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In my many visits to schools reporting for Microsoft, and others, on their own innovative projects, I always ask about implementation, particularly how new ways of working are rolled out across maybe a hundred or more teachers and other staff. Thankfully, we seem to have moved beyond the time when the plan consisted of throwing in lots of devices and hoping for the best.
Every year Microsoft holds the Hackathon event, bringing together employees from all areas of the company to create, innovate and hack. This year's Grand Prize was awarded within Education, and was built around OneNote, an Office 365 application hugely popular with students and teachers alike.
Back in May, we announced the summer rollout of a number of top requested features for OneNote Class Notebooks, OneNote Staff Notebooks, and OneNote across platforms to Office 365 customers.
Over the last couple of weeks we've been taking a closer look at the some of the ways educators can use Office Mix to add an extra layer of interactive content to their PowerPoint presentation, both in the classroom and for when students are accessing course materials remotely during periods of personal study.
Continuing our look at the Windows 10 tutorial videos from the Microsoft in Education YouTube Channel, the third part of the series looks at the ways in which you can access the Settings menu within Windows 10.
Microsoft Surface is aiming to inspire and challenge students as they showcase all the possibilities available to them when they leave school. Partnering with influencers who have recently embarked on careers of their own, we hope to inspire teenagers to understand the options available and their potential to #DoAnything.
Reports this morning state that the number of students being accepted on to university courses has hit a record high, with the UCAS admissions service revealing a 3% increase over last year's figures, with 409,000 places now confirmed.
To help teachers and IT managers with the transition to Windows 10 over the coming months, earlier this week we shared the first in a number of tutorials for Windows 10 from the Microsoft in Education YouTube channel, led by members of our Expert Educator community. Today we're going to look at the next video in this series, which explores some of the familiarities that teachers and student will find in Windows 10 based on their previous experiences with Windows operating systems.