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  • Government & Education Institutions Choose Microsoft to Modernize Their Businesses

    Its day one of Microsoft’s annual U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit where more than 250 of the brightest minds in government and education are gathered to learn more about how Microsoft and our partner technologies can help modernize their businesses...
  • Dell’s OnDemand Migration for Email – Migration with ZeroFOOTPRINT

    Next up in our partner blog post series is some great information from long-time partner Dell.  A lot of customers ask us how they can migrate their email into Exchange Online from other services – well read on to find out more :) -- Office 365 is...
  • One Month Left to Enter The National STEM Video Game Challenge

    You have one more month! The National STEM Video Game Challenge is open and ready to receive original video games and game designs from students in grades 5-12 until the deadline of April 24. The challenge is presented by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at...
  • HIGH QUALITY EVENT PRODUCTION WITH MICROSOFT LYNC and EVENT BUILDER: L+

    If you are looking to take your Lync web conferencing to the next level you have to check out Event Builder's new L+ offering. Simply put it enhances Lync to provide more functionality for online learning such as: advanced Registration, Archiving ...
  • Attend a Session and Schedule at Meeting with Microsoft at Ellucian Live!

    Microsoft is a proud sponsor of Ellucian Live coming up in Philadelphia, April 7-10, 2013! We are excited to discuss how to improve student success while lowering costs with high impact IT solutions built for education . At Ellucian Live this year...
  • BFC Networks tackles SharePoint Online customization for learners

    The third partner guest blog post series is from a UK ISV that has a Microsoft SharePoint MVP at the helm, Alex Pearce .  I had the pleasure of presenting with Alex at our recent Microsoft Global Education Partner Summit.  Alex, over to you...
  • SQL Lunch – Power View Against Multidimensional Models

    It has been some time since I have hosted or presented on the SQL Lunch. Work and home life is a balancing act where home typically wins. In the case of the SQL Lunch home is winning more and more every day. However, I am committed to delivering or hosting...
  • Watch Office 15-Minute Webinars anytime

    The live webinar series is over, but you can view the edited recordings below. Each webinar page has many links to the references talked about in the webinar. Date Product Title/Link to Reference Materials & Recordings What ...
  • Two Accounts after Live@edu to Office 365 Upgrade

    Check out this video explaining the two accounts users will have after their institution upgrades from Live@edu to Office 365 Education....( read more )
  • Successful BI for Educational Institutions

    Do you work for US Education? Are you interested in Learning about Microsoft BI? If so, please join me as I discuss and demonstrate how the MS BI Suite can be used in your environment to discover and uncover hidden GEMS within your existing data structures...
  • 5 Developer Lessons from Tom Kosnik

    Tom Kosnik, Professor at Stanford University, spoke at Microsoft Startup Boot Camp in Silicon Valley this week and shared his advice on how startups can successfully cater to their customers in a way that makes sense for their business goals. Here are the top 5 must-dos to help narrow your focus and get to building the app your customers actually want. 1.) Why will customers buy your product over a competitor’s? If you’re in the early stages of development, take a break to go out and find out about your potential customers. Why are they going to use this product over what they’re...
  • Commemorating Solidarity and Youth Day in Panama with the Inter-American Development Bank and Dell

    Every year the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) holds its Annual Meeting to discuss and support progress on some of the most important societal priorities and challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean. This year, the meeting is taking place...
  • IT Academy: Office 365 Education Training & Certification

    The upgrade process from Live@edu to Office 365 Education has begun, and if your organisation has an IT Academy subscription then you have access to the Office 365 training material and the ability to gain a Microsoft certification! Through using the...
  • Top User Tips #10–Blogging in SharePoint Online

    It’s time for our final post in the top user tips series, and today it’s all about blogging in SharePoint Online. You might also want to check out top tip #2 about social networking , and top tip #7 about following content in SharePoint Online as well...
  • 3 Lessons on App Development You Missed from Microsoft Startup Bootcamp

    Taking an app from an idea to an actual functioning prototype is a huge step in the journey of a startup. It's likely that entrepreneurs with a game changing idea won’t face their biggest challenge executing code. Rather, paring down the concept to exactly what’s needed to deliver on a vision is the step that presents the biggest challenge. Yesterday, 15 teams moved from testing their ideas to building their prototype with the help of expert Microsoft Evangelists. The next step in their week-long startup bootcamp will be creating a go-to-market strategy, but for now it’s...
  • Top User Tips #9–Multiple Co-Authoring in Office Web Apps

    In the eighth instalment of our top user tips we looked at Excel Surveys using the Excel Web App , and today we’re going to look at the co-authoring features that can help you analyse that data, brainstorm ideas, and work collaboratively with your classmates...
  • 3 reasons You Don't Want to Miss Dan’l Lewin’s Keynote at Startup Bootcamp

    Today 15 teams of aspiring tech entrepreneurs begin a week-long startup bootcamp in Silicon Valley on their path to Imagine Cup. Participants will have the opportunity to work with successful startup leaders, expert mentors, and Microsoft executives as they make huge strides towards transforming their ideas for the next game-changing company into a reality. An exciting week if you’re keen on the startup world to say the least. What better way to kick off a week full of innovation (and probably a lot of coffee and adrenaline) than with a keynote by Dan’l Lewin, a 30-year veteran of...
  • Top User Tips #8–Excel Surveys

    We’re into the final three top user tips in our series , and today it’s all about a topic we covered back in August last year : Excel Surveys! Available in both Office 365 Education, and the consumer SkyDrive service, Excel Surveys have a huge potential...
  • SSRS – Using a List Item to Display Details

    How many times have you been asked to develop a report that displays the details for a specified group? For example, maybe you need to produce something like the following report: The above image shows a report that contains three groupings: School...
  • Top User Tips #7–Following Content in SharePoint Online

    Having looked at the new social networking features of SharePoint Online back in the 2nd edition of our top user tips it’s time to look at following sites that interest you, too. If you find a SharePoint Online site in your institution that you want to...
  • Top User Tips #6–Outlook Web App on Mobile Devices

    We’re over half way through our top user tips series (there are only 10, I promise!) and today we’re looking at the latest Outlook Web App (OWA) and how it works on mobile devices such as tablet PCs and smartphones. When you’re on a traditional device...
  • If America Ran Like SimCity

    SimCity is a rich and immersive experience for students learning the complexities and subtleties of the world we live in. From the decisions of where to place a road to what your city should have as a specialization, SimCity makes the complex decisions of our national, state, and local leaders approachable through play. Related Stores: US Forum Educators Make STEM Engaging – Part 2 of 2 Can XBOX 360 Turn Anyone into a Rock Star? Kinect for Windows Starts Feb 1
  • Student Privacy Should Not Be for Sale

    (This is a cross-post from the Microsoft On The Issues blog .) How would you react if you learned that an outside agency came to your child’s school and, without your knowledge or consent, collected confidential data about your child and then...
  • Top User Tips #5–Multiple Calendar Views in OWA

    Hot on the heels of yesterday’s top user tip about SkyDrive Pro we’re back with our fifth instalment all about multiple calendar views in OWA (Outlook Web App). This isn’t a feature that’s new to Office 365 Education, but it’s a question I get asked about...
  • Where can I learn and prepare for the new Office 365 Education?

    We just launched the new Office 365 Education suite last week so you might be asking where can I learn about the new offering from an Office 365 Administrator/IT perspective or where can I find new tools to help me onboard?  We have just added some...