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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…

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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…

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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!

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Expanding the classroom to global proportions with Office 365

Lindsay Parenteau, senior student, University of Massachusetts, shares her experience with Office 365. It wasn’t until my senior year as a biochemistry student at UMass that I experienced the potential of cloud computing. I had signed up for an elective course called Decision Making in the Age of Cloud Computing. It’s a combination of biology and business studies where we work with students from around the world to research the efficacy of…

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Webinar: Back to school with OneNote

Webinar: Back to school with OneNote

Going to college this fall? Start off on the right foot with OneNote—the app for digital note taking, which works on any device. In this webinar, we’ll teach students how to get up and running on OneNote. Plus, we’ll show existing OneNote users some little known tips and tricks for taking notes fast. Need a sneak peak? Here a 30-second trailer for posting on social media sites. What you will…

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Webinar celebrating 25 years of Office with Office Online

We have been celebrating a quarter-century of Office by sharing stories from our Brand Ambassadors of what they did with Office. We’ll dig into a few of these stories and show you how they created these docs and how you can too with Office Online. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer for posting on social media sites. You can follow the anniversary on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  If…

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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…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
Office 15-Minute Webinars

Webinar: Tips for searching Outlook

What’s the best way to search Outlook? Do you just type a word and press Enter? That works pretty well. But in this video we cover how to quickly narrow your search with search tools, how to narrow using search syntax, how to search for attachments, and more. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer perfect for sharing in social media. What you will learn at the webinar How…

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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…

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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,…

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Students can be more organized and collaborative with OneNote

We all know that students today excel at using their devices and apps on them.  But using this technology to be more organized and collaborative in the classroom isn’t naturally ingrained in most. OneNote is a great app for any device a student brings to class that will build good habits that will last past the time the final bell rings. The familiar notebook structure of OneNote makes the transition…