February, 2013

  • Top User Tips #1–Offline Access

    Over the next few days we’ll be posting up some bite-size tips about some of the cool features of Office 365 Education. If you’ve got any tips you’d like to share with us get in touch in the comments! One of the great enhancements of the new Office 365...
  • The new Office 365 Education is here!

    Yesterday Microsoft launched the next generation of Office 365 , but did you know this included Office 365 Education as well? We first launched Office 365 for education last June and since then we’ve heard inspiring stories from our customers including...
  • Office 365 Education: Putting Teachers in Control, Today

    When we first launched Office 365 for education back in June, we did so with an eye to helping transform education. Teachers were asking for a holistic collaboration platform that would allow them – and their students – to easily and safely...
  • SSRS 101 – Creating a Shared Dataset

    Now that you have created a Share Data Source, it's time to add some data to your project. In this post I will explain Shared Datasets and demonstrate how to add a one to your project. As with a data source, you can create an embedded or shared dataset...
  • Excuse us, we're changing!

    We're moving home at the moment, but check back soon for some great Office 365 Education related content! Thanks, UK Education Cloud Team....( read more )
  • Imagine Cup Champs Talk Strategy, Tips, and Career Planning

    Developers sometimes feel that when it comes to their career they have a choice to make: build solutions for the greater good or focus on bringing home the bacon. We don’t think you have to choose one or the other, and we tracked down last year’s Imagine Cup winners to prove our point for us. [Left to Right: Taylor Mullen, Keith Ayers, Matt Lesnak] It’s been less than a year since the Drexel Dragons built an award-winning mobile app that is as educationally beneficial as it is fun to play. Not only did their MathDash app take home 1 st place at last year’s Imagine...
  • Office 365 Virtual Launch–February 27th

    Join us at our Virtual Launch Event on February 27th as we celebrate the availability of a major new release coming to Office 365 for businesses. If you are exploring cloud offerings, you do not want to miss this event. You’ll hear from Kurt DelBene,...
  • Office 365 Address Book Policies

    Good news! In the next round of updates to Office 365 (Exchange Online) we’ll be adding support for address book policies! The Exchange Team have detailed exactly what this means , but the headlines are: It’s an Exchange Online only feature. It is available...
  • Max’s Toolbox for Office365 – SharePoint for young learners

    The new Office 365 is just around the corner, interested parties can access a preview today, interested SIs and ISVs can start building apps and solutions by following Office developer guidance and also integrate with Azure AD. Over the next few weeks...
  • Mobile is About You (Insights…CES 2013 Wrap-Up)

    It’s not the device that’s mobile, it’s you. The Post-PC fallacy As you and I become increasingly more mobile in our living, working, and learning, our computing simply must become more personal as it adapts to our transient nature. If you have read this far, I hope that you realize that the claim [...] Related Stores: Insights from International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Part 1 of 5 Qualcomm (Insights…CES 2013 Part 3 of 5) Intel Corp. (Insights…CES 2013 Part 2 of 5)
  • AMD (Insights…CES 2013 Part 5 of 5)

    AMD brings exciting new devices and performance to CES 2013. AMD has been known for making the PC super affordable. Now, AMD is bringing their x86 SoC technologies to Windows 8 with high style and performance. Natural user interface (NUI) experiences are clearly in focus for AMD’s next generation processors. Motion-based gestures are now a part of the [...] Related Stores: NVIDIA (Insights…CES 2013 Part 4 of 5) Intel Corp. (Insights…CES 2013 Part 2 of 5) Qualcomm (Insights…CES 2013 Part 3 of 5)
  • NVIDIA (Insights…CES 2013 Part 4 of 5)

    NVIDIA unveils Batman's secret identity at CES 2013 along with next generation mobile sans the bat. Related Stores: Insights from International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Part 1 of 5 Qualcomm (Insights…CES 2013 Part 3 of 5) Intel Corp. (Insights…CES 2013 Part 2 of 5)
  • Qualcomm (Insights…CES 2013 Part 3 of 5)

    Are you born mobile? That is the question Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs asks. An intriguing question from the leader in true mobile technologies. If you own a phone (smart or not), you likely own a device powered by Qualcomm technologies. The brand name may not be recognized by your students, but your students [...] Related Stores: Intel Corp. (Insights…CES 2013 Part 2 of 5) Insights from International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Part 1 of 5 Why Windows is Expanding My Thinking on BYOD
  • Intel Corp. (Insights…CES 2013 Part 2 of 5)

    Intel goes thin, light, all-day, and powerful for CES 2013. Uber Ultrabooks Intel Corporation announced that all future Ultrabooks, based on their 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors will have the following requirements: Mandatory requirement for touchscreens Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology and a forecasted retail price of $599 by year’s end. When Related Stores: Insights from International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Part 1 of 5 Introducing Microsoft Surface… Why Windows is Expanding My Thinking on BYOD
  • Insights from International Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Part 1 of 5

    The big announcements from CES are often the ones that get the least amount of news coverage. Here's what I found noteworthy for 2013. Related Stores: Why Windows is Expanding My Thinking on BYOD Introducing Microsoft Surface…
  • Deconstructing The Technology of Storytelling

    Are you preparing students for the emerging Creative Class or for a subscription to Consumption Class? No related posts.
  • Windows Multipoint Server in the Classroom

    It was a great week at the Global Education Partner Summit surrounded by several hundred of our top education partners. This event is a great opportunity to announce the Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 (WMS) is now available generally. I see WMS as a powerful...
  • 5 Tips For Up and Coming App Developers

    Last week, we sat down with the Windows 8 Games Studios team to get a feel for what the winner of the Ultimate Experience contest could expect. We left with some nuggets of advice worth their weight in gold. Rather than keeping those to ourselves, we decided to do the cordial thing and share with the community. From gamification to pursuing passion projects, here’s some worthwhile advice to get you ahead of the game – no pun intended. Make it excellent on touch Game designer Kevin Lambert said, “Right now tablets and touch-enabled devices are gaining a lot of momentum. Soon...
  • New wave of Windows 8 PCs Help Drive Digital Learning

    Guest post by Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide OEM Today, I had the chance to speak at Microsoft’s annual Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS) on our Redmond campus where we discussed how technology is helping drive...
  • Microsoft sessions at #TCEA13 – Office 365, Windows and Accessibility

    Looking forward to not only warmer weather in Austin at TCEA , but talking education and how Microsoft technologies can help improve teaching & learning. Hope to see you at one of our sessions! Wednesday, February 6 – 11:30-1:00 PM, Room...
  • Making choices: How to select the best devices for your school in the new era of digital learning

    While 2013 has just begun, many schools – namely those in the northern hemisphere – are well into budget season, and are preparing in earnest for next year’s school season. As we all know, schools are being asked to do more with less...
  • Backstage with the Windows 8 Games Studio

    The Windows 8 Games Studio team wants you to know how awesome it is to be a game designer. We recently met with them to get a preview of what it’ll be like for winners of the Ultimate Experience contest to go backstage with the team as they work. Haven’t heard of the Windows 8 Game Studios team? You’re in for a treat: The group plays a big role in creating innovative games for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and the Xbox service. You love game design, they love game design—perfect match. Here’s Jeremy, Frank, Paul and Kevin. A minute with them and they spilled...
  • Educators Become Developers: Winners of the First Windows 8 App-a-thon

    The New Era of Digital Learning was fully on display in London early this week, when educators became developers for 24 hours in the first-ever Windows 8 App-a-thon at the British Education Technology & Training (BETT) Show. On Monday, January 28th...