PowerPoint

Make your own custom shapes in PowerPoint

Shapes can be used to add interest to a presentation, to emphasize a point, or just to make your presentation look a bit more exciting. PowerPoint’s shapes are great because you can format them with colors, 3-D effects and shadows, and they always look perfect, even when you scale them really large or very small. With just a few simple tricks you can add a little variety and a unique…

Word
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Preview real-time co-authoring on OneDrive

Earlier this year we announced real-time co-authoring support for Word 2016 as part of the Office 2016 Preview. For the last several months, this feature has been available to preview users co-authoring Word documents stored on SharePoint Online. Today, we are pleased to announce that real-time co-authoring is also available as a first-look for Word documents stored on OneDrive as part of the latest Office 2016 Preview release.

OneNote
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School administrators, get your Staff Notebook at My Apps or OneNote.com/staffnotebookedu

Back in May, we announced the summer rollout of a number of top requested features for OneNote Class Notebooks, OneNote Staff Notebooks and OneNote across platforms to Office 365 customers. As part of this rollout, Office 365 Education customers with E1 or E3 plans can now easily access the OneNote Staff Notebook app on their My Apps page in the App Launcher.

PowerPoint

Learning and sharing information with our PowerPoint customers

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella often talks about the importance of product teams being customer obsessed, and the PowerPoint team loves this strategy. We’ve been talking to people from all over the world, learning about who our customers are and how they use PowerPoint. We also believe that being truly customer obsessed means going beyond just learning about our customers. We want to make this a two-way street, where we share…

Education
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Using OneNote and Windows tablets in a classroom for students with autism

OneNote and Windows tablets have had a huge impact on learning and instruction in my classroom. They have given my students a way to demonstrate their knowledge and provided me a way to plan effectively and efficiently. They have also given me the ability to save their work and share it with their parents, so they can see on a daily basis what their child is doing in the classroom…

PowerPoint
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Announcing the Superheroes in the Classroom blog series on Office Mix

When the Office Mix team learned about 4th-grade students using their PowerPoint add-in to teach each other about Biology, the idea for Superheroes in the Classroom was born. Debuting with Episode 1: 4th-graders become teachers at St. Paul’s, this blog series, created with Sway, details the success of students and educators alike, putting the superpowers of Office Mix to good use in the classroom.