Weeky Office365 for Education Tip #4

For those of you who do not have Office365 for Education but are looking to deploy it within your school or institution, this tip is just for you! The best way to prepare for Office365 for Education is provided for you within the Office365 community on one of the wiki pages. This provides all the top ways to…


A "thought provoking, inspirational" Innovative Schools Workshop Last Week

The two-day workshop at Botany Downs Secondary School reached maximum capacity, as more than 120 educators gathered to discuss, debate and collaborate on the best ways to utilise information communication technologies (ICT) within the classroom. The event was part of the Partners in Learning Programme which is a global community of education leaders and teachers who encourage and share…


Another Weekly Office365 for Education Tip!

Another Office365 for Education tip for you all! This week we are looking into mobile access of Office365 for Education. Now more than ever students are using mobile phones and it becomes important to take advantage of this in the classroom. Have a look at this video from Leigh in the Education Team at Microsoft and her tips on mobile…


Introducing the New Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker

We are happy to announce new versions of Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for Windows 7 and Windows 8. A few new capabilities have been added while also taking advantage of some advances in Windows 8. Movie Maker and Photo Gallery are two essential Windows applications hundreds of millions of people have come to rely…


Register for this years NZ Catholic Education Convention

Microsoft is a prime sponser at this years New Zealand Catholic Education Covention. This event brings together people from 239 schools, 30 Early Childhood Services and various tertiary institutions providing new possibilities and experiences to enhance learning processes within education.  The theme of the Convention is Nga Taonga – living the treasure.  Microsoft will be presenting at four of the sessions,…


Office 365 for education launches in New Zealand!

Today Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 for education. Available at no cost to educators, students and school administrative staff, Office 365 for education provides collaboration tools that expand learning opportunities beyond classroom walls and help educators better prepare students for 21st century jobs. Office 365 for Education is a cloud-based suite that includes the…


Windows 8 Release Preview Available Now

Windows has been reimagined to be more than a PC operating system. Currently available as a Release Preview, Windows 8 delivers the experience that schools and universities need. With new possibilities for mobile productivity and providing IT with a more secure, easy-to-manage infrastructure. This is our final pre-release, and includes Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting…


Why Microsoft: Office and Office Web Apps, high fidelity documents across desktop and cloud.

We’ve been having a lot of discussions with schools regarding their options when wanting to access and edit their Office documents online through a browser. Staff and students are confident and satisfied with a rich interface and tools within Microsoft Office on Windows desktops and Mac’s but they desire to extend this access online when users are mobile or on…