At Microsoft, we are working hard to reimagine the Office experience for a cloud-first, mobile-first world. On January 21st we previewed versions of Office for Windows 10 fully optimized for touch and mobile devices. Today, we are proud to announce the general availability of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets.
As a passionate, tech-savvy and always-looking-for-best-solution math teacher, I am always searching the Internet for programs and apps to help me get the most out of my teaching profession. There are bad ones that I use one time for a five-minute test-flight, there are great ones that I use regularly, because they help me. And there is OneNote, the one tool that I literally can’t teach without!
As our teachers and students explored OneNote, they found an integral tool that takes the ease of pencil and paper and combines it with built-in organization, automatic back-ups, audio /video recording capabilities, word processing, spreadsheet functions, graphing tools and the ability to change the size of the digital paper. Let’s not forget a student favorite—color ink customization for differentiated learning techniques!
As developers of OneNote and the OneNote Class Notebook Creator, we realize that creating exciting products is only the first step towards to making a difference in education. The next steps are to actively train educators on how they can use OneNote in ways that are immediately relevant to their daily school lives and give them the content that serves as a basis for further curriculum generation.
The OneNote blog post on October 7th, which officially introduced the OneNote Class Notebook Creator app, began with a quote from me that sums up what OneNote is, “…a framework for teaching and learning.” But OneNote is so much more than that and I am excited to share my journey with you to help introduce, inspire and innovate.
OneNote for Windows already offers the ability to add passwords to individual sections of your notebooks for increased security—but what if you want to access those sections using OneNote’s Windows Store app on your favorite device? Today, we’re excited to announce that the OneNote for Windows Store app now includes the ability to unlock your existing password protected sections!
Every year, children from the age of two to ninety-two put pen, pencil or crayon to paper and write their holiday wish list. More than 13,000 of these wish lists find their way to Santa Claus, Indiana every year where a group of Santa’s Elves—local volunteers who don elfin hats and jolly knitwear—diligently open read, and reply to each one. But this year, the Elves did things a bit differently…
Earlier we announced Insights for Office in Word Online, a brand new feature that brings information you want into your document, in a seamlessly integrated experience that lets you explore as you are working. In this post, we give you a more detailed description of Insights for Office and how it can help enhance the understanding of the content that you are working with in Word Online.