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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: 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: Office 365 Education Exchange Online mailbox quotas are doubling to 50GB FREE

    It’s turning out to be a bumper week for Office 365 Education updates. Earlier this week it was announced that SkyDrive Pro was increasing the default storage quota from 7 GB to 25 GB and starting from now Office 365 Education Exchange Online mailbox...( read more )
  • 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 more
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Adapter: Deploying Office 365 Single Sign-On using Windows Azure

    When Office 365 Education was launched, and the ability to provide seamless single sign-on to the service was realised, a lot of my customers were emailing asking me how they could have all the benefits of ADFS without the infrastructure burden. After...( 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: Pittsford School District goes Live@edu!

    Pittsford Central School District, in NY State has just rolled out Live@edu to their 6000 students.  Prior to this deployment, Pittsford had been struggling with inefficient communications between their teachers and students.  After a pilot of the service, and in partnership with CGS, Pittsford...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education: Teaching and Learning Scenario - Lync

    Guest blog post from Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education series of blogs. Ramandeep has been absent from school for five weeks following a road accident. Recovery is slow, and there’s still no firm date for her return. The...( read more )
  • 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: The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is back

    The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is back and you could win big! Play Rock, Paper, Scissors in the cloud for your chance to win a trip to Cancun, an Acer Aspire S3 Laptop, a Windows Phone, or an XBOX 360/Kinect bundle! Entering is simple – create a player bot (sample code provided) and enter it...
  • Blog Post: Live@edu - End of an Era

    It gives me great pleasure in announcing that we have now completed the Live@edu Upgrade program to Office 365. In the course of just a year, we have upgraded over 9 Million users, equating to 5000 customers; this has been no small feat by our engineering...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Year Up Visits the MTC

    Last Friday the Microsoft Technology Center in Waltham MA was please to again host a group from Year Up Rhode Island. I again gave a career talk. Unlike last time ( NUI Whoops ) I didn’t get fancy and try to use a Kinect to show off. During the lunch break the students did try out a Kinect and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Services and Accessibility

    "Our vision is to create innovative technology that is accessible to everyone and that adapts to each person's needs. Accessible technology eliminates barriers for people with disabilities and it enables individuals to take full advantage of their capabilities." —Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive Pro storage increases making it even better for storing and sharing class work

    For me, Office 365 Education just keeps getting better and better. SkyDrive Pro, part of Office 365 Education Plan A2 1 , is cloud storage for education, and is the place where students and teachers can store, sync, and share their files across multiple...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Tips for Office 365 Education

    Earlier this year I wrote 10 blog posts, each covering one of my top tips for Office 365 Education. As schools, colleges and universities across the country reconvene for the start of a new term, I thought it would be helpful to summarise my top 10 tips...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

    Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 Opens with Larger Prizes

    Last week Microsoft announced the opening of the 2013 Imagine Cup . This year there are thee competition and three challenges for students to enter. The prizes are larger as well with a top prize for each of the three competition being $50,000 (USD) and each of the challenges having a top prize of $10...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 becomes first and only major cloud service to meet the rigors of U.S. HIPAA requirements

    Concerns over security and privacy are common barriers holding some education institutions back from moving to cloud computing. Microsoft has been making deep investments in security, privacy and compliance in our products to help our customers move to the cloud with confidence. Today, I am happy to...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-based cure for overweight MacBooks (video)

    This post about using Office Web Apps and Windows Live SkyDrive with Office for Mac 2011 was written by Dawn Reeder, a writer for Office for Mac. Tired of lugging your MacBook from home to school and back again? Then it's a good thing that Office for more
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Your Privacy is Our Priority

    Microsoft has been investing in a comprehensive privacy program, consumer education and policy initiatives for more than a decade. Our customers tell us they expect strong privacy protections to be built into our products, devices and services, and for...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Custom filtering, using transport rules on Outlook Live

    Live@EDU (Outlook Live) has a number of well published and documented security and compliance features, a few of them I have listed below (as well a reference for more information about each topic) – 1. Spam Filtering – 2. Cross Mailbox searches –...
  • Blog Post: Learn The Cloud. Make A Difference. @home with Windows Azure

    How does learning about cloud computing while contributing to scientific research sound to you? Join us for @home with Windows Azure to get a solid understanding of the Windows Azure platform while giving back to a very deserving cause. What is @home with Windows Azure? Microsoft provides a 90-day free...
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Build Awesome Windows 8 Apps using Azure Cloud Services

    You may have heard about cloud-computing and all the cool ways you can use it to boost your projects, but did you know it could also land you more job opportunities as a mobile app developer? Take Microsoft’s cloud-computing platform Windows Azure for example. A rising number of businesses and...