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Collaboration just got easier: Real-time co-authoring now available in Office Web Apps

Today, we’re introducing a new way to collaborate on documents with Office Web Apps. Using real-time co-authoring, colleagues, friends and family can contribute and edit documents simultaneously in the Word Web App, PowerPoint Web App or Excel Web App. Don’t know about Office Web Apps? You should. Office Web Apps are the best free alternative to Office. Read on to learn more about these online versions of the core Office applications that extend…


More free templates to handle bullying, other social situations faced by children with autism

In collaboration with Autism Speaks and the University of Washington Autism Center, Microsoft has published a series of PowerPoint templates covering bullying and other social situations faced by the families of the more than one million children with autism in the United States. Read on to learn more.


Announcing Student Advantage

As part of its ongoing commitment to education, Microsoft today announced Student Advantage, a new benefit to qualifying institutions which will make it easy for students to use the latest and best version of full Office at their education institution and at home. Beginning December 1, 2013, any institutions worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.


Webinar: Using animation in PowerPoint (without being dorky)

Animations can help drive a point home in PowerPoint, but if you’re not careful, they also can seem so silly your audience will feel like 6-year-olds. In this week’s webinar, learn how to use animations and do it smartly. Watch the 30-second trailer or click “read more” below to view the entire webinar. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Three steps for creating animations Best times to use animation…


The Garage Series: Extreme Office 365 Mobility and Off-Road Rally Challenge using iPhone, Android, and Windows Devices

In this week’s episode, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Office Mobile expert Guy Gilbert to round-up the latest in Office experiences across Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. Besides highlighting all the Office coverage on these devices, they show everything in action, including what may be the first Office demo to span nearly all mobile apps as they plan a rally game. They then challenge pro skateboarder and rally driver,…


Using OneNote to present your ideas in meetings

Microsoft PowerPoint is a fantastic tool for creating polished presentations, but what if you just want to share some informal ideas with the other people in your meeting? Or perhaps you’re running a group brainstorming session and want everyone to be able to contribute their ideas? OneNote 2013 has several great features designed to make it easier to present and collaborate on ideas in a meeting. Let’s look at some…


The best free alternative to Office is Office on the web

We know the crowded app market is creating confusion for customers, but the reality is, the best free alternative to Office is Office–Office Web Apps. The Office Web Apps are a free version of the Office applications you already know and love with the same familiar user experience you want. Read on to learn why they trump the free alternatives hands down. 


Webinar: Using Presenter View in PowerPoint

If you give presentations, you need to know about the tool in PowerPoint that offers you a second screen to give you more control over your talk. In this week’s webinar you’ll learn how to use Presenter View in PowerPoint, and we’ll dish out expert advice on presenting.   Can’t view this video? It also can be seen at Microsoft Showcase. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Using Presenter’s View…