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!

Office 365
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What’s new in Office 365 administration—October update

Today, we’re starting to roll out additional usage reports that provide you with richer insights about how your organization is adopting and using Office 365. The new reports for active users, email clients, Skype for Business clients and Office 365 Groups are available directly in the admin center.

Excel
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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.

Office 365
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Office 365 October news—exciting new value coming to Windows 10

Today, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Creators Update coming in early 2017, as well as stunning new devices: Surface Studio, Surface Dial and Surface Book with Performance Base. We were excited to showcase innovations to the Office apps which are coming first to Windows and brought to life on Surface. —Read on to learn more.

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.

Office 365
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Announcing the preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI

Get richer insights about how your users adopt and use Office 365. The new Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI enables you to visualize and analyze Office 365 usage data, pivot by attributes such as location and department, create custom reports and share the insights within your organization. —Read on to learn how you can sign up for the limited preview.

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.