Connecting Communities Across Languages

Technology can break down barriers in many different ways and I’ve blogged previously about accessibility in Office365 as well as the amazing Seeing AI Appthat helps the blind to “see.” When it was first announced, Microsoft Translator was a Garage project, meaning it was something of a passion project for Microsoft developers and was not as yet, not a…

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Making A Difference With Accessibility

I’ve blogged previously about my observation that accessibility is at the heart of product design at Microsoft, particularly in the Windows 10 and Office 365 product suites. This morning I read a great blog post from the Microsoft Australia Education team:   Making a difference – NSW Education and Office 365 changing school culture. It’s…


How I spend my day in Microsoft Teams (#Teamwork)

I often get asked “Matt what does a typical day in the life look like for you when using Microsoft Teams”? While that can certainly be a loaded question (because how and what I use Teams for can be different than others) I wanted to share with you my typical work flow as it may…


Join the US SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tim Tetrick   Join the Microsoft US team for the December SMB Partner Insider call this Wednesday, December 6, 2017 where you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Plus, registration is open for the January through June Insider calls! When: December 6, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register for all the…


Teaching With Ink Strategies

The “power of the pen” is already well established as an effective technique to improve student comprehension and deepening their knowledge and conceptual understanding. In this blog post I want to share some resources from the MSAU Education Team: A free downloadable OneNote NoteBook full of tips and tricks for effective teaching with Digital Ink. A series of…


Deploying Server 2016 Part 1

Hello all! My name is Mike and I am currently a Platforms PFE at Microsoft and have been for the past two years. I’ve been working with Microsoft Server technologies for the past 17 or so years, starting with Windows NT and working on every version of server operating system since then. I’ve dabbled in…

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How I Invest in My Career: Podcasts

Staying relevant in a sea of constant change is a challenge that as an IT professional I face every day. The technology industry is constantly evolving and changing around me and requires that I keep my skills evergreen and my mind open. If I don’t, I may find myself without a chair when the music…

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Active Noise Cancellation (Control)

Active noise control (ANC), also known as active noise cancellation, or active noise reduction (ANR), is a method for reducing unwanted sound by the addition of a second sound specifically designed to cancel the first. (source – Wikipedia) Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is a rather new topic in the realm of Intelligent Communications Headsets, though…

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Microsoft Teams in Education: Impacting our future

Growing up, I was not the best student and was always unorganized and ill prepared. Looking back, if only I had the type of technology and resources that are available for today’s learners. One of these tools is Microsoft Teams and Office 365. Microsoft Teams is thriving in the business space and quickly becoming a…