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  • Blog Post: U.S. Teachers Leading a Learning Revolution

    I was excited to be able to attend the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 U.S. Forum last week in Redmond where 100 educators from 25 states showcased their innovative classroom projects to vie for a spot to compete at the Partners in Learning Global Forum later this year. The event is not just a competition...
  • Blog Post: Professional Academic Communities in Yammer

    Enterprise Social Computing has the potential to change the very nature of collaboration and communication in the academic enterprise. Welcome to Yammer. Related Stores: Facebook and Microsoft Office Enable New Communities It’s Not A Typo: Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 only $9.95
  • Blog Post: Join the new Partners in Learning Network today and start spreading ideas to improve education worldwide

    I’m delighted to officially announce the launch of our revamped Partners in Learning Network here at the BETT Show in London. Originally launched in 2009, the new community site is now open to teachers and school leaders in over 115 countries, and has been enhanced with many new features and resources...
  • Blog Post: When's a good time to use Office Web Apps?

    I recently asked a group of students about how and when they use Office Web Apps. Based on their feedback, I've got some advice on how they can help you. Read the full post to find out when others are using Office Web Apps to get ahead in school. ...read more
  • Blog Post: Celebrating the world's most innovative & inspiring teachers

    I’m excited to be in Washington, D.C. this week among more than 700 of the most talented educators and school leaders from around the world at the 7th annual Partners in Learning Global Forum . This is one of my favorite weeks every year at Microsoft, because it’s actually happening with...
  • 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: Who to Know: Pooja Nath

    (cross-posted from Publicyte blog) Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) – Every month at Publicyte, we interview a “rising star” and highlight their work in which they’re using technology for civic good, whether in the private or public sector. This month for our issue on Connectivity...
  • 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: 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: How to create your own class blog or website for free

    A new school year is fast approaching. Teachers everywhere are dusting off their school supplies and getting ready for their next batch of students. But what can they do differently this year to communicate with students outside of class hours? Queue WordPress and Windows Live Writer—with these...