OneNote

Livescribe smartpen users can now easily connect to OneNote

Smartpens are wonderful devices that can record everything you handwrite (and everything you hear, such as in a lecture). Livescribe smartpen users can now send pencasts of their notes and audio recordings directly into OneNote, where such content becomes fully searchable, thanks to OneNote’s fantastic ability to search for text in handwriting, images, and even audio recordings. Read the full blog post to learn where you can download the new version…

OneNote

Teaching with OneNote: How students benefit

For Kelvin Dueck, a Math and Science teacher from the town of Pitt Meadows in Canada, using OneNote 2010 on his Windows Tablet PC has turned out to be one of the best-ever teaching solutions he could have hoped for — both inside and outside of his classroom. After Kelvin had sent a spontaneous letter to a member of the OneNote team here at Microsoft, Office writers Michael C. Oldenburg and Jennifer Bost…

Office 365

Free gradebook template for Excel 2010

Earlier in the year I worked with Beth Melton, an Excel MVP, to create a super easy and visual gradebook template in Excel 2010. It’s built for teachers with little to no Microsoft Excel experience. In fact, all of the grade calculation formulas are taken care of for you. We built the template in Excel 2010, because of all the new 2010 data visualization features. It even includes a printable…

Excel

Create Convincing Visualizations by Adding Reference Lines to Your Excel Charts

Have you ever wanted to add a horizontal or vertical line to your chart to indicate a key value, sales threshold, important date, or the average of your data?  Are you looking to impress managers and convince clients with your superb charts? Reference Lines (see the dotted black line on the chart below) can be powerful tools in effectively communicating important points in your data.  There is currently no specific…

Excel

Apollo 11 & Excel 2010 – Watch History Reimagined for a chance to win

That got us thinking – what would it have been like if Excel had been around back then? How might things have been different? Then we thought – what better moment in time to illustrate the point than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. I mean, it literally is Rocket Science. So, we decided to create a video to see how Excel might’ve helped the team at NASA work…

Outlook

Outlook and Office 365

The recent release of Microsoft Office 365 is a great opportunity for small and medium businesses to get the power of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Server together, for a lower cost than ever. If you’ve been using a POP3 or IMAP email account from your Internet service provider (ISP) or an email hosting service here are some reasons to try Microsoft Exchange Online with Office 365. The Microsoft Office…