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Check out the new OneNote for iPad, iPhone and Android

Today we’ve released a major update to OneNote for iPhone, iPad and Android. These apps are based on an almost entirely new code base that delivers a full-powered OneNote experience across each device with more reliable sync that “just works.”  Our re-engineering investment also enables us to continue making improvements more quickly moving forward.  Read on to learn more about the new capabilities and why we think you’ll love them.

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We’ve Updated Excel Web App – What’s New as of June 2013?

About a month ago, we announced that Excel Web App and the Office Web Apps are destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices (not just companions to the desktop applications). We didn’t give any specific timelines as part of that, but last week we released our first feature update since that announcement. I’m excited to share some of the awesome new things you can do…

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Plug in to unplug

Information overload is real, and it’s important to #unplug for creativity and sanity. We also realize most people don’t always have the luxury of doing so, and that includes most of us at Microsoft. One of our dev teams even built an internal app, called Focus Time, to shut off electronic distractions. The app, which was downloaded internally thousands of times, switches Outlook to offline mode and sets Lync to “Do Not…

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Meet a OneNote intern: William Devereux

OneNote has several interns joining us this summer and we love having them. They work hard, make great contributions, bring a fresh perspective, and add an element of fun to work. William Devereux joins us from California State University, Sacramento, where he is a senior in the computer science program, graduating in December 2013. To welcome William as an intern Program Manager on the OneNote team, we asked him for one…

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Office is a life skill for graduates on the job hunt

A recent survey caught our attention this week, revealing that 83% of millenials say technology makes it easier to get a job. We couldn’t agree more. Computer skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office in particular, are fundamentals most employers expect. With this in mind, we wanted to share resources that will help the class of 2013–and beyond–brush up on Office skills and stand out from the crowd.

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Free templates to help families of children and teens with autism

One out of every 88 children in the United States has been diagnosed with autism–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in the last 40 years. To help the families of the more than one million children and teens with autism in the US, Microsoft has collaborated with Autism Speaks and the University of Washington Autism Center to release a series of free templates that families and therapists can customize to explain social…

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Increase in U.S. entrepreneurship points to benefits of technology

Recently, we’ve started to see some signs of turnaround in the economy, and some interesting conversations are sure to be had during the Small Business Administration’s annual National Small Business Week kicking off in Seattle and across the US on June 17. It is exciting to see this infographic and report from Babson College citing a record high number of startups in the U.S. in 2012. According to the report, 13 percent of the U.S.…