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Technology is enabling new ways of working

Jeff Teper is the Corporate Vice President of Office Service and Servers group. It’s an exhilarating time for our industry, our company, and for Office. At the last SharePoint Conference we talked about technology megatrends that are changing the way people work: cloud, social, mobile, and big data. These trends are still alive and well today, and they are active change agents in markets, industries, and companies across the world.…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: Hong Kong Road Trip

Today we kick off Garage Series for Office 365 Road Trip. First stop Hong Kong. Host Jeremy Chapman explores what is driving demand for Cloud-based productivity solutions with perspectives from Emperor Group and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Don’t miss the bartering challenge in a Hong Kong street market aided by Lync video and his friend Steve, real-time cloud image to text translation services in action to navigate Hong Kong…

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Announcing improved access to Office

Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Starting today, customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro’s widely used and highly regarded screen reading software.

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Top 10 Office 365 tools for managing New Year’s resolutions

It’s that time of year again–time for New Year’s resolutions. Whether the holidays packed on a few extra pounds or emptied your wallet, this is the time to reflect and resolve. But where do you start…and more importantly, how do you make sure you stay on track? No matter what your resolutions are, Office 365 can help you stay organized, trim and on track. Check out some of the tools…

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The Garage Series: Office 365 in education–putting IT, teacher and student advantages to the test

Not everyone knows that Office 365 Education A2 is free for students, faculty and staff. This week’s show puts the free tools and experiences to the test in the classroom to enable seamless communications and collaboration between students and across iOS, Android, Mac and Windows devices. We also show how teachers can use Office 365 to enhance classroom experiences plus explore automated IT processes for enrollment, course site creation and…

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Announcing Student Advantage

As part of its ongoing commitment to education, Microsoft today announced Student Advantage, a new benefit to qualifying institutions which will make it easy for students to use the latest and best version of full Office at their education institution and at home. Beginning December 1, 2013, any institutions worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.