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Press Release: Changing Social Becomes a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

London, United Kingdom — 5th November, 2018

Changing Social Becomes a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

Changing Social earns distinction through commitment to academic customers.


Changing Social, the Office 365 User Adoption Specialists, today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorisation, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorise them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

Changing Social are committed to ensuring that all organisations are enabled with the skills and resources to ensure that the true potential of Microsoft 365 is realised. Changing Social are a consultancy focusing specifically on the people side of digital transformation be it in the private, public or education sector.

Steve Crompton, Managing Director of Changing Social says, “we recognised that schools and colleges are under significant fiscal constraints, resulting in administrative, and teaching roles being stretched to capacity, having to do more with less. That being said technology can do some of the heavy lifting, however the usage issue is often down to a lack of awareness and training of the tools that are already available to them. With a focus on the education sector, we hope to empower staff and students to do their very best using the Microsoft 365 platform.

“By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorisation, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorise and equip organisations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.


Press Contact

Steve Crompton, Managing Director, Changing Social, 07980 492 939 or

Notes for Editors

1.    About Changing Social
Changing Social is a registered Microsoft Partner and a leader in adoption and change management for large and complex Office 365 projects. Changing Social consultants are certified PROSCI change practitioners, with prior experience in setting, up and scaling change programmes that result in user adoption across the Office 365 ecosystem.

2.    Steve Crompton, Managing Director of Changing Social is available for interviews or commentary upon request.


3.    Photography and other imagery are also available upon request.