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Immersive Reader and Frame Guide come to Office Lens—offering built-in accessibility

Today, we are pleased to announce two new features for Office Lens—the Immersive Reader and the Frame Guide for iOS. Combined, these new updates expand our toolbox of Learning Tools, which we first brought to OneNote and are now bringing to OneNote Online, Word for the desktop and Word Online. —Read on to learn more.

Education
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Our school fell in love at first sight!

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do because my teachers and administrators at Coulter Grove Intermediate School in Maryville, Tennessee, have experienced it firsthand! Our story isn’t about an immediate connection between two people. Instead, our story is about an immediate connection with a digital tool called OneNote that fulfilled a need and then continued to grow with us so much that we have become inseparable!

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October 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of data import and shaping capabilities available under the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon. Today, we are pleased to announce three new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by our customers. —Read on for details.

Education
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Accessibility in the classroom—tools that impact my students

This guest blog post written by Robin Lowell, a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, who has years of experience working as a special education teacher and an itinerant teacher of blind and visually impaired students. At the Closing the Gap conference this week, she is partnering with Microsoft Office product managers to showcase the technologies she finds most impactful for creating inclusive learning environments.

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Empowering IT professionals to advance accessibility initiatives

Last week, at the Ignite conference, we partnered with IT professionals to identify ways organizations can advance accessibility initiatives and create more digitally inclusive working environments as part of their digital transformations. —Read on to access the recordings and highlights from sessions at Ignite focused on accessibility.

Excel
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September 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of data import and shaping capabilities available under the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon. Today, we are pleased to announce two new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by our customers. ─Read on for details.