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  • Blog Post: Office for iPad Furthers Microsoft's Anytime, Anywhere Vision for Learning

    At Microsoft, we believe technology has the power to motivate students and empower teachers to grow a global workforce ready to compete. We also believe technology solutions ought to be as unique as the teachers and students themselves. No two schools or classrooms are the same, and choosing a technology...
  • Blog Post: Harnessing Technology to Empower Educators and Transform Lives

    Today marks the start of the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, a gathering of over 1000 of the most innovative and committed educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries. This annual event is a chance for education’s best and brightest to learn from...
  • Blog Post: Erasmus Hogeschool Is Education Empowered Through Office 365

    The Microsoft in Education Blog caught up with Philippe Van Laethem, IT manager at Erasmushogeschool Brussel (EhB; Erasmus University College Brussels), to find out how migrating from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365 has empowered the staff and students he supports. Tell us about your school! EhB...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune Keeps PCs Humming

    Small schools have a new way to use Cloud Power to manage their mobile PCs with the launch of Windows Intune. Windows Intune moves PC client management from the institution to Microsoft’s cloud datacenters. This has the effect of reducing costs for managing ...read more
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for education now available at no cost!

    Today, I’m excited to announce the launch Office 356 for education . It’s here, it’s powerful, and it’s free for schools! Prestigious universities like Cornell University, Dartmouth College and Gonzaga University, and top K-12 school districts in Fresno, San Diego, and Nashville...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing is About to Revolutionize University Research

    If we are to out-educate and out-innovate the rest of the world, it starts with making investments in research. And with the vital role universities play with bringing innovation and new ideas to market, we need to be sure they have the technology they need to collaborate with others. With the explosion...
  • Blog Post: Moodlerooms Integrates Microsoft Live@edu with Moodle Learning Management System

    Moodlerooms announced today the availability of a plug-in that integrates Microsoft Live@edu with Moodle , the world’s leading open source Learning Management System. Live@edu is a free service from Microsoft that provides hosted email, online storage and Office Web Apps to tens of thousands of...
  • Blog Post: India Ministry Selects Live@Edu in Microsoft’s Largest Cloud Deployment Ever to 7.5 Million People

    This week, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) branch of India’s Ministry of Human Resources and Development made a big bet on delivering a brighter future for not only India’s up-and-comers, but for the future of India itself. Recognizing that an educated population is...
  • Blog Post: 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 access the knowledge and tools required for 21st...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life of a Teacher

    (cross post from the Why Microsoft blog , By Tony Tai) My favorite secondary school teacher helped me look forward to each class. I wish she had Office 365 tools to help her. Teachers using Office 365 are empowered, productive anywhere, and use the latest tools. Using Office 365, teachers can develop...
  • Blog Post: Helping Haiti Schools Rebuild through the Cloud

    Updated 7:07 p.m. PST. This week’s anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti is a somber reminder of the enormous task ahead. With over one million still homeless, a cholera epidemic, and much of the country still reduced to rubble, the dream of “building back better” seems...
  • Blog Post: Teachers share their excitement for Office 365 for education at ISTE

    Last week, I attended ISTE in San Diego to help celebrate the launch of Office 365 for education . There have been lots of discussions with customers, but many were initiated by school leaders and teachers directly. They are not only incredibly excited about what the product is going to offer schools...
  • Blog Post: When the Digital Divide Closes

    Recently, Andrew Ko discussed the critical need to close the digital divide in America , and the challenges to doing so. Cameron Evans contributed a later post about some of the inspiring programs and initiatives taking place right now. What about the future? What’s on the horizon to close the...
  • Blog Post: More than 4.5 million Catholic School Students to Receive Microsoft Office 365 for Education

    Sharing my blog post from The Official Microsoft Blog ... Today, the Catholic International Education Office (OIEC) took an exciting step toward delivering a brighter future for Catholic students around the world, demonstrating there is no greater resource to invest in than that of youth. Recognizing...
  • Blog Post: Live@edu Tops 22M Users, Grows 100 Percent Year Over Year

    (Sharing my blog post today from the Official Microsoft Blog ) Today, I’m pleased to announce that more than 22 million people now use Live@edu, representing a 100 percent year-over-year increase. That’s more than 27,000 new people signing up every day, making Live@edu the most widely...
  • Blog Post: Come see us at EDUCAUSE! Microsoft Booth #1009

    Education IT is not one size fits all. That's why Microsoft provides education software and services for real-world IT environments—cost-effective, flexible solutions that support your efforts to drive efficiency, foster learning, and improve student outcomes. If you are at EDUCAUSE 2011 in Philadelphia...
  • Blog Post: A turning point for education? Trends to watch in 2012.

    Will the year 2012 prove to be a turning point for education? There’s certainly an ever-increasing spotlight on the quality of education and an interest to help improve it from all corners of society. As I travel around the world, I see many technology companies increasing their focus and investment...
  • Blog Post: The Next Big Thing in Learning!

    What is the story behind the statement that there is no “next big thing”?  EdTech Magazine recently quoted Cameron Evans saying, “The reality is that there is no “next big thing”…The next big shift will be all of these things taken together.” First, you will...
  • Blog Post: 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 used the data they gathered to make money for themselves...
  • Blog Post: How green is your cloud, Microsoft?

    Schools and universities sometimes ask me to tell them all about how moving onto our cloud offerings like Office 365 , Live@edu , Azure , Dynamics CRM Online , and so on, can support their green initiatives. This is a story I am always excited to tell ...read more
  • Blog Post: Preparing Today’s Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

    Sharing my blog post published today on the Microsoft On The Issues blog here ... This week, people from around the world will gather at two education events in London – the Education World Forum (EWF) and the BETT trade show – to discuss how technology can help improve the state of education...
  • Blog Post: Reimagining Academic and Scholarly Research through Cloud Computing

    How do you out-educate and out-innovate the rest of the world? It starts with making investments in scholarly and basic research. For most, the pursuit to solve the mysteries of humankind and discover new knowledge happens in our world-class American Universities. While conventional research methods...
  • Blog Post: Updated Message and Recipient Limits - Live@EDU

    Outlook Live accounts have historically been 500 recipients per day. Microsoft has recently updated this policy to be in line with the Exchange Online offering in Office 365. All newly provisioned tenants will see these new limits immediately. For those ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Internet2 Establish Direct Peering to Improve Academic Cloud Research

    Microsoft has had a strong relationship with the education sector for many years. As part of this long-standing commitment, we wanted to share some exciting news! Microsoft has just entered into two new peering agreements with Janet , the UK’s research and education network, and Internet2 , the...
  • Blog Post: 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 4BC Office 365: Anywhere, Anytime Communication and...