Your Microsoft 365 Education Specialist
Using Office 365, Email, SharePoint Online and Office Online to deliver meaningful solutions

Everything you need to know about BFC Networks & the people behind the company.

 

 

Known as BFC to their customers, they offer custom solutions to schools, academies, councils and academy trusts on Microsoft technologies.

BFC Networks were founded in 2009 as part of a joint venture to host the Learning Gateway Conference at the Belfry in Birmingham, UK and then again in 2010. In 2011 they started fully trading offering consultancy in the SharePoint and education industry.

Since Microsoft announced the free offering of Office 365 for education, they have deployed their customised solution to over 250 schools across the UK helping the teaching and learning of thousands of students.

BFC Networks are always on the cutting edge of technology and always looking at how other industry wide products can be used with Microsoft solutions such as Moodle and mobile devices. You will soon see new and exciting products coming out that will allow you to connect to SharePoint and only be 1 click or one figure swipe away from getting the information you require.

BFC Networks are very proud of the relationship they have with Microsoft which allows them to understand future changes to products and features. With Microsoft cloud technologies always being updated, it is important to have a supplier/partner who understand these changes, how they affect you and any custom solutions you may have.

BFC Networks have been awarded Microsoft Cloud Essentials for the technical knowledge and delivery of cloud solutions.

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Get Minecraft Education Edition for free

With select versions of Provisio365 we are offering you a free set of licenses to use across your tenant for the whole year. Assign them to teachers for CPD, to student as part an after school club or use them in lessons.

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Free Teacher CPD with Provisio365*

Tablet Academy are a leading Technology CPD Training Provider.

We are delighted to be able to partner with Tablet Academy to deliver CPD training to your teachers at your school. Select purchases of Provisio365 you can select one of their half day training courses including Microsoft Teams, OneNote Class Notebook and Windows 10.

Learn more about Tablet Academy at their website

Allow schools to make changes to the tenant without global admin rights and effecting other schools - ask us about provisio365

Provisio365 is our cloud based provisioning engine with MIS integration to change what ever you want in the Microsoft Cloud

Select what type of MIS provisioning you want


Provisio365 and MIS integration can with School Data Sync for Microsoft Teams but instead you could select just OneNote Class Notebooks, Office 365 Groups or both of these in one.

Customers have told us they want all their OneNote Class Notebooks created for them without it hassling the teacher. We have done this in a few different ways including a central SharePoint site with a simple navigation to access your notebooks but also provisioning Office 365 Groups with the Class Notebook.

After you have selected the template we will run it nightly to ensure all Groups and Class Notebooks are kept up to data and if you have selected School Data Sync, we'll email you the CSV file to upload.

We are working on provisioning timetable information into other parts of Office 365 Education, so let us know what else you would like to see.

OneNote Class Notebooks

Provision Onenote Class Notebooks according to best practise and in a central place for you to navigate and access from a single location.

School Data Sync

When it comes to Microsoft Teams Edu and provisioning the best way to do this is with School Data Sync, we are integrated with this too.

Manage Licenses

Decide to turn off certain features in Office 365 and reduce the number of applications in the app launcher.

Timetables in Calendars

Coming soon.....

Office 365 Education is free & so is cloudclassroom!
Office 365 Education is free and so is cloudclassroom. We take all the great features of Office 365 and bring them to you in an education context for you to us in your classroom with students. Read more.

Microsoft 365 Education Specialist! Get more out of the Microsoft cloud with the right setup.

Whether it is creating 600 Office 365 Education tenants, creating over 60,000 users and migrating over 29 million email items or migrating 1 TB of Exchange 2007 and SharePoint 2007 content to Office 365 or migrating shared storage space from any location on your servers to Office 365 - BFC are your specialists.


A snap shot of some of our key projects to date:

  • BT Lancashire - 600 Tenants, 43k users, 29m email items migrated from Exchange 2007.
  • Shireland - 1TB data migrated to Office 365 from SharePoint & Exchange 2007
  • Wellington College - Folder structure build to replace SAN Storage and Shared Folders.
  • Wellington Academy - Custom badging system and blogging platform.
  • Multi Academy Trusts - Migrating email, data and identity from multiple tenants to a single central deployment.

Identity

Talk to us about your identity requirements for your school, groups of schools, single tenant or multi-tenant.

Exchange

Migrating from Exchange On-Prem, RM EasyMail or any other system, we will migrate it for you, even from another Office 365 tenant

SharePoint

While we migrate, we can ensure you fit into best practise for the cloud allowing you grow under the cloud conditions

Development

Any custom developments can be done through Office 365 Add-ins, Next Generation Portals or custom styling.

"BFC Networks has revolutionised the way we deal with our IT within education - they have some of the best educational tools around"
Kathryn Harris - Heath Mount School
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Let’s talk about your next Office365 project

BFC are pleased to be part of the Go-To-Market program with Microsoft Education. Use the contact methods to get in touch with us today. We look forward to talking to you about your Office 365 Education requirements.

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