Deploying and Managing Office 365 ProPlus

It’s a very exciting time to be an Office 365 Education customer. Student Advantage availability is just around the corner , and we’ve put a few posts up discussing how to get it, but it’s also important to consider how you’ll be deploying and managing…(read more)


Students Prepare for the Business World with Mobile Technology

Schools around the world are looking for ways to improve the education experience and better prepare students for today’s globally competitive workforce. We believe technology has the power to both inspire and motivate students to learn and help educators manage their classroom sand curriculum more efficiently. Dr. Agnes Slayman, the Superintendent at Chester County School…


Living life with OneNote: Let’s get personal

College students use OneNote to stay organized and productive with constantly demanding deadlines–it’s easy to manage an entire college career in a single notebook. But where do personal commitments fit in? California State University and OneNote intern William Devereux shares his personal notebook to show how he uses OneNote to keep track of everything from…

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Microsoft and Washington State Partner to Bridge Tech Skills Gap

By Margo Day, Vice President, U.S. Education, Microsoft Yesterday, at the Bellevue Library, I had the pleasure of announcing Microsoft’s partnership with the Washington State Library to bring Microsoft’s IT Academyonline training to more than 380 libraries statewide. The industry-leading technology training will be available to Washingtonians to help prepare them for success in a…


Guest blog post, Kim West, Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer: How Do We Ensure Our Students are Career Ready?

As a teacher, have you ever found yourself lying awake at night worrying that your students weren’t being adequately prepared for their future careers? The world outside the school walls has changed at a rapid pacewhile much of how we do business in schools has not changed. A new report published by the IDC (International…


What are my options to deploy Office 365 ProPlus?

This is becoming a popular question in education now that Student Advantage is coming very soon.  I put together a quick FAQ to answer some of these common questions. What is Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run and how does it differ from MSI/ISO installations? There are several differences including: License assigned to a person not a…


Celebrating the Class of 2014: Expert Educators and Mentor Schools Showoff Innovative ways of Teaching with Technology

As the General Manager of Microsoft Partners in Learning for the U.S., I have one of the best jobs in the nation: celebrating educators and the impact they have on our nation’s students. Today is a day of great pride for me as we celebrate the 2014 global class of 250 Expert Educators and 80…


Honoring the Educators and School Leaders Transforming Education Through Technology

The herculean efforts put forth by educators and school leaders around the world each and every day often happen in the shadows. In classrooms of all shapes and sizes, these everyday heroes work day-in and day-out to prepare our children to succeed in an increasingly complex world. We expect much of our educators – after…


Guest Blog from Hillsborough County Public Schools Professional Learning Team in Tampa, Florida

Build it and they will come!  Hillsborough County Public Schools Professional Learning Team in Tampa, Florida recognized their teachers’ desire to learn relevant 21st Century skills for lesson design infused with Microsoft tools and technology skills.  Two key events have grown from this need allowing Hillsborough County (8th largest school district in the US) to…