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  • Blog Post: Don’t miss the biggest launch event in Microsoft history - 10/30 in Waltham

    The biggest wave of innovation in Microsoft history is transforming the way people work. Join us for a free launch event, and we'll show you how the latest Microsoft technologies are inspiring creativity and productivity in the workplace. • Drive cross-team collaboration and improved business...
  • Blog Post: The Office Web Apps Group Project Toolkit

    The Office Web Apps Group Project Toolkit is designed to help students (or any end users that work in small groups), with cloud collaboration scenarios, like group brainstorming, a group presentation, a term paper and tracking group tasks in Excel. The goal is to learn how Office Web Apps and SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: Native Lync client for Mac RTM

    This is big in education - yea. http://blog.officeformac.com/lync-for-mac-2011-released-to-manufacturing/
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint 2010 templates for Class and Study Group

    These templates are super cool: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/Blogs/GetThePoint/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=481 Teachers at your school can use the class site template to: Add class assignments like homework, quizzes, and exams Add new course materials like study guides and a course syllabus...
  • Blog Post: Boston Area SharePoint User group

    With all the great SharePoint stuff in New England Education, we wanted to make sure you are aware of BASPUG. The next meeting is next week. http://www.bostonsharepointug.org/Pages/Default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Play Ribbon Hero And Get Better At Your Job?

    Office Labs has created a second version of Ribbon Hero: a game that teaches the Office UI and specific Office features by having users solves challenges in four applications -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office becomes more valuable when you are able to take advantage of a fuller feature...
  • Blog Post: OneNote webcast from an educator's perspective

    Sonja Delafosse delivered a fantastic presentation on how the Lake Washington School District adopted and uses OneNote. She provides great tips and suggestions for training educators and ideas around how to use OneNote in the classroom and beyond. If you didn’t have a chance to join us, you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Math 4.0 is out

    Download this free graphing calculator for your PC Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 provides step-by-step instructions and visual ways to explain complex problems for a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus. From basic math...
  • Blog Post: Mac Communicator and desktop sharing!

    We released an update to Mac Communicator (13.1) earlier this week which enables customers to share their desktop from a Mac. This release includes a huge new feature as well as some important bug fixes for our enterprise users. For the first time, we will support desktop sharing with both Mac and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Office for Mac 2011 is done

    I wanted to make sure everyone knew that Office for Mac 2011 hit RTM late last week! It should be on MVLS next week and on price lists 10/1. There is a a blog post at http://blog.officeformac.com/
  • Blog Post: Deploying Office Web apps on-prem

    I have been getting lots of questions on how to install Office Web Apps on-premises lately. All you need is SharePoint Foundation (WSS). This article provides a nice overview: Deploy Office Web Apps Installed on SharePoint 2010 Products http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431687.aspx
  • Blog Post: Co-brand, customize, print and ship marketing materials for Live@edu and Office 2010 Student Select/Student Option. FREE OF COST!

    Microsoft Edu Marketing now offers a customizable print on demand tool for our schools that offer MS Office for Windows via a Student Select agreement. This will enable you to take our current marketing campaigns and customize them with your school logo, your pricing information, your purchase location...
  • Blog Post: Make your PowerPoint presentations interactive - Download Mouse Mischief today!

    Today we are making available for download a new free add-in for PowerPoint that enables multiple students to interact with a PowerPoint presentation using just a mouse. It is called Mouse Mischief . Mouse Mischief is a solution that lets teachers create interactive presentations making classroom...
  • Blog Post: Register for the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch event in Boston on April 29th

    Join us for a launch event in Boston on April 29, 2010 for an update on how Microsoft ® Office ® 2010 and SharePoint ® 2010 can add value to your school, district or university, and work with the technologies you’ve already invested in. Find out what the integrated platform means for the productivity...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Beta is out

    We will keep you updated for Academic Edition testing opportunities as well. Today, at PDC in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced the public beta release of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, Office Web Apps for business customers, and Office Mobile 2010. Over the past...
  • Blog Post: Student Select - Electronic Delivery Pilot

    Effective immediately, access to popular Student Select software via secure Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) has been made available on all e-academy managed Student Select software distribution centers. Contact your Sales Account Manager or reseller for a grant letter which allows the secure download...
  • Blog Post: Outlook for Mac is back!!

    We normally don't just link to other stories but this is huger for education. It's all over but the waiting: http://www.macworld.com/article/142266/2009/08/office_2010_outlook.html?lsrc=twt_macworld
  • Blog Post: Distributing Office to students

    With so many schools signing up for NERCOMP and other site licenses, we have been fielding lots of questions about how to get the goods in student’s grubby little hands. The first post in this vein is the Microsoft Office System. First, you can always order student media kits. Student media kits...
  • Blog Post: OLW - Help your study group make the grade (or any group project)

    There are many ways Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta can make your life easier. Today, we’ll show you how to use a workspace for your next group project. A workspace gives you a single online place where your group can store notes and schedules, and create a final report, without having to merge...
  • Blog Post: Entourage for Exchange Web Services Beta is Live

    I am excited to announce that we went live with our Entourage for Exchange Web Services beta today. For those of you who may be new to the Exchange Web Services feature, this is new technology that we partnered with the Exchange Server team on to allow clients like Entourage to connect to the Business...
  • Blog Post: Office Desktop Deployment Labcasts in February 2009

    Join our two-part Desktop Deployment: Planning, Deploying, and Managing Office 2007 virtual labcast to learn about new tools and technologies to deploy the 2007 Microsoft® Office system. During these sessions, IT audiences will receive practical technical information and proven techniques to help simply...
  • Blog Post: Group Projects Made Easy - Office Live Workspaces

    If you have not tried OLW, check it out. I started using this for a cross Edu project and it works great. Think MOSS "lite" that works awesome outside the firewall out of the box. Group projects are tough when everyone has different schedules. One way to stay organized is Office Live Workspace...
  • Blog Post: Creat your own how-to video - Community Clips

    Community Clips allow users to create their own how-to videos and upload them to a community site. This tool integrates into Office and can be accessed on the desk top as well. You can even narrate your clips. Universities and schools can use Community Clips to create help and how-to clips. http:...
  • Blog Post: Search Commands add-in for Office 2007 aka Scout

    This is a neat addition especially if you are migrating your users to Office 2007. The Search Commands project (known as "Scout") is now available to the public: http://www.officelabs.com/projects/searchcommands/Pages/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Nice - PowerPoint Control Sideshow gadget

    Control PPTs from you Windows Mobile Phone. Phone screen displays current, next slides and notes. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=79f19684-f862-4e02-a2b0-0003b4565f34&DisplayLang=en
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