Microsoft Education in Virginia

Information and updates for Microsoft Education customers in VA

Microsoft Education in Virginia

  • Yammer Enterprise for Office 365 Education now available!

    Great news!! Today we announced the availability of Yammer Enterprise in your Office 365 Education tenant. Please see this blog post by Mark Garcia with lots of details - http://blogs.technet.com/b/educloud/archive/2014/07/07/yammer-enterprise-for-office...
  • Office 365 Weekly Webcast Series

    Learn about the features and benefits of Office 365 Education and how to deploy services at your school with this weekly webcast series. http://www.microsoft.com/education/ww/products/Pages/office365-for-Education.aspx There are three series, all related...
  • Massive increase to OneDrive storage

    We previously announced an increase to 1TB for OneDrive for Business customers. Yesterday, we announced 15GB free for everyone and 1TB for all Office 365 subscribers. If your school provides Student Advantage to your students, they will have 1TB of cloud...
  • Swap a MacBook Air for $650 credit for Surface Pro 3

    Microsoft is offering a limited time promotion for Surface Pro 3, where users can get up to $650 in Microsoft Store credit for trading in certain MacBook Air models. http://content.microsoftstore.com/en-us/offers/rooseveltfield#offer-surface-pro-3-trade...
  • Office 365 Public Roadmap Available

    Per this blog post from our Office 365 team, Microsoft continues to pull back the curtain and provide customers with visibility to our planned updates to Office 365. The pace of our updates has quickened noticeably in the past 18 months, with dozens of...
  • From Inside the Cloud–Office 365

    We have just launched a new digital series called “From Inside the Cloud” – for Office 365 that features the authentic perspectives of the engineers and people running and managing the service and proactively addresses the top questions...
  • MDOP 2014 released

    We recently announced two major updates to Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) with the release of MDOP 2014 which includes MBAM 2.5 and secondly a separate significant spring update to App-V 5.0 SP2. Following are details of the updates. MDOP...
  • OneDrive for Business increased to 1TB!

    If you are taking advantage of Office 365 for Education, the good news got even better this week. Microsoft announced we will be increasing the storage provided in OneDrive for Business from 25GB to 1TB. Wow! We have confirmed that the 1TB storage increase...
  • Microsoft Roadmap Virtual Event

    Are you interested in seeing demos of the latest Microsoft Technologies, hear customer success stories and participate in forward-thinking discussions? This virtual roadmap event takes place on Wednesday, April 23 . There are two tracks: IT Pro/Technology...
  • Windows 8.1 devices chosen by Fresno USD

    Check out this blog post by Microsoft VP, Margo Day on the decision by Fresno USD, the fourth largest in CA with 72K students, to go with Windows 8.1 devices. They are starting their rollout with 15,000 Asus Transformer T100 Windows 8.1 devices. The district...
  • TechEd 2014, Houston, May 12-15

    Microsoft TechEd North America 2014 is the premier conference for IT professionals and enterprise developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage, and help secure a connected...
  • Upcoming Webcasts for Education customers

    The Benefits of Office 365 for Education and Exploring the Transition from Google Apps - April 15, 2pm ET QuickLaunch Single Sign-On Integration into Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 – April 22, 1pm ET Teaching Special Needs Kids - Learn effective...
  • Office for iPad now available with Office 365 Education

    Announced today we are now offering Office for iPad editing capabilities with Office 365 ProPlus license. This is a part of the A3 sku and the Student Advantage sku so you can now provide this to your faculty and students. We also announced that Office...
  • Big news from our Data Platform team–SQL Server 2014 ships on April 1

    SQL Server 2014 will be generally available April 1 Wow – talk about technology innovations! Hybrid scenarios spanning cloud and on-premises, in-memory transaction processing, Power BI for Office 365…… Windows Azure and SQL Server provide a continuum...
  • Windows Client Webinar Learning Series

    Here are two webinars by our Windows Client Specialist in the next couple weeks: Why Windows Devices are the Best for Education Thursday, March 20th at 10:00 am (Pacific Time) Speaker: Cameron Evans Across the United States, educators are pursuing some...
  • Bing for Schools and Bing Lesson Plans

    Helen Gooch, a Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer had a chance to interview Matt Wallaert, the visionary behind the Bing Lesson Plans and Bing for Schools. Check out Helen’s blog post here on the Microsoft in Education blog site. If you’ve not yet deployed...
  • Success at the Sochi Winter Games!

    Now that the Sochi Winter games have closed, it’s interesting to note how Microsoft was involved behind the scenes. More than 2.1 million people tuned in to watch NBC Sports Digital’s record-setting stream of Team USA versus Canada in the semifinal hockey...
  • College & Career Readiness Virtual Events Feb 13 & Feb 18

    http://aka.ms/ITAVirtualEvent On February 13 and 18, Microsoft IT Academy will host a special 2-hour virtual event to help global technology educators learn about the value of certification (MOS, MTA and MCP) and how to effectively guide college and career...
  • Yammer for Office 365 Education Plans

    Update: We’re still excited about Yammer Enterprise coming to our Education customers, but it looks like the availability in Office 365 for Education will be later this Spring/Summer. You’re still encouraged to explore Yammer today and begin...
  • Miami Dade County Schools Choose Microsoft for 1:1

    Today at the Microsoft YouthSpark Connection panel in Miami, we announced Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is moving forward with its 1:1 device initiative, rolling out a total of 100,000 Windows 8 devices by August 2015. This spring, 13,000...
  • Eyes for Windows–accessibility

    GW Micro , in collaboration with Microsoft, is excited to provide people who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled with a completely functional* and free license of GW Micro's Window-Eyes screen reader. Microsoft is offering customers who...
  • Windows XP End of Life & Support Options

    As mentioned previously, support for Windows XP 1 and Office 2003 will end on April 8, 2014 . After this date, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes or on-line technical content updates. You will also no longer be able to call in...
  • Gartner Positions Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant for Platform as a Service

    Gartner positions Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) . Gartner defines application platform as a service as a cloud platform that enables the development and deployment of multitenant...
  • Happy New Year!!

    After retiring this site for the last year, I’ve decided to return to blogging as a valuable way to share information. I’ll post information here regarding Education in Virginia, new announcements from Microsoft, new events, etc. If you’re not familiar...
  • SharePoint Seminar Series With Briefings On SharePoint 2013

    Please consider attending a briefing on SharePoint 2013 by TCSC, an excellent Microsoft Partner with particular expertise in anything related to SharePoint.   Details and dates listed below --  Kevin SharePoint Today and Tomorrow Briefing...