!

Business Mechanix Services

  • Environment and discovery reporting (pre Office 365)
  • Project management and planning
  • Install and configure Office 365
  • Integrate with student management and learning management systems
  • Upgrade and migrate from Live@Edu, gmail, internal exchange servers, and other platforms
  • Training and mentoring for staff and students on how to use Office 365 and well as IT staff on maintaining their Office 365 account
  • We offer a range of support and maintenance around Office 365
  • Implementation of ADFS which gives you single sign on
  • Implementation and integration with identity management solutions
  • Integrate with student and alumni portals