Education staff in over 100 countries have been using OneNote Staff Notebooks to save time, get organized, collaborate more effectively and capture activities such as professional development and classroom observations. Today, we are pleased to announce that school leaders, teachers and education staff who do not have an Office 365 Education account can sign up for free and create OneNote Staff Notebooks for their schools.
This month, our updates include a tool for migrating Evernote notes to OneNote, enhancements to PowerPoint Designer and new languages supported in Office for Mac and Skype Translator. We also have updates for our commercial customers using Skype for Business, Project Online and Office 365 video. —Read on for details on these updates.
With the release of the new OneNote Class Notebook add-in, the ability to create a Class Notebook with one click right from my OneNote desktop app has made the Class Notebook the top app in my classroom. —Read more from Marija Petreska, 6th, 7th and 8th grade teacher and MIE Fellow at Hristo Uzunov School in Kicevo, Macedonia.
OneNote has become one of the most popular note-taking apps as a result of hard work we’ve done to deliver a superior experience across all platforms. We even hear from Evernote users that they want to make the switch but that their notes reside in Evernote. Today, we are removing this barrier and are thrilled to announce a tool that will help you import your Evernote notes into OneNote.
We’ve been continuing to listen to teachers. Informed by working with a group of teachers, the OneNote team is pleased to release the customer preview of the Class Notebook add-in for OneNote. This add-in is localized and launching in 46 languages today, across 61 worldwide markets, so teachers around the world can try it out immediately.
February has been another busy month for releases across our Office clients on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. There are a number of exciting new capabilities in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In addition, we released the first cumulative feature update since the initial September release of the Office 2016 apps—otherwise known as the “Deferred Channel” build—for our commercial customers.
Office 365 Groups allows educators to foster collaboration for staff and professional development, enable streamlined communication among technology teams and departments, organize training and classes and much more. Today, Office 365 Groups is used by many school districts and universities to enable some of their core education scenarios.