Federated Authentication Links Apple School Manager With AzureAD

As I have blogged about many times before, identity is key to setting up a school successfully to enable seamless single sign on (SSO) into the wide variety of digital tools used in the modern classroom. This morning the awesome David Colville (who largely authored this five part series on managing iPads with Intune) tipped me off to a new…


Adventures With Microsoft AutoPilot On Education Shared Devices (Part 1)

In my job I chat a lot with both school leaders and IT admins about how they can simplify the management of their devices, making it faster and easier for their end users (usually students, teachers and admin staff) to get started and complete the work they need to do on a device. Unlike many…

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Update: Massey University and Western Institute of Technology – Taranaki are now providing Office to every student for free!

Again, we're very excited to announce the latest additions of Massey University and Western Institute of Technology, which are now too are providing Office to their students for free. As we've posted over the last few weeks, the below listed tertiary institutions are providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to every student free of charge – and now Massey…


Announcing Office Sway Preview: reimagine how your ideas come to life

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw-g6IuBVJE:0:0] Say hello to Sway! Sway is an entirely different way to express yourself and bring your ideas to life. When your ideas are born, you want to explore, visualize and share them—quickly and easily, wherever you happen to be, and on whatever device you have. You want your ideas to be understood. Sway helps…


Office 365 ProPlus benefit available for faculty and staff starting December 1st!

We're excited to share that that faculty and staff will, as of December 1st, be able to access the same Office 365 ProPlus benefit as their students. This means that any school or tertiary institution licencing Office for all of their faculty and staff can now include an Office 365 ProPlus subscription at no extra cost for all…


Update: NMIT and Waiariki Institute of Technology are now providing Office to every student for free!

We are delighted to announce that Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and Waiariki Institute of Technology now too are providing Office to their students for free. To reiterate, and as we posted last week, the below listed tertiary institutions are providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to every student free of charge – and now NMIT and Waiariki Institute…


Tertiary students may be eligible to get Microsoft Office for free!

We are excited to announce that the below listed tertiary institutions are providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to every student free of charge. This means the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote are available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class. As long as…


The 2015 New Zealand Imagine Cup Competition Is Now Open!

Calling all students aged 16 years and over! The 2015 New Zealand Imagine Cup Competition Is Now Open: Register Now! Microsoft’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup, returns for its 13th year with three big competitions: Games, Innovation and World Citizenship. You could win a trip to compete in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., the home of Microsoft…


OneNote Class NoteBook Creator – making collaboration between students and teachers easy!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODQNOqNeXXI:0:0] In the words of Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Microsoft Worldwide Education, "sometimes all it takes for an amazing project to be born is the ability to listen." "It was March 2013, and Jonathan Grudin was attending the Workshop on the Impact of Pen and Touch Technology on Education (WIPTTE). It’s not immediately apparent…