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Top 5 back-to-school tools for creation, collaboration and communication

The school year is off and running! Along with the preparation of bulletin boards, seating charts, classroom procedures and syllabi, it’s also important for teachers to consider the go-to digital tools and resources they will rely upon throughout the school year. —Read on to learn about the tools and resources that can be utilized by teachers and students in many different classroom settings, grade levels and subject areas for creation,…

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Office updates for the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2

Today Apple announced the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2. We’ve developed a number of new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Translator to take advantage of these enhancements. This post provides an overview of some of the most useful new features, including multitasking, inking, intelligent search, wireless keyboard support and updates to Outlook and Translator on the Apple Watch.

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Snip makes you even more productive using Microsoft Office

The engineers behind Snip had been using the Windows Snipping Tool daily to communicate ideas. One day they stopped to ask, “What if snipping was an experience that looked and felt like Windows 10? What if you could narrate snips with your voice and digital ink? What if the way you snip made you even more productive with Office?” Then they went off and built a new tool called Snip.

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Get the free eBook for teachers: “Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days” by Angela Maiers

Today, in an effort to help globally launch and inspire “Genius Hour” in classrooms all over the world, Angela Maiers and Choose2Matter, Inc. in collaboration with Microsoft are providing teachers with a free, customizable and interactive eBook: “Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days.” This free eBook, authored by Angela Maiers and Mark Moran, guides teachers through the introduction of Genius Hour.


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…

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School administrators, get your Staff Notebook at My Apps or

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.

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What’s new in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac?

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac is now available and we want to show you how it can help you better present your ideas. While PowerPoint 2016 for Mac includes hundreds of improvements and changes, today we are going to look at some of the features that improve the look of your presentations and discuss new presentation and collaboration features.

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Wearable Productivity—new apps for you to wear

Over the past months, we’ve delivered a number of experiences on wearables: OneDrive, OneNote, PowerPoint, Skype, Yammer, as well as some from our newly joined Sunrise and Wunderlist teams. Today we are launching a new round of Wearable Productivity apps, as part of our quest to reinvent productivity on all platforms.