OneDrive Files On Demand – Perfect For BYOD

Over the last couple of years it has been evident that increasing numbers of BYOD laptops have transitioned to Solid State Disks (SSD) which is terrific since they are significantly faster than traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD), have lower failure rates and also improve battery life. However, due to their higher price point, the actual…

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Device Based Activation for Office365 ProPlus – Great For Education

UPDATE 2: I’ ve had a few queries about this blog post from non-US customers and so I wanted to clarify the following which was included in the original Device Based Activation instructions: Q: Where is Device Based Activation available?  A: Device Based Activation is currently available only to Microsoft US Education customers that license all of their faculty/staff for Office. To that point – Device…

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Windows 10 Creators Update Is Here

Many of you will have been waiting for the official release date of the Windows 10 Creators Update last week and now that it is launched the best place to get an overview of the new features is the official Windows Blog. You can read the post introducing Creators Update here. For a visual overview,…

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Azure Media Analytics – Search EVERYTHING In Your Videos

Last week I was in Singapore at the Microsoft APAC Education Partner Summit where over 140 partners attended two days of sessions. One that really stood out for me was a session on Azure Media Analytics. The idea behind this service is to deliver deeper insights into the media content of an organisation, far beyond…

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Are You Migrating To OneDrive For Business Or Not?

I read an interesting blog post this morning entitled “No You Should Not Be Migrating to OneDrive for Business” and I encourage you to check it out, including the excellent infographic at the bottom of the article that helps understand what a potential migration might look like. Whilst the title of the post is certainly…

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Editing With Natural Hand Gestures & Digital Inking

Over the last couple of years I have had innumerable conversations with teachers who love the power of OneNote for editing student work quickly and easily, especially when combining the digital inking experience on a tablet such as a Surface Pro. Perhaps the best example of this was the recorded conversation I had with the…

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Teacher Ambassadors in Dunedin April 20th

Listen up educators from around Dunedin! Microsoft is coming your way! Our Teacher Ambassadors will be in Dunedin on Wednesday 20th April 2016 at Taieri College. They will be doing a free all-day session there and all educators/teachers are welcome to come along! In case you haven't been to a Teacher Ambassador session before I'll give…

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