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Introducing Skype document chat in Office Online

The Office Online real-time co-authoring feature makes it easy for you to work together with others on a document. Whether you are putting the final touches on a contract with your business partner or collaborating on an essay for a school project, Office Online lets you work seamlessly with others no matter where they are. Today we are happy to announce improvements to the Office Online co-authoring experience.

Garage Series
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Garage Series for Office 365: PowerShell basics and the space race

On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to introduce PowerShell for managing Office 365. Jeremy and Greg explain when PowerShell makes sense compared to the user interface and describe the basics of how PowerShell works. Then Jeremy puts PowerShell to the test at NASA in Houston by attempting to add 150 users into Office 365 within the 8 minutes it took the space shuttle…

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Improved spell check for PowerPoint Online

With the new school year underway, the PowerPoint Online team has been working hard to create features to help you ace all of your presentations. We know there is nothing worse than finding a misspelling on your slide when you are the middle of a presentation—especially when the presentation is 20 percent of your final grade. To help you avoid this situation and deliver great, error-free, presentations we added spell…

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Introducing OneNote class notebooks—a flexible digital framework for teaching and learning

We’ve been tremendously proud over the years to see OneNote helping teachers revolutionize learning in their classrooms. Across the country and around the world, we’ve seen many classrooms innovating with OneNote to power 21st century digital learning experiences. These types of experiences with OneNote in the classroom inspired the OneNote team, in partnership with Microsoft Research and Microsoft China, to develop the concept of the OneNote class notebook.

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Announcing Chegg Study + OneNote for students to get smarter for exams

Chegg, the Student Hub, is all about making 13 million high school and university students more successful in their classes through partnerships and offering tools to make learning easier, more accessible and more productive. It is only natural that OneNote becomes the one place for Chegg students to take and organize all their class notes and study guides, accessible on any device they are carrying in their backpack or pocket.

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Format Background in PowerPoint Online

Over the summer, a crew of interns joined the PowerPoint team and our goal for them was to experience the excitement of designing and implementing features for PowerPoint Online. We tasked our interns with delivering a feature that you, our customers, have been asking for—the ability to format slide backgrounds in PowerPoint Online, which is known as Format Background in PowerPoint desktop.

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Student Advantage Program

Students and teachers: You may be eligible to get Office for free!

It was just about a year ago we announced Student Advantage, a benefit that allows eligible students to get Office 365 from their school for free. One drawback to Student Advantage—the onus has been on the school to initiate the service, create an account and order the Office 365 license on behalf of the student. Today we’re making it easier on the school IT department with a new self-serve model…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: 5 things to raise your game to a college level

In college, there’s a pervasive message that “you’re not in high school anymore, so you better up your game.” But some college students are still doing workarounds and other annoying tasks that they don’t need to do. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer made to share on social media sites. What you will learn at the webinar: Stop handing off your group paper to a “final formatter” Stop…

Office 365
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Win 15 computers for your school with Office Mix

You’ve told us how much you love using Office Mix to bring your lessons to life online, and we’ve been awed by the lessons and creativity of the mixes you’ve created. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our Lessons to Life Contest, which is accepting entries through September 28th. You could win up to 15 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 devices to donate to the school of your choice!