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  • Blog Post: Your Students' Mission, Should You Accept It: The Global Enterprise Challenge

    Imagine 1,000 students across 20 schools in 20 countries connecting to run 10 international companies, each with 10 regional offices and teams - all using Office 365. This is the Global Enterprise Challenge - the brainchild of UK's Broadclyst Community Primary School (a Microsoft Mentor School )...
  • Blog Post: Beyond the Four Walls of the Classroom: Anytime, Anywhere Learning Empowered by Windows 8 Devices

    Back-to-school time used to mean an abrupt - and sometimes difficult - shift from the freedom and fresh air of summertime to long days in the classroom. For today's students, learning takes place not only in the classroom, but also at home, outside, in libraries, and any place with an Internet connection...
  • Blog Post: St. Thomas and Selinsgrove School District choose Surface

    It’s hard to believe that it’s already been one year since Surface was at ISTE. Since then, we have been working hard to get Surface in the hands of teachers and students in 30 markets around the world. Some of the schools who have adopted Surface over the past year include the Supreme Education...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface BYOD Program Imparts "Persistent Change" at a Microsoft IT Academy in Philadelphia

    By guest blogger Keith Loeber, Director of Academic Content, Microsoft Corporation If you haven't heard of it, BYOD (bring your own device), is the organizational practice of allowing-even inviting-networked users to use their own devices for work and school. In the early days, BYOD was regarded...
  • Blog Post: Bing in the Classroom Makes U.S. Schools Safer and Smarter

    I am proud to announce that today, Microsoft has just made the Internet safer for students. That's because Bing in the Classroom - a free program that provides ad-free, safer, more private search in schools - is now open to all eligible K-12 schools in the U.S. With every search done through...
  • Blog Post: BES integration with Exchange Online in Education

    We have had a lot of interest from our education customers on integration with BES in Exchange Online in Office 365. This is something that has not been available in Live@EDU in the past. RIM is making their BlackBerry Could Services for Microsoft Office more
  • Blog Post: Higher Innovation Welcomes Mobile Browsers

    We’re super happy to announce that Higher Innovation now supports touch-enabled mobile browsers. So, you can now enjoy all of the great content from your Windows Phone 7, iOS device, Android mobile device, and many others. Check it out and provide more
  • Blog Post: 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)...
  • Blog Post: Campus Inspiration from Retail Innovation

    Could a connected retail shopping experience inspire schools to build holistic engagements for educators, students, and parents? Catch a glimpse of what is possible today. Razorfish Connected Retail Experience Platform (codename “5D”) from Razorfish – Emerging Experiences on Vimeo ...
  • Blog Post: Top Five Über Themes for 2012

    Like every year before this one, 2012 will be an important year. However, the reasons will surprise you. No related posts. more
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 2012 with 20/20 Hindsight

    How close did I get to the Top Five Über Themes for 2012? The self-check assessment is in. Related Stores: Top Five Über Themes for 2012 “Bring Your Own Data”—the next debate BYOD versus Academic Equity
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Using a BlackBerry with Office 365

    Wouldn’t it be cool if you could use your BlackBerry to access Office 365? Well, now you can ! Yesterday RIM officially announced that BlackBerry Business Cloud Services was available for Office 365 customers. Key features: Wireless synchronization with more
  • Blog Post: How do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education? (Part 2)

    In our last post , we looked at how an institution can associate Student Advantage licences with an existing Office 365 Education tenant. Today, we'll answer the question “how do I get Student Advantage in Office 365 Education?” from a student perspective...( read more )
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Stanford University Leads The Way With Modern Apps

    No surprise! Stanford University, an innovation pacesetter in Higher Education, is first to launch a modern app for Windows 8. Related Stores: Computer Science Students, Get Ready for the Windows Store Windows 8 Release Preview in Pictures Developer Jobs for America with Windows 8
  • Blog Post: 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…
  • Blog Post: Office Mobile available for iPhone and Android Phones

    Over on the Office blog there have been a couple of announcements. If you’ve got an Office 365 subscription (A3 or A4, or the Office ProPlus subscription and others ) then you can now get Office Mobile for Android Phones and the iPhone ! Office Mobile...( read more )
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive Pro apps for Windows 8 and iOS

    Sneaking in at the tail end of last week Senior Product Manager for SharePoint, Mark Kashman ( @mkashman ) announced over on the Office 365 technology blog that SkyDrive Pro apps are now available for Windows 8 and Apple iOS for SharePoint Online users...( read more )