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Yammer Enterprise now included in Office 365 Midsize Business and Education plans

One of our key themes at the SharePoint Conference in March was Work Like a Network. Yammer is at the heart of this new way of getting things done, and ever since the acquisition we’ve been focused on weaving social capabilities deeply into Office 365. In November we announced the addition of Yammer Enterprise to all Office 365 Enterprise plans. And today—to further support our vision—I’m pleased to announce that…

OneNote
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Administrators help teachers, students reach learning objectives with OneNote

Today is the last day of ISTE 2014 but it has become clear from this year’s conference that schools are more connected than ever, incorporating laptops, tablets, and even phones into day-to-day instruction. But these devices need a strong information system to enable administrators to empower teachers to be effective in helping students reach learning objectives. For Cary Academy in North Carolina, that system is OneNote. Digital textbooks in OneNote…

PowerPoint

Office Mix Is a Game-Changer for Teachers

Last month, Microsoft announced the customer preview of Office Mix, a tool designed to make it easier for teachers to incorporate online content into their lesson plans. Since then, we’ve been gathering feedback about what educators find most useful about the tool and how to make it even better, and we’re sharing what we’ve learned at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta this week. Overall,…

Why Microsoft

For collaborating on projects,
Office Online is the best

College student Benjamin Park shares his experience with Office Online. I’m entering my senior year at the University of Michigan, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Complex Systems. This year, my courses required a lot of team projects, but it was my decision to get involved with the Up to Us campaign that really drove home the need to find the tools I could use to communicate and collaborate…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: 5 steps to a better PowerPoint

Know the best way to start a PowerPoint? Do you think about where to sit in a meeting room? We’ll show these are other simple steps to make your next presentation do more with less sweat. Need a sneak peek? Here is a 30-second video. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How not to open PowerPoint quickly The KISS rule Use the Notes section and Presenter View Stop! Unless your…

Customer stories
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Thailand selects Office 365 for every student in the country

Earlier today the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) in Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers across Thailand with free access to Microsoft Office 365 for education. The agreement represents the single biggest cloud service deployment for Microsoft in the education sector globally. Two million university students and staff members are already taking advantage of cloud technology through Office 365…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: All about watermarks

In this week’s webinar you’ll learn how to make or remove watermarks in your documents. We’ll show you how to place images behind text in Word and make sure Confidential or Draft are clearly noted. Plus we’ll cover how to customize a watermark in PowerPoint. Need a sneak peek? View our 30-second trailer. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Adding a quick “confidential” watermark Customizing watermarks Finding and removing unneeded watermarks…

Education

Making literature come alive with Office 365

Today’s post was written by Kelli Etheredge, Teaching and Learning Resources Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal School.  A dedicated teacher turns her students onto reading and writing and improves their test results by including Office 365 in her lesson plans. Read how she and her students communicate and collaborate to extend learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. While teaching is my second career—I like to call myself a recovering…