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

Decommissioning Exchange 2010 servers in a Hybrid Deployment

Often customers I speak to like the idea of a hybrid deployment in order to keep their staff users on their local Exchange servers, while taking advantage of Exchange Online in Office 365 for education for their students and maintaining a rich co-existence…(read more)

Video: Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday

This is always a special time of year…I want you to be safe and smart this holiday season. Enjoy the video. Related Stores: Higher Innovation Podcast – "Computer Science Education Week"

Apps Working Together on Windows 8

Last week Microsoft hosted the Partners in Learning (PiL) Global Forum in Prague, Czech Republic. I look forward to the Global Forum all year and the inspiration it brings as I’m surrounded by over 500 of the most innovative educators in the world.  I enjoy hearing stories of the impact they are making in the…


Accessibility in Office 365 for education

The Microsoft Accessibility team   run a wide range of initiatives, including a global network of a ccessibility centres , an online accessibility tutorial programme for Windows, Office and Office 365, which includes Office 365 for education. They…(read more)

Celebrating the world’s most innovative educators

The Partners in Learning Global Forum took place last week, bringing together over 500 educators, civic and education leaders, and influencers to discuss global education issues, share learnings and best practices, and celebrate the innovation of great teachers from 80 different countries.  Held this year in the city of Prague, Czech Republic, we celebrated a…


Margo Day Is Microsoft’s New U.S. Education Leader

Reaffirming our commitment to the students, teachers and institutions with whom we work across the United States, the leadership of U.S. Public Sector at Microsoft has named Margo Day as the new Vice President of the U.S. Education business.  Margo will lead a national team that works with K-12 and Higher Education institutions, and across…

U.S. Teachers Win at Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 Global Forum

In the lovely setting of the Prague Castle, five teachers from Florida, Michigan and Washington state were among 21 awarded global recognition for their innovative work in the classroom. These educators, part of Team USA mentioned here last week, took home prizes in the categories: cutting edge use of technology, collaboration and Educator’s Choice. The…