NZ Education Blog

Regular updates from Microsoft in the NZ education sector. Events and advice for education staff.

January, 2011

  • Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 released for free download

    Microsoft Mathematics provides a set of mathematical tools that help students get school work done quickly and easily. With Microsoft Mathematics, students can learn to solve equations step-by-step while gaining a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus. Microsoft Mathematics includes a full-featured graphing calculator that’s designed to work just like a handheld calculator. Additional math tools help you evaluate triangles, convert from one system of units to another, and solve systems of equations.


    You can download it from

    This differs from the Math add-in for Word and OneNote in that it has more of a learning focus than just providing equation support in documents.

  • Microsoft Office Word Open Source Add-in For MediaWiki

    Microsft has funded an open source filter allowing users to "Save-as" from word in MediaWiki format to allow easy importing of existing word document content into MediaWiki. 


    More information on the MediaWiki website