New U.S. Education Website launches!

 Announcing the new U.S. Education website   The U.S. Web and extended v-team is thrilled to announce the launch of the newly redesigned U.S. Education website! The new site features:   A sleeker, more simplified design modeled after the Worldwide Public Sector sites that will allow customers to quickly find what they’re looking for and…


SharePoint 2010 Webcast Available (co-presented with HS Students)

I would like to make you aware of a very special webcast conducted a week ago with the Center for Advanced Technologies (Lakewood HS). Why this Webcast is Special? Primarily because students (15-18 yr olds) have developed and are presenting real world school solutions built on SharePoint 2010. These solutions are valuable to all HiED/K-12 customers…


Optimized Desktop Video for Education

Great videos the highlight the value of the Optimized Desktop for Education.  The Video is broken up into two parts… Part 1 [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zLCstAcFyY&feature=player_detailpage]   Part 2 [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vex2eh6m0dg&feature=player_detailpage]


Joint Microsoft and CAT Education Portals Webcast for K12 Customers

? New Joint Webcast ! Center for Advanced Technologies co-presents using Microsoft SharePoint Platform Register now! for this joint webcast     Sharepoint Webcast presented by Microsoft and CAT May 18, 10-11AM PT   Please join us for this special co-hosted webcast between Microsoft and the Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT). CAT is a public…


It’s Teacher Appreciation Month– THANK YOU, teachers!

? Sunday, May 1st, marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Month in the United States. My wife, three children and I live in Rochester, New York and we would like to celebrate the great work of teachers in the state of NY and around the world. Our children have been blessed by wonderful teachers in…


WorldWide Telescope & Kinect – The One / Two Knock Out…

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1-tMp4WkQjA] A few weeks ago Microsoft Research held an event on Microsoft Campus called TechFest. We show a lot of new projects and prototypes from our labs but we keep a lot of stuff behind closed doors. There was one demo that blew me away that I couldn’t talk about but now I can as…


Live@Edu support for accessibility

I’ve been fielding lots of questions on accessibility lately. In short, pick Live@Edu and Office 365 for Education to provide an accessable collaboration solution and limit litigation risk.   For more than 20 years, Microsoft has been investing in platform technologies and product features that empower hundreds of millions of people around the world to…


Play Ribbon Hero And Get Better At Your Job?

Office Labs has created a second version of Ribbon Hero: a game that teaches the Office UI and specific Office features by having users solves challenges in four applications — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office becomes more valuable when you are able to take advantage of a fuller feature set to get their work…


Office for Mac 2011 SP1 RTW

We just officially released Office for Mac 2011 SP1 this morning. I know many of you are anxiously awaiting this update. If you are using Automatic Update (MAU) you should get prompted at some point today. If you’re not using MAU, you can get access to the update either through VLSC or through the Downloads…